Deal Poster

Release Date: April 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Tommy Vinson (Burt Reynolds), a former cardsharp, gave up poker years ago when his wife threatened to leave him. Tommy finds a way to get back in the game when he meets Alex Stillman (Bret Harrison), an up-and-coming player who still has a lot to learn. Tommy strikes a bargain with Alex; he will pay the expensive entry fees to major tournaments if Alex will follow Tommy's instructions to the letter. However, a Las Vegas call girl (Shannon Elizabeth) soon threatens their profitable relationship.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Shannon Elizabeth, Charles Durning, Jennifer Tilly, Brandon Olive, Gary Grubbs, Caroline McKinley

Director: Gil Cates Jr.

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Seven Arts Pictures, TAG Entertainment

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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