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Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past.

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William Tell
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La Linda
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Cirk
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Gordo
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Mr. USA
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Slippery Joe
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Sara (as Kat Baker)
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Minnesota
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Sergeant Hoskins
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Crystal
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Ronnie
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Nancy (as Rachel Whitney)
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Civilian Translator
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Inmate (as Joseph Singletary III)
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Prison Guard
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Tournament Clerk
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Roger Baufort
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Judy Baufort (as Amye Bousset)
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Local Newsman
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Lackey #1
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Lackey #2
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MP
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Second Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Casino Patron / Tournament Audience (uncredited)
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Pit Boss / Dealer (uncredited)
Lucky Belcamino ...
Lucky (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
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Arms Dealer / Poker Player (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
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PSYOPS Soldier (uncredited)
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Bobby (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
Craig Deroche ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Poker Tournament Attendant (uncredited)
Jeremy Howard ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Hassel Kromer ...
World Poker Tournament Card Dealer (uncredited)
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World Tournament Card Player (uncredited)
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Pit Boss (uncredited)
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Military Guard (uncredited)
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Military Prisoner (uncredited)
Sherri Piper ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Nita Procell ...
Card Player (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Female Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Casino Security Officer (uncredited)
Marcus Wayne ...
Card Dealer (uncredited)
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Poker Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Schrader ... (directed by)

Written by

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Paul Schrader ... (written by)

Produced by

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Carte Blanche ... executive producer
Catherine Boily ... executive producer
Tiffany Boyle ... executive producer
Lee Broda ... executive producer
James T. Bruce IV ... co-executive producer
Philip Burgin ... executive producer (as Philip H Burgin)
Andrea Chung ... co-producer
Anders Erdén ... executive producer
Santosh Govindaraju ... executive producer
Patrick Hibler ... executive producer
Ruben Islas ... executive producer
Joseph Lanius ... co-executive producer
Nadine Luque ... executive producer
Lauren Mann ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Martin McCabe ... executive producer
Joel Michaely ... executive producer
Kathryn M. Moseley ... executive producer (as Kathryn Moseley)
Patrick Muldoon ... executive producer
Mitch Oliver ... executive producer
William Olsson ... executive producer
Braxton Pope ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Stanley Preschutti ... executive producer
Elsa Ramo ... executive producer
John Read ... co-producer
Jeff Rice ... executive producer
Jason Rose ... executive producer
Martin Scorsese ... executive producer
Mick Southworth ... executive producer
Kyle Stroud ... executive producer
James Swarbrick ... executive producer
Elton Tsang ... executive producer
Ken Whitney ... executive producer
Liz Whitney ... executive producer
David M. Wulf ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Robert Levon Been ... (music composed by)
Giancarlo Vulcano ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Alexander Dynan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Benjamin Rodriguez Jr. ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Michael Bartolomeo ... assistant editor
Jim Gardner ... finishing executive: Company 3
Margaret Lewis ... finishing producer: Company 3 / head of production: Company 3
Tim Masick ... colorist: Company 3
Joe Monge ... finishing producer: Company 3
Dan Olsen ... on-line editor: Cosmic
Alene Padilla-Tiller ... first assistant editor
Melina Smith ... color assistant: Company 3
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: Company 3

Casting By

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Susan Shopmaker

Production Design by

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Ashley Fenton

Art Direction by

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Christine Brandt

Set Decoration by

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Mary Goodson

Costume Design by

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Lisa Madonna

Makeup Department

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Precious Dorhan ... hair stylist: Tiffany Haddish
Megan Gorley ... key makeup artist
Kathy Mills Lynch ... hair department head (as Kathy Lynch)
Ryan McCormick ... makeup department head
Molly Moonanne Sanders ... key hair stylist (as Molly Sanders)
Dionne Wynn ... makeup artist: Tiffany Haddish

