Deal

Synopsis: Law school graduate Alex Stillman isn't happy as junior clerk in his domineering father's firm but finds distraction as highly gifted Internet poker player. Legendary Tommy Vinson, who retired 20 years ago for his wife's sake, successfully offers to coach Alex for half of the fortunate he can learn to win in Las Vegas. The training, focusing on bluffing and dirty tricks, goes well until Alex feels abused by a girl hired by Vinson. They end up both entering the world tour grand final.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Gil Cates Jr.
Production: Seven Arts Pictures/MGM
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.4
Metacritic:
35
Rotten Tomatoes:
3%
PG-13
Year:
2008
86 min
Website
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I'm in.

All right, ladies, $20.

Hey, fruity cocktail,

you in or not?

I'm out.

JESSE:
Let me guess, raise?

Well, I wasn't going to,

but now that you put the idea

in my head, sure, why not?

I've seen that look before.

I'm out.

ALEX:
Sure you wanna do that?

I think you're bluffing.

WALLY:
Throwing out the line.

ALEX:
Could be.

Could also be that

the cards in my hand

plus the cards that are showing

give me an 86%

chance of winning.

But you know what? Go ahead, go all in.

You got a 14% window.

JESSIE:
You are so full of shit.

Am I? JESSIE:
Yeah.

This is so much fun,

gentlemen. I fold.

Coming out.

Shit, I didn't even

need that one.

Oh. Damn it!

JESSE:
Unbelievable.

JESSE:
What's that?

Every damn time, man.

KEVIN:
Shit. God.

One more round? JESSIE: I don't

wanna play with you anymore.

Dude, this sucks.

What sucks?

This.

College, man, it's over.

No more fun.

(PHONE RINGING)

Alex's room.

I'm not here, I'm not here.

No, this is Ben. Who's this?

Yeah, just a second.

Dude, it's Melissa.

What? Yeah.

She said she's calling you back

from, like, two weeks ago.

Remember when you

drunk-dialed her?

(STAMMERS) Well, tell her I'm not here...

Are you kidding me?

You've had the biggest crush on

this girl for the past six months.

You gotta talk to her now.

Melissa? Hi.

Hey, you know, I'm...

I'm in the middle of something right now.

Could I call you back?

Great.

Who are you?

I know.

JESSE:
What happens if he wins?

BEN:
Alex plays in a Poker

Stars tournament on TV.

JESSE:
No way! Sick. WALLY: Beats

making photocopies in a law firm.

Guys, please.

I've been up all night.

What do you have, anyways?

A pair of ladies.

Nice.

(BEEPING)

Yeah!

(ALL CHEERING)

Yeah.

ALEX:
Hey, guys.

MRS. STILLMAN:
We are

so proud of you, honey.

MR. STILLMAN:
Yes, we are.

Thank you.

MR. STILLMAN:
Magna

cum laude, not bad.

But summa could've gotten you a

full scholarship to law school.

Alan.

Hey, guys, Mr. and Mrs. S.

Hey, Ben. Hey.

What's up, my man? Hey.

How are you?

Where are those Girls

Gone Wild chicks at?

Open your eyes, kid.

Hey, you didn't say

anything, did you?

No, no, I swear, I didn't say a word...

Didn't say a word about what?

I just... Alex?

I kind of got into a tournament.

Sweet!

I got it.

It's only for a couple of days.

You promised this

was just a hobby.

It won't get out of hand.

It won't get out of hand.

Come... Come on.

I beat out hundreds of people.

I stuck my neck out

to get you that job.

And I'll still be there.

This is a big deal.

Thanks for being here with us

at the Poker Stars.com

$10 million challenge.

I'm Greg "Fossilman" Raymer

and working with me...

Joseph Hachem.

So, Greg,

what have you got there?

Well, Joe, in case any of our

players don't show up today,

I'm ready to jump in

any time they want.

JOE:
Okay,

let's meet our players.

Antonio "The

Magician" Esfandiari,

"The Unabomber" Phil Laak.

Tex Button,

and of course, the crowd

favorite, Karen "Razor" Jones.

HELEN:
Want another drink, hon?

Nope, no, I'm fine.

JOE:
We'll get a look at our new

young gun in just a minute.

(SWITCHING CHANNELS)

ANNOUNCER:
One out.

Do you wanna give

me a hand in here?

Guy's on third.

I'll be right in.

ANNOUNCER:

Up next is Phil Cabaratta.

The first time, he walked

and moved around there,

and the next time, he banged

himself out a triple.

JOE:
Each player is first

dealt two down cards.

A round of betting then occurs.

Then comes the community

cards with the flop,

the turn and the river.

In the end, the best

five-card combination

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Gil Cates Jr.

Gil Cates Jr., born October 4, 1969 in New York City, is an American producer and director, and former actor. His 2006 documentary film Life After Tomorrow, which he co-produced and directed with Julie Stevens, won awards for both Best Documentary and Best Director at the Phoenix Film Festival. He is the executive director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California. more…

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