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Gifted poker player and law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) dreams of winning the World Series of Poker. At an underground Texas hold 'em game run by Russian mafia Teddy "KGB" (John Malkovich), an overconfident Mike loses his entire $30,000 bankroll. Shaken, he promises his girlfriend and fellow student Jo (Gretchen Mol) he has quit poker, and concentrates on law school. His mentor Joey Knish (John Turturro) offers to stake him to rebuild his bankroll but Mike declines, and instead accepts a part-time job to make ends meet.

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  • Movie ID 4778
  • Status Released
  • Released Worldwide September 11, 1998
  • Runtime 121 minutes
  • Genres Drama Crime
  • Directors John Dahl
  • Writers David Levien Brian Koppelman
  • Spoken Languages Russian English Hebrew
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Studio Miramax
  • Production Company Miramax Spanky Pictures
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Box Office Worldwide $22,900,000
  • Favorited This movie has been favorited by 1 people.
  • Created March 26, 2019
  • Modified May 16, 2019

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