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Deal (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 June 2008 (Germany)
As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy Vinson
... Alex Stillman
... Michelle
... Helen Vinson
... Mr. Stillman
Caroline McKinley ... Mrs. Stillman
... Charlie Adler
... Ben Thomas (as Brandon Olive)
... Karen 'Razor' Jones
... Mike 'Double Diamond' Jackson (as Jon 'JT' Eyes)
... Tex Button
... Himself (as Michael Sexton)
... Himself
Phil Laak ... Himself
Antonio Esfandiari ... Himself
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Storyline

Law school graduate Alex Stillman isn't happy as junior clerk in his domineering father's firm but finds distraction as highly gifted Internet poker player. Legendary Tommy Vinson, who retired 20 years ago for his wife's sake, successfully offers to coach Alex for half of the fortunate he can learn to win in Las Vegas. The training, focusing on bluffing and dirty tricks, goes well until Alex feels abused by a girl hired by Vinson. They end up both entering the world tour grand final. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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12 June 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Negócios e Trapaças  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,281, 27 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,180, 4 May 2008
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For the film's climax, the World Poker Tour (2003) set was shipped to New Orleans for filming. See more »

Goofs

To allow Tommy to win, Alex folds his cards without showing. This is not legal in any WPT (or WSOP) tournament, because at least one player was all-in. In an all-in situation, all participating players are required to show their hands at showdown. Under tournament rules, Alex would have been forced to show his hand, and since he would then be known to have the winning hand, would either be forced to take 1st place or be disqualified from any winnings at all for collusion. See more »

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References Girls Gone Wild on Campus 2 (2003) See more »

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Anxious
Written & Performed by Kenneth Burgomaster
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Would have forgiven, if it wasn't THAT bad!
5 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Every time now and then we see some new poker related title, what is very understandable with all that "Americas last gold rush" going on all over the place.

And every time I hope there will be something decent. But no - except "Rounders" there isn't anything worth your time and money.

I am not talking about poker content even (which is truly horrifying in the sense of realities of the game world and poker as such). The story is as good as the baddest chick-flick may go in the terms of straightforward storyline that goes as far as "A man got into train in the city A. Rode for an hour. Got off in the city B. The end". "Donk-flick", if you wish. Acting looks like someone intentionally wanted to make this film as "seconds-grade-project lookalike".

Do Hollywood is out of professional actors? The only worst poker movie could be "Lucky You".

To sum it up - this movie is good only for one reason - we see Shannon's sexy ass in tight panties for a second. That's all. There's nothing more.


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