• Director: John Dahl
  • Writer: David Levien,Brian Koppelman
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Hebrew, Russian
  • Release date: September 11, 1998
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: La última jugada
  • "Rounders" is a feature film directed by John Dahl and starring Matt Damon , Edward Harrison Norton and Gretchen.M . It was released on September 11, 1998.
    The film tells the story of a professional gambler who was prepared to wash his hands with a golden basin, and returned to the world in order to pay off the usury of his friend who had just been released from prison.


    • Release date September 11, 1998
    • Filming locations 15 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    • Production companies Miramax, Spanky Pictures

    Box office


    $12,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Mabelle 2022-04-20 09:01:37


      Highly recommend rounders, because Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

      Haven't figured out what rounders mean. Look it up in the dictionary, the explanation is 'prodigal son'. I still don't quite understand. Does the old beauty call a child who doesn't study hard a 'prodigal son' .Although

      they are all about gambling, the feeling of watching it is completely different from the Hong Kong-made Gambler, Gambling X. Watch Fat Brother, Andy is so cool, you will think gambling is very...

    • By Kirsten 2022-04-20 09:01:37

      What is the weakness of KGB?

      In the last paragraph, when Damon was gambling with KGB, he said that KGB's weakness had been found, so what was KGB's weakness? I didn't understand it very well, maybe torturing the opponent to death, seeing the opponent's helpless appearance is the happiest thing for KGB. The shot where Damon sees KGB's weakness is when KGB is routinely breaking a sandwich biscuit in half. I noticed that the last time KGB broke the biscuits, he didn't put it in his ear to hear the cracking sound of the...

    • By Stuart 2022-04-20 09:01:37

      Compared with this film, it seems that Hong Kong-style gambling films are closer to the rhythm of Hollywood.

      Compared with this film, it seems that Hong Kong-style gambling films are closer to the rhythm and blockbuster style of Hollywood. Is the director intentionally using self-redemption, brotherhood, monologue, and gambling analysis to distinguish himself from those superficial gambling films?

      With his usual gorgeous acting skills, Ed appeared suddenly and left suddenly. After watching the first prison scene (ed with confidence and cynicism, plus the soundtrack), I thought that ed would...

    • By Grayce 2022-04-20 09:01:37

      My girlfriend's name is Zuer

      Matt Damon and Edward Norton are good friends with a common hobby of gambling. What, is there a mistake? Sorry, I was wrong. I'm talking about in the movie "The King of Gamblers".
      Gamblers hanging out in New York's underground casinos have an out-of-this-world dream -- to play in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Mike deliberately lost all his money in order to get rid of his gambling addiction and live a good life with his classmate Zuer, a law student. But the word "addiction"...

    • By Caden 2022-04-20 09:01:37

      You cow you go. you pig? sorry, this is a movie

      For some reason, the protagonists of Matt Damon's early films seem to have been carved out of a mold. Soul Catcher, and the King of Gamblers I watched today. Two movies must be 90% similar (well, yes, I calculated it with cosine similarity, smirk by hand)

      But why does this movie feel more intimate?
      In fact, the fame of Good Will Hunter should be bigger than this movie. It is about a normal guy who suddenly finds that he can solve the world's problems in mathematics, and with the...

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    • By Adam 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The cast is good, but the film is average. Edward's defiant image in the film makes me feel so...

    • By Grayce 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      I have been waiting for the explosion point, and then it has not appeared, but it is more reasonable not to appear. Norton is nasty enough, and Matt Damon has his blond moments. four...

    • By Alisa 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      our destiny choose...

    • By Onie 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The ending seems to be the climax of the dream, but it is actually another starting point of the...

    • By Joannie 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The gambler's belief is firm, and the pursuit is never-ending. As Norton said: When I'm feeling down, what lifts me up? "A beats...

    Movie plot

    Mike (Matt Damon) is a second-year law student, but he lost all his savings because of a gambling with casino owner Teddy (John Malkovich). With the consolation of his friend Knish (John Tetoro ) , Mike made an oath not to gamble. However, he still showed a hand in the professor's card game, and surprised all the players. When picking up his old friend Worm (Edward Norton) from prison, Mike broke his oath and returned to the world. In...
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    Evaluation action

    Although "The King of Gamblers" can only be regarded as a niche movie (reviewed by Money Weekly)   , it is very popular among poker players. The film can also illustrate the balance between poker and market transactions. The two main characters in the film are exactly the two extremes that exist in every trader, and the strong contrast between the two styles is always throughout the film. The ability to foresee is equally important in...
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    Movie quotes

    • Mike McDermott: [Narrating, while in Teddy KGB's underground gambling parlor] he doesn't look like much but KGB is connected to all the way to the top of the Russian mob, he's the one guy you dont' want to fuck with. But if you're looking for high stakes, this is the only place in town, they all know me as a "small timer", but that's about to change.

    • Joey Knish: [to Mike, referring the stacks of poker chips hidden underneath Mike's hat, before lifting up the hat] you holding those for somebody?

      Mike McDermott: [to Joey, smiling] yeah, I was holding it for you

      Joey Knish: [amused, to Mike] you should be, because I hope you're not thinking of putting all that "glimmer" in play

      Joey Knish: [to Mike, gently grabs his arm and tries to find an empty seat at another table] come here, you don't want to "butt onions" with these guys because they can chew you up, and take your whole bank roll

      Mike McDermott: so, you say

      Joey Knish: there's plenty easy games, we get outta here, get some coffee, ride over to that "soft seat" in Queens

      Mike McDermott: I know what I'm doing

      Joey Knish: making a run at, aren't you? Rolling up a stake and going to Vegas, am I right?

      Mike McDermott: I can beat the game

      Joey Knish: [to Mike eventually he looks up and gives Joey a serious look] maybe, maybe this game can be beat, but you know you can beat the ten twenty at the Chesterfield, and high low game at 79th street, ok I understand

    • Worm: [to Mike before he drives off after Worm was caught base dealing, and they were both beaten and thrown out of the sheriffs game] See ya when I see ya, atleast you're "rounding" again right? You're gona thank me for that some day.