Do you recall the 1998 film Rounders? It starred Matt Damon, Edward Norton, and John Malkovich in a story about a compulsive but talented gambler who is trying to resist the lure of poker in favor of law school. Yeah, you know how well that works in movies. We follow him in a series of high-stakes games on the way to the World Series of Poker. Despite its star power and good reviews, Rounders did not do well at the box office. If it had been released a couple of years later, it would have benefited from the Texas hold 'em craze. As it is, the movie became a cult hit among poker fans on home video. Here's some more about Rounders.
5. There are many types of games being played throughout the movie.
There’s No Limit Hold ‘Em, 7 card Stud, Draw or Stud, Forced Rotation, and so on and so forth. There’s a lot of different versions of the game and each person usually has their preference.
4. The film was set in New York but was shot in New Jersey.
It’s not that big of a jump really but there are many differences that can be noted.
There's more movie trivia about Rounders at TVOM.