Rounders hit theaters 15 years ago and made quite an impact on young poker players and the poker industry. Vanessa Russo, a Team PokerStars Pro told Pokerlistings why Rounders is one of her favorite films about the game.
Everyone has a poker idol they wish they could come face to face with. Watching that dream and that uncertainty unfold for these characters is spellbinding. There have been lots of movies that have included poker, but only Rounders really captures the energy and tension in the game. And that’s why it stands as the best poker movie ever made.
- After suffering a huge setback in a high-stakes poker game, Mike McDermott promises to lay down his cards for good, but when his best buddy gets in over his head with a ruthless underground club owner, Mike’s loyalty draws him back to the tables in a game he cannot afford to lose. Starring, in alphabetical order: Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich, John Turturro, Matt Damon, Ray Iannicelli
- 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)
Glober Poker Index breaks down their six favorite Rounders characters to celebrate the film’s 15th anniversary. Teddy KGB wins the top spot, largely because of his quotability.
From, ‘Just like a young man coming in for a quickie, I feel so dissatisfied’ to ‘bad judgement’ to ‘check, check, check’ I dare you to tell me that you’ve never heard anyone use any of these lines at some point at a poker table.
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