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Rounders

"Trust everyone... But always cut the cards."

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

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Released: Sep 11th, 1998
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Rounders Main Cast

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Matt Damon
Matt Damon
plays Mike McDermott
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
plays Lester 'Worm' Murphy
John Turturro
John Turturro
plays Joey Knish
Paul Cicero
Paul Cicero
plays Russian Thug
Ray Iannicelli
Ray Iannicelli
plays Kenny
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Early on, Mike is seen taking money out of a poker book called "Super System", which was written by poker legend Doyle Brunson. He later pulls quotes from the book with the lines "Texas Hold 'em is the Cadillac of poker games" and "The trick to no limit is to put a man to a decision for all his chips."
  • Despite the rise in No Limit Texas Hold'em interest in conjunction with this film's release, the characters play a wide variety of poker variants: No Limit Hold'em is played with Teddy KGB at the beginning and end of the film, the Judge's game is a 7 card Stud game, the College Boys are playing Stud variants (notably Chicago), when Worm and Mike go the Chesterfield the first time the game is Forced Rotation (alternating hands of Hold'em, Omaha, Razz, Stud usually), Worm plays 7 card Stud later at the Chesterfield, the Taj Mahal game is Limit Hold'em, the Union game is a Draw or Stud game, Mike plays Draw or Stud (it appears in the short scene)with the Greeks, the Cigar Club game is 7 card Stud Hi-Lo, the Golf pro game is a Pot Limit Omaha/Stud game, and the State police game is 7 card Stud. By the way all the games played are part of the World Series of Poker competition (though the main event is No Limit Texas Hold'em)
  • Matt Damon and Edward Norton played the $10,000 buy-in Texas Hold 'Em championship event at the 1998 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. During the first of four days, Matt Damon had pocket Kings and was knocked out by former world champion and poker legend Doyle Brunson who held pocket Aces.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): The card player sitting across from Worm in jail removes a cigarette from his ear twice.
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