The Godfather of Poker

The Godfather of Poker

Kevin Spacey stars in The Godfather of Poker, the stunning true story of Doyle Brunson’s meteoric rise to the top of the poker world. Spacey is captivating in his role as Brunson - a salesman who quit his job to become the best that ever played the game.
 
The Godfather of Poker takes you on a roller coaster ride through Brunson’s early years at the tables. From the rush of winning a big tournament, to the devastation of being repeatedly assaulted and robbed, the tale of how Doyle Brunson rose to the top of the poker world is truly riveting. Spacey delivers a gripping performance as Brunson in The Godfather of Poker, alongside co-star Daniel Day Lewis as Amarillo Slim, Brunson’s partner in crime.
 
Together with Slim and a band of misfit players, Brunson traverses the shady world of Texas underground poker in the late 1960s, fighting to make a living, and for his very life. Dramatic scenes show Brunson staring death straight in the face. From a gun being pulled on him after a big win, to watching a fellow player be shot dead right in front of him, he’s under constant pressure. It is a blockbuster performance from Spacey, and an inspirational tale of one man’s ambition, determination, and refusal to let anyone stop him on his path to poker immortality.
 
This film illustrates the true story of how Doyle Brunson clawed his way from illegal games run by crime syndicates, to becoming a 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, racking up $75 million along the way. This is what made him The Godfather of Poker.
 
Rated R

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