Academy Award Winner* Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Rainmaker) and Edward Norton (The People vs. Larry Flynt, Primal Fear) lead a critically acclaimed cast in this story of passion, risk and the extreme price of friendship! Dealt a painful lesson when he blows his hard- earned savings in a high-stakes, underground card club, master poker player Mike (Damon) thinks he's played his final hand when he gives up gambling for law school and a fresh start with his beautiful girlfriend (Gretchen Mol - The Last Time I Committed Suicide). But then, his best buddy (Norton) gets out of prison and in over his head with a ruthless Russian card shark (John Malkovich - In the Line Of Fire, Con Air). From there, Mike's strong sense of loyalty and the irresistible lure of the game draw him back to the tables in a do-or-die bid to rescue his friend! In this riveting motion picture, also featuring John Turturro (The Truce, The Big Lebowski) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Mike ultimately finds himself forced to wager his very future in a game he cannot afford to lose!