Rounders (1998)

Rounders – In the game of life…..play the cards you’re dealt.

Rounders

Matt Damon———————–Mike McDermott
Edward Norton——————- Worm
Gretchen Mol———————-Jo
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

Box Office
Domestic: $22,912,409
Worldwide: $22,912,409

CC Rating: 8 out of 10

Screenplay:  I could not find the screenplay

If you liked this try: The Sting, Shade, Maverick.