Poolhall Junkies

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Plot

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.7/10 (6,004 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director:
Mars Callahan

Stars: Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rosenbaum

Storyline
Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (

Writers: Mars Callahan, Chris Corso

Cast:

Chazz Palminteri

Joe


Ricky Schroder

Brad

(as Rick Schroder)


Rod Steiger

Nick


Michael Rosenbaum

Danny


Mars Callahan

Johnny


Alison Eastwood

Tara


Phillip Glasser

Max


Anson Mount

Chris


Glenn Plummer

Chico


Richard Portnow

Toupee Jay


Ernie Reyes Jr.

Tang


Peter Mark Richman

Phillip


Christopher Walken

Mike


Mike Massey

Louis


Orien Richman

Brett

Taglines:
Sometimes you get a second shot… Make it.

Release Date: 21 March 2003

Filming Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $301,856
(USA)
(2 March 2003)
(179 Screens)

Gross: $562,059
(USA)
(23 March 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The band scene was filmed at the Dead Goat Saloon in the Arrowhead Plaza in Salt Lake City, Utah. The only differences between the movie version and the real saloon are the drapes behind the band and that the dance floor does not have round tables.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Johnny and Brad are playing their final game, there is a wide shot that shows Uncle Mike in the background, before he shows up.

Quotes:

Guitar Player In Club Band:
Y'know, you were really good tonight kid.

Danny Doyle:
Yeah, too bad nobody will ever know.



User Review

"Do you ever watch those nature shows?"

Rating:

Poolhall Junkies is one of those little sweet pieces of film that can hold
your attention throughout, get you to grin even when a joke isn't that
funny, and let the viewer know debut filmmakers, such as Gregory "Mars"
Martin, can still serve a purpose in a widening scumish movie
season.

Martin plays Johnny Doyle, a poolroom hustler who after being controlled by
a gangster (Palminterri) for fifteen years, breaks away in a sudden movie to
go for bigger money. Unfortunately, his movie isn't helped by his cocky
little brother (Rosenbaum) and friends who try to hustle the money for
themselves only to get in deeper trouble with a semi-pro
player.

The story and twists may have been seen in similar poolhall movies, yet the
quick wit and even quicker style is on the mark. Lest I not forget, Steiger
and Walken turn in two grand performances – Steiger, in his last film, as a
weary poolroom worker, and Walken, who is very often both creepy and
exceptional, gives fans a treat with a monologue that can only be compared
to the one he gave in Pulp Fiction. Not everyone may follow this film, and
it'll probably be out of theaters very soon, however it remains a treat for
those who like quirky indie gangster movies. A-