The film revolves around law student Mike McDermott who, against the wishes of his girlfriend, returns to the world of high-stakes Texas Hold'em poker. Mike teams up with his old friend, the newly-released ex-con Worm, who perfected rigging a deck, chip-signaling, and other poker sleight-of-hand skills during his stay in prison. Despite the advice from fellow rounder, Knish, the duo return to conning less experienced players out of cash to help Worm trim the debt he accrued before being locked up. The fun ends when ruthless poker powerhouse Teddy KGB gives them a dose of reality, a $15K debt, and a time limit to repay it.
Lester 'Worm' Murphy
Domestic Gross - $22,912,409 (80th)
Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $39,864,660
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Filming locations include:
Atlantic City, New Jersey
New York City, New York
Newark, New Jersey
Siwanoy Country Club, Bronxville, New York
1. In the poker game of life women are the rake
2. In The Game Of Life... Play The Cards You're Dealt
3. All your hopes and dreams...crushed.
4. Trust everyone... but always cut the cards.
5. Pick a card, any card.
6. It's immoral to let a sucker keep his money.
7. You've got to play the hand you're dealt.
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