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Poker in Hollywood

Interested in Hollywood films that feature poker?  Here are some notable ones that I’ve gleaned from Rebecca Housel’s essay “Annie Duke Takes on Hollywood: Girl Power at the Poker Table” in “Poker and Philosophy: Pocket Rockets and Philosopher Kings” edited by Eric Bronson.

A few years ago, I saw Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, a film my sister-in-law really enjoyed.  I thought it was ok.  I’d give it 3 and 1/2 stars out of 5.

I saw the Sting, or at least parts of it when I was a kid, and I don’t remember anything about it except the music and that Paul Newman and Robert Redford were in it.

I plan on seeing Rounders next.  I vaguely remember my youngest brother, someone who is 19 years younger than I am, telling me that Rounders was the movie of his generation.  I believe he graduated from high school in 1998.  QuietStorm or SomePokerGuy, what was the movie of our generation, high school class of 79′?  Airplane?

3 thoughts on “Poker in Hollywood

  1. Animal house is a good call.
    You (and all your readers) should rent The Sting. There is an excellent poker game at the start of the movie, and the movie only gets better from there.

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