Deal (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Deal (2008)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 3,033 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 12 June 2008 (Germany)
  • Runtime: USA:86 min
  • Filming Location: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Budget: $5,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $57,180(USA)(4 May 2008)
  • Director: Gil Cates Jr.
  • Stars: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison and Maria Mason
  • Original Music By: Peter Rafelson   
  • Soundtrack: Fool Me Again
  • Plot Keyword: Poker | Boeing 737 | Air Hockey | Texas Holdem | Card Game

Writing Credits By:

  • Gil Cates Jr. (screenplay) &
  • Marc Weinstock (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • For the film’s climax, the World Poker Tour set was shipped to New Orleans for filming.
  • Jennifer Tilly is the only professional poker player in the film to play a character rather than appear as themselves. She is a world series of poker ladies champion who appears in the film with her boyfriend and fellow poker pro Phil Laak.

Goofs: Factual errors: During the last hand of the WPT Championship sequence, Tommy looks down to find Jacks, then checks. This play is impossible. Since play is heads-up, Tommy, if he is acting first, is the small blind. Therefore, he would have to have at least called Alex's big blind. Checking would not have been an option for Tommy, based on his position.

Plot: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition. |  »

Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.

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Produced By:

  • Michael Amato known as executive producer
  • John J. Anderson known as co-producer
  • Michael Arata known as producer
  • Steve Austin known as producer
  • Jerry Daigle known as associate producer
  • Richard Gabai known as executive producer
  • Nzinga Garvey known as executive producer
  • Richard Iott known as co-associate producer
  • Terry Kennedy known as executive producer
  • Scott Lazar known as executive producer
  • Greg McDonald known as executive producer
  • Albert J. Salzer known as producer
  • Marc Weinstock known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Burt Reynolds known as Tommy Vinson
  • Bret Harrison known as Alex Stillman
  • Shannon Elizabeth known as Michelle
  • Maria Mason known as Helen Vinson
  • Gary Grubbs known as Mr. Stillman
  • Caroline McKinley known as Mrs. Stillman
  • Charles Durning known as Charlie Adler
  • Brandon Olive known as Ben Thomas
  • Jennifer Tilly known as Karen 'Razor' Jones
  • Jon Eyez known as Mike 'Double Diamond' Jackson (as Jon 'JT' Eyes)
  • J.D. Evermore known as Tex Button
  • Mike Sexton known as Himself (as Michael Sexton)
  • Vincent Van Patten known as Himself
  • Phil Laak known as Himself
  • Antonio Esfandiari known as Himself
  • Courtney Friel known as Herself
  • Scott Lazar known as Himself
  • Isabelle Mercier known as Herself
  • Chris Moneymaker known as Himself
  • Joe Hachem known as Himself
  • Greg Raymer known as Himself
  • Wallace Merck known as Barry
  • Dustin Hunter Evans known as Jordan Stillman (as Dustin Evans)
  • Floyd Lewis known as Chatter Person #1
  • Evelyn Mullins known as Chatter Person #2
  • Neal Rivet known as Jesse
  • Marcus Stanley known as Kevin Small
  • Preston Lorio known as Matt
  • Kenny Bordes known as Wally
  • Tatyana Kanavka known as Russian Girl #1
  • Irina Beskaravaynaya known as Russian Girl #2
  • Lawrence P. Beron known as Front Desk Clerk (as Larry Beron)
  • Tony Bentley known as Maitre D'
  • Rio Hackford known as Chasen
  • Summer Lee known as Ann Kim
  • Tommy Perna known as New Player #1
  • Lyle Brocato known as New Player #2
  • Ritchie Montgomery known as Man at Bar
  • Sherri Marina known as Chaniqua
  • Michael Arata known as Passerby
  • Amanda Columbus known as Girl At Bar (as Amanda Jane Columbus)
  • John Lambremont Jr. known as Announcer (as John Lambremont)
  • Billy Slaughter known as Announcer
  • David Barone known as Dealer (uncredited)
  • James Brothers known as Dealer (uncredited)
  • Carol Dupuy known as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Brian Edwards known as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Joe Fontana known as Finalist WPT Gambler (uncredited)
  • Debby Gaudet known as Airline Passenger (uncredited)
  • Geraldine Glenn known as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Jacob Hamil known as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Cynthia LeBlanc known as WPT Gambler (uncredited)
  • Elton LeBlanc known as WPT Gambler (uncredited)
  • Jay Oliver known as Poker Player (uncredited)
  • Gary Michael Smith known as Gambler Next to Antonio Esfandiari (uncredited)
  • Louis St. Romain known as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Frank Lee Wills known as Commissioner (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Simone Almekias-Siegl known as personal makeup artist: Burt Reynolds
  • John Brato known as hair stylist
  • Marcos Gonzales known as assistant hair stylist
  • Kimberley Kirkpatrick known as makeup artist
  • Robin Mathews known as makeup department head
  • Aimee Stuit known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Alexandra Eagle known as art assistant
  • Elizabeth Herberg known as art coordinator
  • Alexander Lasseigne III known as set dresser
  • Twig Leveque known as graphic designer
  • Trey Merrill known as on-set dresser
  • Yamileth Rivas known as painter
  • Janna Roach known as assistant property master
  • Michelle Rolland known as property master
  • Brent Stewart known as foreman


Production Companies:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) (presents)
  • Seven Arts Pictures (presents)
  • Tag Entertainment
  • Andertainment Group
  • Crescent City Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Cavalry Technology Partners  internet services
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes: dollies and remote camera systems
  • Departure Studios  post-production audio services
  • Hollywood Intermediate  digital intermediate services
  • Marshall/Plumb Research Associates  script research
  • New Orleans Film Commission, The  film commission


  • Seven Arts Pictures (2006) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Cecchi Gori Home Video (2009) (Italy) (DVD)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Film1 (2008) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • MGM Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Rachel Clement known as digital cleanup artist

Release Date:

  • Netherlands 29 January 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Russia 10 April 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 25 April 2008 (limited)
  • Germany 12 June 2008
  • Iceland 31 July 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 19 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Brazil 18 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 6 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Australia 16 October 2009 (TV premiere)
  • Hungary 31 October 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug use


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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