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John Dahl directed this exploration of New York private clubs devoted to high-stakes poker, with first-person narration from the film's central figure, law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), who loses his entire savings to Russian club owner Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). Mike then turns away from cards, devoting his attentions to his law studies and his live-in girlfriend Jo (Gretchen Mol), who's concerned when Mike's former gambling buddy Worm (Edward Norton) is released from prison. She has good reason to worry, since it takes Worm only a matter of minutes to draw Mike back into poker action. When she learns Mike has returned to the poker clubs, she moves out, and Mike begins to lose interest in his studies. Worm has a pre-prison debt, and the threatening Grama (Michael Rispoli) wants the money. Mike not only indulges the irresponsible Worm, he gets involved in Worm's debts. When Grama demands $15,000 on a five-day deadline, the two buddies go into high gear with a non-stop, no-sleep gambling binge that spirals downward toward an ultimate confrontation with Teddy KGB. Darkened club interiors and New York nights are captured by the cinematography of Jean Yves Escoffier, who moved from French films (the 1991 Les Amants du Pont Neuf) to American movies with the reflective surfaces of Excess Baggage (1997) and the patina of pathos found in Harmony Korine's experimental Gummo (1997). Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival and the 1998 Montreal Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, Calif. :Miramax Home Entertainment,1999
Edition Widescreen version.
Contributors Damon, Matt.
Norton, Edward.
Turturro, John, 1957-
Janssen, Famke.
Mol, Gretchen.
Malkovich, John.
Landau, Martin, 1928-2017
Dahl, John.
Stillerman, Joel.
Demme, Ted, 1963-2002.
Levien, David.
Koppelman, Brian.
Young, Christopher, 1957-
Miramax Films.
Spanky Pictures.
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich, Martin Landau.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Jean Yves Escoffier ; editor, Scott Chestnut ; music, Christopher Young.
Audience Closed-captioned.
Rated R.
Language English
Notes DVD release of the 1998 motion picture.
Special features: theatrical trailer; chapter search.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0788814702 :
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