Deal (2008 film)
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|Directed by||Gil Cates Jr|
|Produced by||Michael Arata
Albert J. Salzer
|Written by||Gil Cates Jr
Vincent Van Patten
|Music by||Peter Rafelson|
|Editing by||Jonathan Cates|
|Running time||85 minutes|
Deal is a 2008 poker crime drama film starring film actor Burt Reynolds, with Bret Harrison, and Shannon Elizabeth. It tells the story of a former poker player (Reynolds) who tutors a younger player (Harrison). The film's climax is a fictional World Poker Tour championship.
World Poker Tour commentators Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Courtney Friel play themselves. A number of other professional poker players and poker-playing celebrities, including Elizabeth, Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker and Isabelle Mercier are in the cast.
- Bret Harrison as Alex Stillman
- Burt Reynolds as Tommy Vinson
- Shannon Elizabeth as Michelle
- Charles Durning as Charlie Adler
- Jennifer Tilly as Karen 'Razor' Jones
- Maria Mason as Helen Vinson
- Gary Grubbs as Mr. Stillman
- Caroline McKinley as Mrs. Stillman
- Brandon Olive as Ben Thomas
- Jon Eyez as Mike 'Double Diamond' Jackson
- J.D. Evermore as Tex Button
- Courtney Friel as Herself
- Phil Laak as Himself
- Antonio Esfandiari as Himself
- Vincent Van Patten as Himself
- Scott Lazar as Himself
- Chris Moneymaker as Himself
- Greg Raymer as Himself
- Isabelle Mercier as Herself
- Mike Sexton as Himself
The World Poker Tour set was shipped to New Orleans for filming.
During the production, Charles Durning treated the cast and crew to a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and recounted his own World War II experience at Normandy during the D-Day invasion and in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and taken prisoner.
The film received extremely negative reviews by getting 3% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 26 reviews. Metacritic rated it 35% based on 9 reviews. Deal earned a Razzie Award nomination for Burt Reynolds as Worst Supporting Actor.
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