ROUNDERS POKER CARDS MOVIE ART POSTER TEDDY KGB John Malkovich
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John Malkovich - Teddy KGB
Rounders - Movie - 1998
Starring: Matt Damon,
Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich
Gifted poker player Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his entire $30,000
bankroll in a hand of Texas hold'em against Teddy "KGB" (John
Malkovich), a Russian mobster who runs an illegal underground poker
room. Shaken, Mike decides to concentrate on law school, while promising
his girlfriend and fellow law student Jo (Gretchen Mol) not to play the
game anymore. Mentor and fellow rounder Knish (John Turturro) offers
him a part-time job driving a delivery truck to make ends meet.
passes, and Mike is true to his promise. He focuses on school and work
until his childhood friend Lester "Worm" Murphy (Edward Norton) is
released from prison. Worm is also a card player, who owes an
outstanding debt accumulated before his incarceration. At Worm's
influence, Mike is soon rounding again, which interferes with his
studies and hurts his relationship with Jo.
When Worm is given a
five-day deadline to pay off his debt, Mike joins him in a furious race
to earn the money. Worm wants to cheat to win, but Mike insists on
playing straight. Played out through several card games in and around
New York City, the two nearly make the $15,000 needed, but the pair are
caught cheating and lose their entire bankroll. After this, Worm decides
to leave the city, and he advises Mike to do the same. This is when he
reveals to Mike that his debt is owed to KGB, the same Russian mobster
who cleaned Mike out of his $30,000 bankroll several months before.
Infuriated, Mike cuts ties with Worm once and for all.
refuses to flee. In a race against time to pay off Worm's debt, Mike
gets his shot at redemption by placing his life on the line against the
man who forced him out of the game. With the help of a $10,000 loan from
his law school professor Petrovsky (Martin Landau), Mike sits down to
play KGB in a no limit, heads-up game of Texas Hold'em.
heated heads-up matches, Mike beats KGB, winning enough to pay off
Worm's debt, repay his loan to the professor, and regain his original
bankroll of about $30,000. The movie ends with Mike officially dropping
out of law school, saying goodbye to Jo, and going to Las Vegas to play
in the World Series of Poker Main Event.