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Rounders (movie)

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Directed by John Dahl
Produced by Ted Demme
Joel Stillerman
Written by David Levien
Brian Koppelman
Starring Matt Damon
Edward Norton
John Turturro
John Malkovich
Gretchen Mol
Famke Janssen
Music by Christopher Young
Cinematography Jean-Yves Escoffier
Editing by Scott Chestnut
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) September 11, 1998
Running time 121 minutes
Language English
Budget $12,000,000 USD

Rounders is a 1998 movie about the underground world of high-stakes poker. The movie was directed by John Dahl and starred Matt Damon and Edward Norton. It follows two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a huge debt. The term “rounder” refers to a person whose sole means of earning a living is by playing cards.

The movie opened to mixed reviews and only made a modest amount of money. However, with the growing popularity of Texas hold 'em and other poker games, Rounders has become a cult hit.

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