Deal (2008)

Deal
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords gambling
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gil Cates Jr. Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Marc Weinstock Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Michael Amato Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Marc Weinstock Producer n/a 3 3000003
Steve Austin Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ruth Kesler Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000001
Thomas Harting Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Liz Staub Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Frank Zito Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Rafelson Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Jon Cates Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Arata Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gil Cates Jr. Director n/a 2 2000001
Phil Laak Actor Himself 1 1000005
Antonio Esfandari Actor Himself 1 1000006
Charles Durning Actor Charlie Adler 1 1000004
Shannon Elizabeth Actor Michelle 1 1000003
Bret Harrison Actor Alex Stillman 1 1000002
Vince Van Patton Actor Himself 1 1000007
J.D. Evermore Actor Tex Button 1 1000008
Gary Grubbs Actor Mr. Stillman 1 1000012
Maria Mason Actor Helen Vinson 1 1000011
Michael Sexton Actor Himself 1 1000010
Jennifer Tilly Actor Karen "Razor" Jones 1 1000009
Burt Reynolds Actor Tommy Vinson 1 1000001
Synopsis
Tommy Vinson, an ex-gambler, quit the game of Texas Hold'em over 30 years ago after missing a family emergency and swearing to his wife, Helen, "never again." Tommy tries to be content with his luggage business but while watching a poker tournament on television, he sees someone who reminds him of his younger self, Alex Stillman. Alex is a cocky, hotshot card playing senior at Yale University. Alex's parents would like him to go to law school, but Alex only dreams of playing professional poker, like the icons he sees on TV. He's close to greatness, but what he doesn't realize yet is that he focuses too much on the cards, and not the players--that's where Tommy comes in. Tommy finds Alex and makes a pact with him: he'll front Alex the high priced entry fees to all the major tournaments if Alex plays the way that Tommy wants him to. Alex's parents are sick about it, and Helen is concerned that her husband will get sucked back into the game that took him away once before. Tommy promises Helen that this will not happen because he's not the one playing, Alex is. But after Tommy and Alex have a falling out everything is off. Tommy, who's now got the appetite back for the game and a hunger to be acknowledged as the best, enters the final tournament of the poker season and ends up facing Alex, his protege, in the finals of the world series of poker.