Bond enters the high roller poker game to thwart a mob banker’s chances of winning money to fund terrorism.
The tournament finale comes down to four players. Each player goes all-in to put the pot at a whopping $115M in total. Bond’s have the highest hand at the table with a straight flush.
Mike is soon forced to enter the world of underground poker again to save his name, after a friend (played by Norton) tabs out a bankroll in his name and then loses it all.
The harrowing final poker scene of the movie is filled with suspense as Mike finally catches onto Teddy KGB’s tells and unnerves him to take the win.
We are introduced to Jack sitting around a poker table. It was his full house poker hand that won him and his friend, Maurizio, a trip on the Titanic, which was bound for America.
The plot of the movie sees Bret Maverick (Gibson) work his way through the old west playing poker from saloon to saloon to play at a high-stakes tournament.
Well, he finally makes it to the tourney. In a cheeky last-ditch effort, Maverick wins the final hand on a Royal Flush – the highest hand in 5 card poker.
Steve McQueen takes on the lead role in a movie based on a gambling man that would take on anyone, at anything, and anytime.
Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two conmen, this movie was hailed for several Academy Award nominations.