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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his money in a poker game against Russian gangster Teddy "KGB" (John Malkovich). Under pressure from his girlfriend, Jo (Gretchen Mol), he promises to quit gambling. This lasts until his friend, Lester "Worm" Murphy (Edward Norton), gets out of prison and needs to pay off an old debt. The pair come close to earning the money back but are caught cheating. Then Mike finds out the debt is owed to Teddy and makes one last-ditch effort to beat the Russian.

Cast: Matt Damon , Edward Norton , John Turturro , Gretchen Mol , Famke Janssen , John Malkovich , Martin Landau , Michael Rispoli

Director: John Dahl

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Rounders (1998)

Release Date: September 11th, 1998|2 hr. min.

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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Stylish entertainment and smartass fun when director John Dahl ("The Last Seduction") plays his strong suit (a gifted cast) instead of his weakest (a derivative plot). show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It should have been the poker equivalent of "The Hustler." But it suffers from iron-poor blood. No energy. It just lies there. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Most novel is Rounders' message that the real sin isn't giving into vice but denying your God-given talents and not risking it all. show more

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