Production Management

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John Foss ... production supervisor
Jake Van Wagoner ... unit production manager
Micah Young ... post-production supervisor (as Micah O. Young)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martin Jedlicka ... first assistant director
Eric S. Johnston ... second assistant director
MarSchelle Walker ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Bernard ... gang boss
Sam Birdsong ... set dresser
Michael Blank ... greensman
John Carchetta ... on set dresser
Chase Coleman ... leadman
Chad Davis ... lead scenic
Dillon Ellefson ... construction coordinator
Chris Finney ... graphic designer
Murray Foretich ... set dresser
Jeremy Grannan ... greensman
Claire Gryce ... on set dresser
Brooks Johnson ... set dresser
Jacob Kirkwood ... set dresser
Janette Luttrell ... assistant property master
Kelly D. Mills ... property master
Kevin S. Mitchell ... prop maker
Hunter Nelson ... set dresser
Caleb Rimmer ... set dresser
Layne Robinson ... construction foreman
Angela Gail Schroeder ... buyer (as Angela Schroeder)
Robert St. Laurent ... property master
Julie Toche ... set dresser
Selina van den Brink ... leadman
Dwain Walters ... prop maker (as Dwain Walter)
Justin Williams ... set dresser
Kristopher Zamora ... scenic foreman (as Kris Zamora)
Dayton Douglass ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary C. Bourgeois ... atmos mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Tim Chilton ... foley/adr mixer
Luis Cota ... boom operator
Martin Czembor ... re-recording mixer
Jed M. Dodge ... foley artist
Beau Emory ... foley/adr mixer
Lorenzo Gutierez ... mix assistant
Jared Jaynes ... boom operator
Jevon Johnson ... mix assistant
Michael McMenomy ... sound editor
Antony Metaxakis ... foley artist
Jared Orlando ... mix assistant
Kyle Rochlin ... foley/adr mixer
Colin Rogers ... foley/adr mixer
Joe Sanchez ... production sound mixer
Stella Valente ... foley artist
Ben Wilkins ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Dane Butler ... adr mixer: Chez Boom Audio (uncredited)
Tony Solis ... additional re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bennique Blasini ... visual effects supervisor: BFX Image Works
Steven M. Blasini ... visual effects supervisor: BFX Image Works
Ben Burrell ... visual effects supervisor: Cosmic
Reed Eriksson ... visual effects artist: Cosmic
Cameron Gradner ... concept design: Cosmic (as Cameron Gardner)
Stephen Shimek ... visual effects artist: Cosmic (as Steve Shimek)
Van Ling ... visual effects consultant: BFX Image Works (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jonathan Arthur ... stunt double: Tell
Jawed El Berni ... stunts: Iraqi Prisoner
Adam Horwitz ... stunts: Iraqi Prisoner
Brian Philpot ... stunts: MP
Daniel Rivett ... stunts: MP (as Daniel Rivette)
Daniel Rivette ... stunt performer
Joseph Singletary ... stunts: inmate
Ned Yousef ... stunts: Iraqi Prisoner
Nicolas Bosc ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Adam Rivette ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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T.J. Alston ... gaffer (as TJ Alston)
Timothée Arene ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Balz Biellmann ... dolly grip
Stephen Culpepper ... electric
Ian Edwards ... digital imaging technician
Joe Englebrecht ... grip
Francisco Gonzales ... electric
Mike Grace ... electric
Everett Grant ... electric
Heidi Hartwig ... still photographer
Nat Hernandez ... best boy electric
Bill Hilferty ... key grip
Brooke Jagneaux ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Brook Jagenaux) / first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Brook Jagenaux)
Kevin Kennedy ... key grip
Jack Khorram ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bradley Martin ... electric
Sean McCallister ... digital imaging technician
Nick Müller ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Ron Nix ... dolly grip
Jaim O'Neil ... gaffer
Ric Okoniewski ... electric
Nathaniel Pinheiro ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Sam Reed ... grip
Matt Reilly ... electric
Ricky Ruiz ... grip
Nick Santos ... grip
Tom Sarvello ... best boy grip
Patrick Scanlon ... camera utility
Ben Schwartz ... video recording consultant
Ryan Watson ... Best boy grip
Ryan Watson ... best boy grip
Jordan Whaley ... electric
Steve Acheson ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Keagan Fuller ... electrician (uncredited)
Shawn Steven Jones ... additional grip (uncredited)
Michael D. Kennedy ... remote head operator (uncredited)
Teddy Smith ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cher Foley ... extras casting
Matthew Morgan ... casting: Mississippi
Emily Fleischer ... casting associate (uncredited)
Brandy Goleman ... additional extras casting (uncredited)
Ron Goleman ... additional extras casting (uncredited)
Terry Prather ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Urbanie Lamas ... costume supervisor
Racon McCarter Jr. ... wardrobe production assistant
Tatiana Valentin ... costumer

Location Management

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Will Godfrey ... location production assistant
Scott Hanson ... assistant location manager
John Read ... location manager

