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Crime Film 'Poker Night' To Hit Theaters Dec. 5

'Gutshot Straight' Also To Appear On Big Screen Dec. 2

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Next month will be a busy one for poker movies.

On Dec. 5, a brand new poker film will hit theaters. “Poker Night,” a film in the thriller genre, actually has a solid cast of Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard and Corey Large.

The director is Greg Francis.

The film follows poker films Runner, Runner (2013) and Gutshot Straight, which will hit theaters on Dec. 2.

Poker Night currently has an 8.1 IMDB rating after 10 user reviews. Gutshot Straight, staring Steven Seagal and George Eads, has a 4.0 after 298 votes.

Here’s the plot of Poker Night from IMDB:

When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana – you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job – their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against his captor – and save not only himself, but the young girl trapped in the basement with him. Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end.

Check out the trailer for Poker Night here.

Recently, it was announced that Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will be penning the film adaption of Molly Bloom’s book about her underground poker games. Bloom’s games allegedly had links to the Russian mob, and she went to court over her poker organizing.

There are high hopes for that yet-to-be-titled movie.

There’s also another poker film in the pipeline. It became public in May that poker pro Mike Matusow’s up-and-down life, chronicled in book form, could hit the big screen.

Poker fans far and wide are still waiting for a follow-up to the 1998 poker cult classic Rounders. A sequel is still “in development,” according to IMDB. Nearly a year ago, there was an announcement that a Rounders 2 would be made, but such things have been said before with no progress.

 
 
 
 

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Greg16
7 years ago

Hey Brian! Thanks for writing about the movie! The film is much more a crime story than a poker story - but the table is what gathers them all together and is central to what happens... :) Hope you like it when it comes out!

 
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