• 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


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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 Elza 2023-06-08 18:14:50

      There are so many big names, I like Norton so much, no matter whether he is a gangster or a handsome gentleman, he is so stylish, and he is a good actor if he acts like something. This film reminds me of a group of gambling films in Hong Kong. Matt's God is not in court, but in Las...

    • By Toy 2023-04-03 06:48:06

      I'm not liking Matt Damon more and more... uh, weird, where is he going to get so many good...

    • 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...

    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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    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 during their final game] Doyle Brunson says" the key to no limit is to put a man to a decision for all his chips" Teddy's just did it his representing aces the only hand better than my cowboys I can't call and just give him a chance to catch I can only fold if I believe him in a heads up match your stack is almost as important as the quality of your cards I chopped one of his legs off in the first hand now all I have to do is lean on him until he falls over

      Mike McDermott: [Narrating] the rule is this: if you spot a man's tell, you don't say a fucking word I finally spotted KGB's and usually I'd let him chewing those Oreos until he was dead broke but I don't have that kind of time I've only got until morning not even Teddy KGB is immune to getting a little rattled

    • Mike McDermott: [In bar] Mind if I sit?

      Professor Petrovsky: Please, have a seat

      Professor Petrovsky: That was a nifty trick the other night

      Mike McDermott: Thank you

      Professor Petrovsky: Marinacci and the DA were ready to cut cards for your services, of course it was altogether a different trick you pulled today, the disappearing act at your meeting.

      Mike McDermott: Yeah, I figured I owe you an explanation.

      Professor Petrovsky: No, not to me, I'm sure there was a good reason you left, you just have to work harder, prepare and smooth things out with the others, I'm sure there was a good reason why you left.

      Mike McDermott: [nods]

    • Professor Petrovsky: [sitting across from each other in a bar] I know a magician doesn't reveal his secrets

      Mike McDermott: I'm not a magician

      Professor Petrovsky: If it wasn't "magic", how did you know what everyone held?

      Mike McDermott: It's a combination of things: I was watching when the cards came out, that's just an old habit with me, it's like breathing

      Professor Petrovsky: Watch the cards?

      Mike McDermott: I watch the cards but I also watch the player react to the cards. That's how I knew the DA made his two pair and judge Kaplan missed the flush, I was watching their eyes when they checked their river cards, their faces tell you everything

      Professor Petrovsky: [Confused] you watch the man? I never knew you had to calculate so much in cards

      Mike McDermott: here's some advice, just play premium hands, you only start with jacks or better if its good enough to call you've also got to be in there raising, tight but aggressive and I do mean aggressive, you've got to think of it as a war

      Professor Petrovsky: [Jokingly] you're officially never invited to our game again

      Mike McDermott: I don't blame you, put a guy like me in that game, cards don't even matter I'll play it blind