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Hard Eight

Synopsis

Before his commercial breakthrough with [[Feature~V158673~Boogie Nights~boogienights]] (1997), writer/director [[Performer~P231996~Paul Thomas Anderson~paulthomasanderson]] made this low-key drama. John ([[Performer~P59476~John C. Reilly~johncreilly]]), a half-bright loser stranded in Reno, is down to his last few bucks when Sydney ([[Performer~P29805~Phillip Baker Hall~philipbakerhall]]), taking pity on him, buys him breakfast and offers him a few tips on making money in the casinos. Two years later...more

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4.0

78 out of 100 Metascore®

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