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The Poker House (2008)

R | | Drama | 2008 (USA)
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

Director:

Lori Petty

Writers:

Lori Petty (screenplay), David Alan Grier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Agnes
Javon Johnson ... 1st 'John'
Sophi Bairley ... Bee (as Sophia Bairley)
Bokeem Woodbine ... Duval
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Cammie (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
Casey Tutton ... Sheila
Matthew Gerdisch ... Earl
Robert Gerdisch ... Burl
Lucas Ellman Lucas Ellman ... Clyde Junior
Kymberly Mellen Kymberly Mellen ... Sheila's Mom (as Kimberly Mellen)
Andrew Rothenberg ... Clyde Senior
Danielle Campbell ... Darla
Selma Blair ... Sarah
Jayce Ryan Jayce Ryan ... Daniel
Kirsten Mose Kirsten Mose ... Young Agnes
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Lust, drugs and violence... no place for a kid. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and disturbing content involving a minor including rape, sexual content and drug/alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The interior and exterior of the poker house were two separate locations. See more »

Goofs

When Duval rapes Agnes, he puts his left hand over her mouth. In some shots, his right hand is over her mouth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
1st 'John': [seeing her come in] Ah...
Agnes: [narrating] I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. There's just today, and then there's tonight. Anything can happen, then anything does. You get through it.
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Soundtracks

Just To Be With You
Written by Michael Lloyd and Greg O'Connor
Produced by Michael Lloyd (uncredited), Greg O'Connor (uncredited)
Courtesy of Michael Music, Curb Songs and Music by Greg
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User Reviews

 
Frankly, it's a beautiful movie
26 December 2018 | by j-a-julianSee all my reviews

A little hard to follow early on, could be tighter directing. But overall, a beautiful movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Poker House See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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