Music Department

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Tessa Angus ... engineered by
Robert Levon Been ... engineered by / score produced by / songs and lyrics by
Roman Molino Dunn ... engineered by
Dan Evans Farkas ... music editor (as Dan Farkas)
S.G. Goodman ... additional vocals by
Dina Juntila ... music supervisor
Jake McGuire ... engineered by
David Palmer ... additional musician / additional score programming and production / engineered by
Gillian Rivers ... additional musician
Jesse Russell ... additional compositions by / additional musician / engineered by / score produced by
Giancarlo Vulcano ... additional compositions by / additional musician
Amir EZ ... musician (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Penny Johnson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Maurice Arrington ... driver
Ernest Clausell ... driver
Clara Hopson ... driver
Mike Hopson ... transportation captain
Kenny Lewis ... driver
Brett Miller ... transportation coordinator
George Mills ... driver
Jack Prince ... transportation captain
Melissa Stewart ... driver

Additional Crew

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Carolina Abrego ... office production assistant
Matt Baker ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Sean Beck ... set production assistant
Becky Benton ... first assistant accountant
Ashley Carlin ... post production accountant
Eric Carney ... animal wrangler
Jay Catlett ... assistant: Oscar Isaac
Isabela Cupstid ... craft service production assistant: Sea Salt and Vine
Marie Cupstid ... craft service: Sea Salt and Vine
David Dupaix ... production accountant
Xavier DuPriest ... key set production assistant
Stephen Eng ... paymaster
Rachel Fox ... caterer: Sea Salt and Vine
Tom Franklin ... poker advisor (as Captain Tom Franklin)
Gerry Grennell ... coach pre production
Tom Grievson ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Ronan Hagarty ... assistant: Mr. Schrader
Kent Hamilton ... insurance agent: Front Row Insurance Brokers
Eric Harbert ... legal representative: Foresight Media, Raskin Law
Carly Harrison ... second assistant accountant
Freddie Hatchett ... legal representative: Foresight Media, Lee & Thompson
Shelby Hennessy ... assistant craft service: Sea Salt and Vine
Tamika Hunter ... Stand-in
Joe Imburgio ... assistant: Mr. Schrader
Andrew Kea ... set production assistant
Ivan Kelava ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Justin Kelly ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Elizabeth Kormanova ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Susan Kremer Jones ... caterer: Sea Salt and Vine
Rebecca Kremer Kajdan ... caterer: Sea Salt and Vine
Mark Lane ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Nicole Mackey ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Bailey McLean ... office production assistant
Damian McParland ... legal representative: Foresight Media, Lee & Thompson
Sean Murdock ... assistant to the producers
Ryan V. Murphy ... assistant: Kyle Stroud
Jill Nunley ... travel coordinator
Montana Peterson ... production coordinator
Terry Prather ... assistant production coordinator
Nashin Rahman ... production coordinator
Rickey Read ... security
Pamela Rikkers ... clearances
Danny Rivera ... security: Tiffany Haddish
Raegan Robinson ... office production assistant
Brian Seale ... medic
Austin Sheridan ... assistant: Tye Sheridan
Gabe Smith ... medic
Savanna Smith ... set production assistant
Garin Sparks ... medic
Joe Stapleton ... poker consultant
Marie Gabrielle Stewart ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films (as Marie-Gabrielle Stewart)
Jamie Stimach ... animal wrangler
Frank Sung ... cardistry consultant: Mr. Isaac
Sam Tatton-Brown ... legal representative: Foresight Media, Lee & Thompson
Peter Watson ... international sales and distribution: HanWay Films
Trey Wilson ... Key set production assistant
Trey Wilson ... key set production assistant
Max Yampolsky ... researcher: USDB
Grayson Alderman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Lanius ... production legal (uncredited)
Stevi Nguyen ... assistant: Lee Broda (uncredited)

Thanks

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Nicholas Donnermeyer ... special thanks
David Gonzales ... the producers wish to thank: Domestic Sales

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Oscar Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a retired military major. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past. Written by Variety

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Taglines He's Playing the Hand He Was Dealt See more »
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Also Known As
  • סופר הקלפים (Israel, English title)
  • El contador de cartas (Spain)
  • Face à l'ennemi (Canada, French title)
  • Kumarbaz (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Hazardzista (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Although he initially ranted about it on Facebook, Paul Schrader found the imposed two month break due to Covid-19 protocols turned out to be quite useful as he was able to tweak the edit. See more »
Goofs To add to the comment re: being re-incarcerated at Leavenworth, Bill (Tell/Tillich) was sentenced to 10 years (circa 2005-7 presumably) and released after serving 8-1/2, so was probably still on parole. Therefore, by committing a subsequent felony he would have to serve the rest of his sentence in Leavenworth before finishing the concurrent sentence in a civilian prison. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Why is 2021 - The Year of Woman Film Directors? bonus: Tarantino and Yankovsky (2021). See more »
Soundtracks Eruptar See more »
Quotes William Tell: [Repeated line] Kirk with a C.
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