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Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)

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Four friends steal a valuable statuette for a dangerous black market art dealer, lose it, and are forced to play a deadly bluffing game to save their lives.

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Paul Rachman

Writers:

Shawn David Thompson (as Thomas Durham), William Quist
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Williams ... Audrey
Balthazar Getty ... Julian
Arly Jover ... Maria
Jason Cairns Jason Cairns ... Oscar
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Priest
Daniel London ... Kevin
Stacy Edwards ... Holly
Steve Jones ... Tom (as Stephen Phillip Jones)
George Lazenby ... Carlo
John Taylor ... Dick (as John Nigel Taylor)
Tim Curry ... Felix
Octavia Spencer ... Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Ray Berrios Ray Berrios ... House Security Guard
Peter Vasquez ... Data Security Guard (as Peter Mark Vasquez)
Ramiro Fabian Ramiro Fabian ... Supervisor
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Storyline

A group of best friends and amateur thieves steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the thieves botch the delivery of the piece of art, the art dealer forces them to "find" one million dollars by the end of the week or face certain death. The desperate friends concoct a plan whereby each of them takes out a one million dollars life insurance policy on themselves. Consequently, if one of the friends die, the others will collect on the policy and pay off the dangerous art dealer. The thieves then enter into a lethal lottery to choose who will be the victim and who will be the killer.

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Dogs Playing Poker See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Early in the movie when Audrey is punching in the code for the art room, she is told the last two digits were 2 and 7. She clearly doesn't type those numbers, it looks like she enters 9 and 8. See more »

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Daniel London in the role of Kevin is listed twice in the closing credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Kinetic
Written by Brian Tyler
Courtesy of Tippecanoe Music Publishing, BMI
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Good premise, poorly done
15 June 2003 | by BlockmarySee all my reviews

**SPIOLERS WITHIN**

Four Dogs Playing Poker had a very good premise. Unfortunately, the plot gaps kill the movie. The following are issues I had with the movie:

1. In a game of life or death, they let one person go into the bank to place the life insurance policies in the safe deposit boxes. Ultimately, this leads to the demise of the other characters. Are you kidding me?? Gee, you think she might cheat the other people and save her own life?? Surely not. Lets trust her to go in alone.

2. There is no way they could have collected on life insurance policies that quickly, especially in a situation as suspicious as it would have been.

3. Incriminating messages are left on various answering machines. These people are apparently not too bright.

I will stop at this point, although I could go on forever. The acting was mediocre AT BEST. A couple of scenes were really corny, including the leaping between buildings and the woman falling off the ladder. If you are looking for a movie that is realistic, this is absolutely not it.

5 out of 10.


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