Rounders – In the game of life…..play the cards you’re dealt.
Matt Damon———————–Mike McDermott
Edward Norton——————- Worm
John Malkovich——————-Teddy KGB
John Turturro———————Joey Knish
Martin Landau———————Abe Petrovsky
Directed by John Dahl
Written by David Levien and Brian Koppleman
Impressive movie with some very good performances all around. Mike McDermott (Damon) is a professional poker player that runs into a bad game at Teddy KGB’s and he winds up losing all his money. So he quits “rounding” and focuses on law school. He is tired and miserable, but he stays the course and works toward his degree. Then his friend “Worm” (Norton) gets out of prison and Mike has the classic internal struggle of either being himself or living the lie he has been living.
Production Budget: N/A
CC Rating: 8 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay
If you liked this try: The Sting, Shade, Maverick.