R | | Crime, Drama
A young, reformed gambler 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.
On the DVD commentary it's revealed that Edward Norton ad libbed a number of Worm's lines. Among them was, "She crossed her legs too fast," which is a quote from Chinatown (1974).
I always told her she'd be a good card player, she'd know exactly know when to release a shitty hand
Worm: Oh come on forget that this girl is obviously wrapped way too tight for a living
Mike McDermott: I knew it, I fucking knew it
Worm: This is depressing you can't trust ...
In the final scene, there is a sticker on the "City Law School" door that reads "Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey".
English, Hebrew, Russian
$8,459,126 (USA) (13 September 1998)
$22,905,674 (USA) (8 November 1998)
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