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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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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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Know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. The game is on! See more »

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

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Also Known As:

Negócios e Trapaças  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the WPT Championship sequence, Commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten call the play from the start of the tournament to it's finish. This never happens with WPT coverage. In the WPT T.V. episodes, Sexton and Van Patten only commentate on the final table coverage. See more »

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

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Written & Performed by Kenneth Burgomaster
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A waste of time
24 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is not in any way, shape, or form, a good film. It is your typical run of the mill story only played much worse than normal. I guess it's nice that they got a few real poker players in this, but that's all that is worth mentioning. It's already been said, but Shannon Elizabeth is in it for about 5 minutes and then they just do away with her character completely. Burt Reynolds is grabbing another paycheck and the main character is not at all convincing. If he is supposed to be that good, how come everyone knew what he had at the end. This movie is just weak, i wouldn't waste your time. Go ahead and rent Rounders or even Lucky You if you want a better poker film.


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