You've Got to Play the Hand You're Dealt.
|Academy Award winner Matt Damon (True Grit, The Bourne Supremacy) and Edward Norton (Fight Club, 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 Malkovichv ? Being John Malkovich). From there, Mike's strong sense of loyalty ? and the lure of the game ? draws him back to the tables in a game he cannot afford to lose! Also starring John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Transformers) and Oscar winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood ).|
Editor's NoteMike McDermott (Matt Damon) is a law student who has given up his true talent (and love), gambling, when he loses all of his money to Teddy KGB (John Malkovich in a hilarious role). Months later, when his friend Worm (Edward Norton) gets out of jail and is on a strict deadline to repay a $15,000 debt to Teddy, he must decide whether or not to help his friend, threatening his student status and relationship with his girlfriend (Gretchen Mol). Tightly written, beautifully photographed by the brilliant Jean-Yves Escoffier, and well-played all across the board (particularly by Norton), this is a work of slick, enjoyable entertainment.
Cast & Crew
|Jean-Yves Escoffier - Director of Photography|
|Scott Chestnut - Editor|
|Terry Dresbach - Costume Designer|
|Rob Pearson - Production Designer|
|David Levien - Screenwriter|
|Ted Demme - Producer|
|Christopher Young - Composer|
|Brian Koppelman - Screenwriter|
|Joel Stillerman - Producer|
|John Dahl - Director|