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Four Dogs Playing Poker
Four Dogs Playing Poker
Actors: Olivia Williams, Balthazar Getty, Arly Jover, Jason Cairns, Ruben Moreno
Director: Paul Rachman
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2001     1hr 37min

It's not a question of who will turn on each other so much as when in this trust-game thriller. Four friends who fancy themselves art thieves suddenly owe a million dollars to a powerful thug (Forest Whitaker). The solutio...  more »


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Actors: Olivia Williams, Balthazar Getty, Arly Jover, Jason Cairns, Ruben Moreno
Director: Paul Rachman
Creators: Betsy Mackey, Dennis Stuart Murphy, Jason Shuman, Josie Wechsler, Matt Salinger, Shawn David Thompson, William Quist
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/11/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Richard W. (rewfilmmaker) from NAPLES, FL
Reviewed on 3/7/2013...
I thought this movie deserved a much better rating than it seems to have received. It's a cleverly written whodunit with some fresh faces and some old-timers. I admit that it started to drag slightly in the middle but starts off nicely and builds to an unexpected conclusion. By the end of the movie you'll feel like you know the characters and you'll understand why it turned out the way it did. And the way it turned out hinges on a love story that is deftly woven into into the plot. More Indie than Hollywood; Highly recommended.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Review of John Taylor's Role in Four Dogs Playing Poker
Nicole A. Barry | Astoria, NY United States | 01/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"John Nigel Taylor as listed in the credits is in the
movie, playing a "hitman" so to speak. The movie is
about 5 people who steal a valuable art piece from
Argentina and ship it back to Los Angeles only to
learn that the art piece is allegedly not on the boat
they put it on. Enter the person to whom it was to be delivered to,
Mr. Ellington and his two hitmen, Dick (J. Taylor) and Tom ... John doesn't say anything in his first scene, but portrays
a hitman with his snarling face and gun pointed at
Kevin's head. The story furthers, with the main characters having to owe Mr. Ellington one million dollars if he doesn't get the art piece, which is due to arrive in 5 days.John does finally talk however, and you get a close-up
of him biting a slice of cheese pizza and even
sniffing his jacket. His scenes although short, were
very well acted, I mean the idea of "sweet & innocent"
John Nigel Taylor playing a mean hitman, if you can
believe it, is something that you have to act on, and
he did it well. My disappointment is not in his
acting but in his role. I felt that his character was
underplayed, and underwritten. Although he wasn't a
main character, I think he could have had a few more
scenes and definitely a better script. But if you are
a die-hard JT fan, then by all means get the film."
Tim steals the show
Sarah Smith | Leslie, Missouri United States | 07/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great my personal opinion it was completely under-rated. I hadn't even heard of it until a couple of months ago.
Tim steals the show...despite the fact that he dies considerably early. Why is it that he dies in every damn movie? There's something about his English accent that exudes sensuality, and for an older man he is extremely attractive...but to each his own, I'm sure there are those that would disagree with me. Go rent or buy this movie won't regret it."
Awsome Flick!
wolfy_the_black | New Jersey | 01/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just happoned to stumble upon this movie one day after class, and was immeadiatly captured by it. The storyline was intriguing, the actors were suburb, and the ending surprised me. Now whenever I catch it on TV again, I have to watch it! Definatly a must see on a rainy night!"