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.
Writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman have cameos in the Atlantic City poker scene; they're two of the players used to illustrate giveaway tells.
I guess the sayings' true. In the poker game of life, women are the rake man. They are the fuckin' rake.
Mike McDermott: What the fuck are you talkin' about. What saying?
Worm: I-I don't know. There ought to be one though.
During the judges game, Dowling refers to Judge Kaplan as "Carroll," the last name of his real name.
English, Hebrew, Russian
$8,459,126 (USA) (13 September 1998)
$22,905,674 (USA) (8 November 1998)
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