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A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ving Rhames ... Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
Roselyn Sanchez ... Jezebel Black
Daniel Newman ... Easy
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Jericho Hudson
Callum Keith Rennie ... Michael Mortensen
Angus Macfadyen ... Tenderloin Tony
Devon Sawa ... Paul The Pawn
Dan Bell Dan Bell ... Nickles
Jon Eyez ... Mad Boy
Mark Krasnoff Mark Krasnoff ... Larry
Robert Pralgo ... Robert Hudson (as Rob Pralgo)
Leicester Landon Leicester Landon ... Janna
Jeffrey Huth Jeffrey Huth ... Tonight Show Ted
Bill Romanowski ... Case
Phi-Long Nguyen ... Jaime
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A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.

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There's no such thing as luck to a hustler.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poolhall Prophets See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Shoot... me...
29 December 2005 | by sweetmarissaSee all my reviews

My chief complaint is that there are no captions, so I'm only catching bits and pieces of the movie. The names are already killing me. Jezebel... Jericho... Is this pool or 'Children of the Corn'?

The acting as a whole was atrocious. Was there even a director on the set? The accents and dialogue are hilarious. All I hear is "sisal, sisal, sisal". I have never in my life heard anyone talk like this in any pool hall I've ever been in. The special features said the slang was 30% made up by the movie makers - try 90% and the rest they got wrong. Like what is all this "tribe" talk? Nice tattoos, by the way. So they get branded. With eight-balls, no less. Way to hustle there, sports. I expect to hear Ving Rhames offer to get the horses for his "mastuh" any minute now. Oh, Freddie... if you're lyin, you're dyin? That's tough. Especially with you lowering your voice like that. It's reminiscent of Rocky Balboa.

Then not only did they make up their own jargon, they butchered actual pool terminology. It's a good thing this movie never made it to theatres, or we'd have a bunch of clowns running around our pool halls rambling about dandelions and lemons.

Of course, the shots, the bridges, and the "sharking" these guys are doing are all horrible, but I expected no less. The rack twirl got me, though. You know what I'm talking about... That thing ball-bangers do. I also noticed when "Jericho" and "Cueball Carl" (*rolls eyes*) are playing, they rack the balls in numerical order. Nice. And love the glove, Carl.

Shooting Gallery was also an apt title. I think they shot more with guns than cues. I actually felt like I was watching a soft porn through some of those scenes.

Not all is lost, though. I walked away with a new playing strategy: When on the nine, hit it as hard as you can. And cuss. A lot.

This movie does what I never thought possible, which is suck more than 'Poolhall Junkies'.


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