Academy Award® winner* Matt Damon (The Bourne Supremacy) and Edward Norton (The Italian Job) star in this story of passion, risk and the extreme price of friendship! After losing a high-stakes card game, Mike (Damon) gives up gambling for law school and a fresh start with his girlfriend (Gretchen Mol - Cradle Will Rock). But then his best buddy (Norton) gets out of prison and in over his head with a ruthless card shark (John Malkovich - Being John Malkovich). From there, Mike's strong sense of loyalty - and the lure of the game - draws him back to the tables in a game he cannot afford to lose! Also starring John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and Oscar® winner┼ Martin Landau (Ed Wood).