Five Movies About Poker
The poker industry exploded in the last decade. Probably most part of the atraction comes from the fact that the poker game requires a combination of skills and luck, and anyone can try to play, the physical condition or a bright mind not being a requirement. Also the movies about poker have enjoyed succes over the years, some of them presenting poker games of maximum intensity or defineing characters with an obsession for this game. Here are five movies you will enjoy if you are a poker ethusiast.
Placed in New York, on the background of the poker players world, Matt Damon, as a master of the card game, trying to start a new life. The hero is a student at a Law School. For him faculty represents the safe road to success, but also a life lacking the emotions he feels playing poker.
Maverick (Mel Gibson) is an invincible card player who is going to participate at a poker competition. The great prize is half of a million dollars. His opponents are planning to remove him from the competition but, Maverick succeeds in the end to get on the ship where the competition was going to take place.
The movie presents the beginning of James Bond’s career. His first mission as „agent 007” leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a terrorist financier world-wide. To stop him and destroy the terrorist network, Bond needs to defeat Le Chiffre in a poker game with high steaks, played at Casino Royale.
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Four young men find them selves in very big debts after a poker game and they need to get the money really fast, or else the consequences are beyond imagination.. The movie is produced by Guy Ritchie.
Lucky You (2007)
The pasionate player Huck Cheevr (Eric Bana) meets the irresistable Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore). To take part in the World Poker Tournament, Huck gets $10.000, the participation fee. His presence at the tournament could bring him afront of his father, the double winner of the tournament (Robert Duvall).