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Molly's Game (2017)

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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director:

Aaron Sorkin

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (written for the screen by), Molly Bloom (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Molly Bloom
Idris Elba ... Charlie Jaffey
Kevin Costner ... Larry Bloom
Michael Cera ... Player X
Jeremy Strong ... Dean Keith
Chris O'Dowd ... Douglas Downey
J.C. MacKenzie ... Harrison Wellstone
Brian d'Arcy James ... Brad
Bill Camp ... Harlan Eustice
Graham Greene ... Judge Foxman
Justin Kirk ... Jay
Angela Gots ... B
Natalie Krill ... Winston
Stephanie Herfield ... Jesse
Madison McKinley ... Shelby
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Storyline

Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Written by STX Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Deal with her.

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$28,780,744, 8 March 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Molly enters Dean's poker room for the first time, a writing on the wall says "Quo Vadimus", which is the title of Sports Night's last episode. Both Molly's Game and Sports Night were written by Aaron Sorkin. See more »

Goofs

In the opening voiceover, Molly states she is from Loveland, CO, two hours north of Denver. Loveland is about 45 minutes north. Two hours would get you to Cheyenne, WY. See more »

Quotes

Molly Bloom: Because it's my name... and I'll never have another.
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Fascinating and rewarding biographical drama
31 October 2018 | by areatwSee all my reviews

There is a lot to like about 'Molly's Game' and the film gets a lot more right than it does wrong. I always enjoy films based on a true story, especially when they are as unique and interesting as this one. It's also always refreshing to see a biographical film without knowing anything about the story beforehand. I for one had never heard of Molly Bloom or her story, so it really made for fascinating viewing.

The film runs very smoothly and despite the rather long running length, it never goes through any lulls and always feels fast-paced and on the move. 'Molly's Game' is not only an entertaining film but it's also informative and educational. The story is approached well, digging beyond the surface and ensuring no detail is missed from the story. 'Molly's Game' is a strong biographical drama that does a very good job overall at telling a fascinating story.


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