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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gil Cates Jr
Produced by Michael Arata
Steve Austin
Albert J. Salzer
Written by Gil Cates Jr
Mark Weinstock
Starring Bret Harrison
Burt Reynolds
Charles Durning
Vincent Van Patten
Michael Sexton
with Jennifer Tilly
and Shannon Elizabeth
Music by Peter Rafelson
Cinematography Tom Harting
Editing by Jonathan Cates
Distributed by MGM Pictures (USA)
Seven Arts Pictures (non-USA)
Release date(s) 2008
Running time 85 min
Country United States
Language English

Deal is a 2008 drama film starring film actor Burt Reynolds, with Bret Harrison, and Shannon Elizabeth. It tells the story of a former poker player (Reynolds) who tutors a younger player (Harrison). The film's climax is a fictional World Poker Tour championship.

World Poker Tour commentators Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Courtney Friel play themselves. A number of other professional poker players and poker-playing celebrities, including Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker and Isabelle Mercier are in the cast.




The World Poker Tour set was shipped to New Orleans for filming.

During the production, Charles Durning treated the cast and crew to a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and recounted his own World War II experience at Normandy during the D-Day invasion and in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and taken prisoner.


The film received extremely negative reviews by getting 0% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 26 reviews. Metacritic rated it 35% based on 9 reviews.

Box office performance

With a 5 million dollar budget, the movie opened taking $35,281 from 50 theaters ($705 average). As of May 11, it has grossed $61,626 domestically.

The film also received a a thumbs down by the FWSA (Film Watchers Society of America) and noted that this may be the single worst movie not just of all time but ever to be made.


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