PokerNews Pod Special Edition: The Rounders 25th Anniversary Watch-Along Show
On a special episode of the PokerNews Podcast, host Chad Holloway is joined by a special panel to celebratethe 25th Anniversary of the acclaimed poker movie Rounders, which premiered in theaters back on September 11, 1998. PokerNews senior writer Jon Sofen, Poker Royalty's Jesse Fullen, and noted poker historian and former WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla join Chad in studio to do a watch along of the movie during which they offer their thoughts, commentary, fun facts, and much more.
Want to know Edward Norton's inspiration for Worm? How did Matt Damon and Norton bond during filming? How did they do when they played in the 1998 WSOP Main Event to promote the film? Get the answers to those questions and much more in this special episode, which we recommend you play while actually watching the movie!
|00:00||The 25th anniversary of Rounders is celebrated with guests discussing the film's impact on the poker world|
|11:06||Rounders is an important film for poker players for has been criticized for its portrayal of women|
|24:37||Rounders captures the universal experiences of poker players and features characters based on real people|
|44:41||Rounders did not do well at the box office but gained a cult following after the Poker Boom|
|01:07:49||Rounders is politically incorrect but provides an authentic look at the New York poker scene|
|01:32:59||Johnny Chan's cameo in Rounders helped popularize poker and made him more recognized in the poker world|
|01:43:26||Discussing the final hand of the movie where Mike flops the nuts and Teddy quits, though the book novelization has a different ending|
|01:59:38||There is still interest in making a sequel to Rounders, and a 10-part docu-series about the history of Poker is in the works despite strikes causing uncertainty|
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.