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Kelsey
02-10-2005, 02:58 PM
Does anyone know of any [quality] films about poker? I've thought of Rounders and Maverick, but seem to be blanking if I know of any others. Also, if you happen to know where to locate their screenplays, that would be much appreciated. If not, titles are very, very helpful.

So that this is more of a discussion...

Poker = good times, yes?

Hazzle
02-10-2005, 04:23 PM
Hey you forgot the Cincinnati Kid!!!

And no offence, Maverick was crap. Even Lock Stock (also about poker, in part) was better.

Now Rounders...oooh.

Kelsey
02-10-2005, 05:06 PM
I don't necessarily care about the quality of the movies, I only want to know so I can read the script to see how their poker scenes were written. I'll have to check out the two you mentioned.

I liked Maverick.

hasselbrad
03-10-2005, 01:22 PM
Take a look at Tombstone. I'm pretty sure there are some poker scenes. I haven't seen The Cooler, but that may have some as well, since it's set in a casino.
Bond played baccarat, so that's no help.
They played blackjack in Swingers so that's no help either.
Hmm...drawing a blank. too.

Kelsey
03-10-2005, 01:55 PM
I forgot about The Cooler. Thanks for the suggestion...I'll have a look at the ones you mentioned.

Oh, and thanks so much for the links on the Orphanage stuff....*huge* help!

DragonRat
04-10-2005, 08:05 AM
Unfortunately, The Cooler really isn't a poker movie. (I think, if my memory serves correctly, William H. Macy's character was a cooler for hot blackjack players.) Heck, I don't really think the casino plot is really required, but it makes for an intriguing character development.

You could look at the ESPN TV series TILT. I never saw a single episode, but I heard it's pretty good at detailing high-stakes drama.

ryan
12-10-2005, 04:54 AM
The Cooler wasn't a poker movie at all.

As for top poker movies, the best in my opinion is Rounders. The Cincinnati Kid is also a good one, but it's 5 card stud and not Hold'Em.

I've actually taken up poker (just Hold'Em) full time the past few months, so yes, if you ask me, poker = good times indeed. My nickname of late has been the Cincinnati Kid, since i'm a kid (21, barely legal to enter casinos) and being born and raised in Cincinnati.

DragonRat
13-10-2005, 12:38 AM
You could also try reading books of poker tales, such as "The Biggest Game in Town" by A. Alvarez or "Positively Fifth Street" by James McManus. The latter goes into detail about the author's trip to the World Series of Poker.

ryan
13-10-2005, 12:38 AM
You could also try reading books of poker tales, such as "The Biggest Game in Town" by A. Alvarez or "Positively Fifth Street" by James McManus. The latter goes into detail about the author's trip to the World Series of Poker.

And what a story it was...good stuff.