Academy Award(R) winner Matt Damon (GOOD WILL HUNTING, Best Original Screenplay, 1997; THE BOURNE SUPREMACY) and Edward Norton (THE ITALIAN JOB) star in this story of passion, risk, and the extreme price of friendship! After losing a high-stakes card game, Mike (Damon) gives up gambling for law school and a fresh start with his girlfriend (Gretchen Mol -- CRADLE WILL ROCK). But then his best buddy (Norton) gets out of prison and in over his head with a ruthless card shark (John Malkovich -- BEING JOHN MALKOVICH). From there, Mike's strong sense of loyalty –- and the lure of the game -– draw him back to the tables in a game he cannot afford to lose! Also starring John Turturro (O BROTHER, WHERE ARE THOU?) and Oscar(R) winner Martin Landau (ED WOOD, Best Supporting Actor, 1994).
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Ratings and Reviews
- Average 6.2/10
- Fresh 52
- Rotten 28
Critics Consensus: Richly atmospheric and colorful performances contributed to the movie's entertainment value.
Frequent profanity, some violence in '90s noir movie.
Cast & Crew
- © Miramax
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.