6 players all think they have what it takes to win in the world of high stakes poker.
about the film:
THE GRAND is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the Grand Championship. One of the players (Woody Harrelson) has a lot at stake. his plan is to buy back his dead grandfather's hotel-casino from the real estate developer who stole it, by winning the world's most famous high stakes poker tournament.
- Director Zak Penn
- Starring Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dannis Farina, Cheryl Hines, Richard Kind, Chris Parnell
- Writers Zak Penn & Matt Bierman
- Director of Photography Anthony Hardwick
- Editor Abby Schwarzwalder
- Composer Stephen Endelman
- Production Designer Shepherd Frankel
- Producers Ross M. Dinerstein, Jeff Bowler, Gary Marcus, Zak Penn, Bret Saxon, Bobby Schwartz
Running time: 104 minutes
SCRIPTED FILM - 2007
Penn keeps the film's focus well in hand, never allowing the story's energy to dissipate. The film is not much more than a gusher of oddball character sketches and ricocheting gags, but its manic pace and over-the-top inventiveness make "The Grand" a solid bet.