So old Burt is a former professional poker player, who stopped when his wife asked him not to play. So when he finds Alex Silverman, he thinks he's found the player he can teach and win money through. But they quickly become poker enemies and end up taking each other on, blah blah blah.
The ending is pure filth, the inclusion of Jennifer Tilly should be outlawed, and the only thing that saves this from utter disgrace is the inclusion of Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, the commentators.
So if you do want to watch Deal, here's what I would do. The film lasts 87 minutes. The official trailer lasts 2 minutes 30 seconds. Watch the trailer 35 times. At least you'll be left with the believe that the film is a fantastic piece of work with a superb soundtrack.
Reynolds wins but later we find out that the young guy may've thrown the win to help his former mentor out. There is a poker tutorial included in the special features. 10/10
The plot is really obvious, most watchers will be able to work everything out within the first few scenes.
Burt makes a convincing mentor, but the lead is a bit irritating, as most students are in these types of films.
The predictable plot will mean this doesn't rate that highly for most people, but maybe folks who have a strong interest in cards will like it more.
I do have a blind interest for all the movies related to Cards, Teen patti , Poker , Casino , money and all