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One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stu Ungar (2006)

This is a documentary about the life of poker legend Stu Ungar who died in 1998 of heart related conditions due to heavy drug use.

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Al Szymanski

Writer:

Al Szymanski
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jason Blaine Jason Blaine ... Young Stu
Rusty Goehringer Rusty Goehringer ... Isadore Ungar
Nicholas Sireci Nicholas Sireci ... Young Stu
Lynn Spencer ... Fay Ungar
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This is a documentary about the life of poker legend Stu Ungar who died in 1998 of heart related conditions due to heavy drug use.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Documentary? I'd say it's a travesty
29 May 2011 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

This is a travesty of a documentary. Just a kitchy whirlpool of flashes and contrasting images to tune up a story. Not the story of a man, but the story the makers wanted to tell. To fill in for their ill making the team gives fast inserts from other interviews, pictures, they even go that far to get some extras to play their stitched jigsaw puzzle. Everything to make this documentary parody stay together. And that is the only quality I can find in this work: that through trickery the team finds a way to keep things from falling over. I know this is Discovery Channel standard of documentary, yet this fits better in the category of B movie based on a real story.

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