DVD 121 mins IMDB 7.2
R (Restricted)
Buena Vista (1998)
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Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Edward Norton Lester Murphy
Matt Damon Mike McDermott
Famke Janssen Petra
Martin Landau Abe Petrovsky
John Malkovich Teddy KGB
Gretchen Mol Jo
John Turturro Joey Knish
Paul Cicero Russian Thug
Ray Iannicelli Kenny
Merwin Goldsmith Sy

Director John Dahl
Producer Ted Demme; Joel Stillerman; Bobby Cohen
Writer Brian Koppelman; David Leven; David Levien

A law student who appears to have his life together and is progressing in school and in life is reacquainted with a former poker playing friend who draws him into his evil web. As a result he loses his girlfriend, his educational opportunity and must play poker with a Russian gangster to save his life. By cunning and bluffing, he beats the Russian and regains his path to normalcy. Great acting! The poker playing scenes and the portrayals of the various characters are outstanding. There are degenerate gamblers, professional gamblers and everyday people who play poker. It is realistic and scary.

Edition Details
Edition Movie-Only Edition
Barcode 717951001535
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/9/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Links IMDB

Storage Device
Disc 1 CD/DVD Case: 57a