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Old 02-20-2019, 04:15 PM   #1
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Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

Among some of the many changes, Mike (Known as Matt) plays Phil Hellmuth in the famous Johnny Chan bluff scene.

https://briankoppelman.files.wordpre...2/rounders.pdf
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

wow i'm not even through the first scene and seeing the stuff they scrapped is facinating.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:42 PM   #3
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

thanks for this
page 17 now
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

I just read the whole thing.

Amazing, IMO.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:41 PM   #5
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

Read the whole thing and really enjoyed. A number of notable changes but all the most famous scenes and lines are mostly identical.

The biggest differences are a lot more scenes and backstory with worm and a more drawn out first scene. Was he playing heads up against Teddy in the first scene of the movie? I forget but in the script itís a full ring game. They also play in a scene where Mike/Matt willingly cheats playing with Worm.

Kinda funny that the main characterís name in the script is Matt considering Matt Damon played him in the movie.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:01 PM   #6
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

Thanks for this, one of my favourite movies of all time and I didn't even know how to spell poker at the moment I first saw it.


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Was he playing heads up against Teddy in the first scene of the movie? I forget but in the script itís a full ring game.
They were 4-handed iirc, game broke after Mike McD busted.
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:42 PM   #7
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They also play in a scene where Mike/Matt willingly cheats playing with Worm.
I have not read this script yet, but there is a scene in the released movie where that happens, against the rich college types.
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:54 PM   #8
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

I haven't read it yet, but intend to. Thanks for posting. I read the book (got it for a quarter in a used book store) and remember there being an epilogue of sorts that went beyond the movie. Mike being successful in Vegas, if I remember correctly. It was a long time ago. Eager to see if that's in the script.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:16 PM   #9
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

Just read the first scene and think the film's editor did a decent job shortening it. There's still too much exposition in the film, but not as much as in this script.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:25 PM   #10
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I haven't read it yet, but intend to. Thanks for posting. I read the book (got it for a quarter in a used book store) and remember there being an epilogue of sorts that went beyond the movie. Mike being successful in Vegas, if I remember correctly. It was a long time ago. Eager to see if that's in the script.

No extended ending in this script last scene is still him telling his ex heís going to Vegas
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:49 PM   #11
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

So at which point were they meant to be playing PLO?
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Old 03-02-2019, 04:40 PM   #12
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So at which point were they meant to be playing PLO?
None of those sophisticated euro games in this script
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:14 PM   #13
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:57 PM   #14
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Re: Brian Koppelman Publishes Original "Rounders" Script

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I have not read this script yet, but there is a scene in the released movie where that happens, against the rich college types.
They cheat the cops in the elk room and get the **** kicked out of them. Mike didn't cheat but worm did.
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:13 PM   #15
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They cheat the cops in the elk room and get the **** kicked out of them. Mike didn't cheat but worm did.


Yes but there is an earlier scene in the script (and I guess the movie too) where Mike is complacent in cheating with Worm
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:20 PM   #16
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...where Mike is complacent in cheating with Worm
Hahaha I don't know why this struck me funny, but it did.
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