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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Charlie Berns (William H. Macy) is a movie producer who convinces a major studio to fund a film about British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. But he rewrites the script, transforming the film into an action flick for Bobby Mason (LL Cool J), a recent convert to Judaism who is eager to play the Jewish statesman. During production, Mason is kidnapped by a radical political organization, and it is up to Berns and development executive Deidre Hearn (Meg Ryan) to save the film and its star.

Cast: William H. Macy , Meg Ryan , LL Cool J , Kate Blumberg , Jeremy Crutchley , Jose Domingos , Adrian Galley , Fiona Glascott

Director: Steven Schachter

Genres: Comedy

The Deal (2008)

Release Date: January 1st, 2008|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The dull production obviously sees itself as an updated "Cincinnati Kid" for the World Poker Tour set, but the end result and its characters have all the originality and dramatic depth of a TV telecast. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Deal doesn't really care about the characters as much as it does the World Poker Championships, where Tommy and Alex end up. Once we get there the movie becomes interesting because Cates understands the game and its dramas a lot better than he understands people and theirs. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's no compelling reason to see Deal. Everything it offers is familiar to the extent where even though it's not a remake, it feels like one. show more

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