Dopey poker movie stirs up the usual clichï¿½d ingredients -- young hotshot (Bret Harrison), old mentor (Burt Reynolds), huge pot, Vegas hooker (Shannon Elizabeth) ï¿½- for a poorly written, shabbily acted, generally toothless visit to the world of high-stakes Texas Hold ï¿½Em. The only conceivable reason to watch this is to see poker stars Jennifer Tilly, Phil ï¿½Unabomberï¿½ Laak, et al. -- but you can get them free on TV. Written by Mark Weinstock and Gil Cates Jr., and directed by Cates. A bust-out all the way (86 min.).
Director: Gil Cates and Jr
Writer: Gil Cates, Jr and Marc Weinstock
Producer: Michael Arata, Marc Weinstock and Steve Austin
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Shannon Elizabeth, Charles Durning, Jennifer Tilly, Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, Antonio "The Magician" Esfiandari, Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, Joseph Hachem and Chris Moneymaker