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Burt Reynolds in poker drama

29 March 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Poker. It’s the sporting sensation even really lazy people can enjoy.

Crescent City Pictures is hoping that the current trend for the game hasn’t lost all its steam and hired Gil Cates Jr to direct Deal, starring Burt Reynolds and Orange County's Bret Harrison.

The gambling pic sees an ex-gambler who teaches the tricks of the game to a skilful college student. But after the pair has a bitter falling out, they end up competing against each other in the World Poker Tour Championship.

The film, which was also co-written by Cates, will kick off shooting in New Orleans in April, and also stars Shannon Elizabeth and Charles Durning alongside a host (or should that be a flush?) of real-life poker stars.

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Yawn Yawn Hollywood
Sounds just like Color of Money but with cards and most likely a poorer script and acting delivery...............think of summat new More

Posted by Grover at 19:05 on 29 March 2006 | Report This Post

Poker Face
I don't think Burt will have any trouble keeping a poker face considering the amount of surgery he has had done. Allegedly. Now if we can just wangle some duelling banjos...................... More

Posted by tetchy at 17:49 on 29 March 2006 | Report This Post

The 'tache'
Hoorah! Poker, Reynolds, it can't fail (as long as it isn't shit like "Rounders". More

Posted by oneslayerlover at 12:55 on 29 March 2006 | Report This Post

so is Burt Reynolds still in a shit-loada debt or what? More

Posted by ithomson82 at 11:50 on 29 March 2006 | Report This Post

the moustachioed lothario is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes yes oh god yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cannot believe this ingenious idea was never made before yet. id say it was probably was prosponed because the general public wouldnt be able to cope. its been too long since we have got to properly see burty through that moustache around a screen and Gil Cates Jr is a directing genius like no other More

Posted by fuckabees at 11:20 on 29 March 2006 | Report This Post

Hmmmm.....
....the plot sounds suspiciously like the Color of Money with pool replaced with poker! More

Posted by Los Bandidos at 10:23 on 29 March 2006 | Report This Post


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