|Directed by||John Dahl|
|Produced by||Ted Demme
|Written by||David Levien
|Music by||Christopher Young|
|Editing by||Scott Chestnut|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date(s)||September 11, 1998|
|Running time||121 minutes|
Rounders is a 1998 movie about the underground world of high-stakes poker. The movie was directed by John Dahl and starred Matt Damon and Edward Norton. It follows two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a huge debt. The term “rounder” refers to a person whose sole means of earning a living is by playing cards.
The movie opened to mixed reviews and only made a modest amount of money. However, with the growing popularity of Texas hold 'em and other poker games, Rounders has become a cult hit.