Fifteen years ago Rounders helped elevate the game of No Limit Texas Hold’em to its current status of popularity. Now screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien are back with another foray into the world of high stakes poker. Here’s the synopsis from the film’s website:
Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
Runner Runner hits theaters October 4th. Can’t wait? Check out clips of Rounders below.
Rounders Clip Gallery
- Jo's excited about Mike's potential new job...until he tells her what he's got to do to get it. In this scene: Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), Jo (Gretchen Mol)
- Mike and the other pros play against some easy prey. In this scene: Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), Petra (Famke Janssen), Joey Knish (John Turturro)
- During their mock trial, Mike blows both his opening statement and any chance of making things work with Jo. In this scene: Jo (Gretchen Mol), Mike McDermott (Matt Damon)
- Mike finds Worm in his childhood hid out, only they're not kids anymore, and he's got to come out and take his punishment like a man. In this scene: Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), Worm (Edward Norton)
- Mike fesses up about lying to Jo, and just as he suspected, she doesn't understand his reason for playing again. In this scene: Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), Jo (Gretchen Mol)
- When Mike shows up with his entire bankroll, Joey Knish warns him against playing such a hefty hand. In this scene: Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), Joey Knish (John Turturro)