R | | Crime, Drama
A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.
Do you know why I left this morning? I found that gangsters roll in your pocket
Mike McDermott: It's not what you think
Jo: Who do you think I am? You lie right to my face, in old days you never lied, you've lost everything but at least you never lied
Mike McDermott: Last night I sat ...
In the first game between Mike and Teddy, Teddy flashes his Aces as if it were the guaranteed winner and gets up and leaves. He never sees Mike's cards. Mike could have had pocket nines for 4-of-kind to win.
English, Hebrew, Russian
$8,459,126 (USA) (13 September 1998)
$22,905,674 (USA) (8 November 1998)