almost 5 years
Great movie, even for a non-player like me. 2 light hours of enjoying good performances
Surprisingly good film. Fair story but very good acting. good characters.
over 6 years
almost 7 years
THE poker film of all poker films with fantastic performances across the board.
almost 7 years
John Malkovich - total boss.
Pokeri-filkkojen klassikko. Kivasti bluffia, realistisuutta ja pettymysten tuomaa tuskaa.
Rounders is a 1998 film about the underground world of high-stakes poker. Directed by John Dahl and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton, the movie follows two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a large debt. The term "rounder" refers to a person travelling around from city to city seeking high stakes cash games.
The movie opened to mixed reviews and made only a modest amount of money. However, with the growing popularity of Texas hold 'em and other poker games, Rounders has become a cult hit.
Gifted poker player Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his entire bankroll in a hand of Texas hold'em against Teddy "KGB" (John Malkovich), a Russian mobster who runs an illegal underground poker room. Shaken, Mike decides to concentrate on law school, while promising his girlfriend and fellow law student Jo (Gretchen Mol) to not play the game anymore. Mentor and fellow rounder Knish (John Turturro) offers him a part-time job driving a delivery truck to make...