Burt Reynolds Poker Pic “Deal” to See Limited Release

by Lou on April 14, 2008

Deal, the poker movie starring Burt Reynolds and Shannon Elizabeth, will see a limited release beginning April 25. The movie was finished two years ago and has been languishing on the shelves all this time. A limited release sounds like the last chance for this film to find an audience and see the light of day in general release if it happens to draw crowds.
The recent history of poker movies is that they are not blockbusters—not by any stretch of the imagination—and not even the Matt Damon film, Rounders, can really be called a hit. While it’s achieved iconic status within the poker community, it was never considered a big hit at the box office.
My guess is that Deal will see limited release, and in case you blink and miss it, you’ll probably find it somewhere late at night on a cable channel sometime this summer.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: