High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story


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The true story of one of the most gifted card players in history provides the basis for this hard-hitting drama. Stu Ungar (Michael Imperioli) was barely in his teens when he first discovered his talent for playing cards, especially poker and gin rummy. His father, a nightclub owner and small-time bookmaker connected with the mob, was impressed with his son's abilities but worried where Stu's reckless instincts towards gambling could take him. As it happens, Stu's father was right to worry; the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: A.W. Vidmer, A. W. Vidmer
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On DVD: Mar 15, 2005


as Angela

as Vincent

as Young Stu

as The Stranger

as Himself

as Gerald

as Goldstein

as Gin Victim
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Think of it as sitting on a Jack-eight. Off suit.

Full Review… | March 28, 2005

As the poster tells us four things about Stuey ("Gambler. Addict. Loser. Legend") it's disappointing that the final film can only fulfill on three of the four.

Full Review… | July 25, 2003

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
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Audience Reviews for High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story

True story of the life and death of Stu Unger, the best tournament poker player ever.. Very good movie. Imperioli does a good job as Unger.


Shows that 1 minute you can have everything & be on top of the world.You make some bad choices then your back at the bottom.Good film

Brody Manson

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No one ever said the life of a pro gambler was an easy one. He would have had 10 WSOP braclets by now, if the drugs diddnt kill him. Imperioli nails the role.

Paul Zika

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