High Roller – The Stu Ungar Story Movie Review, Trailer
Title: High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story
Directed by A.V. Widmer
Starring: Michael Imperioli, Renee Feya, Michael Nouri, Joe La Du
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story is inspired by a true story of Stu Ungar. The action takes place in New York in the 60s. Stu Ungar tells his story, and immerses us in his life from the beginning till the end.
The High Roller describes the story of Ungar, how he since an early age learned from his mother to play poker. Young Stu gets mixed up with mafia led by Vincent and becomes totally dependent on him. And letting himself in for trouble with gangsters, Stu has to flee to Las Vegas, as even Vincent cannot protect him. In Las Vegas, Ungar again gets mixed up with gangsters, represented by Leo, and starts to play poker again. He participates in the most important poker tournaments and wins them, raising up even more enemies.
Stu Ungar became the youngest world poker champion, having taken part in three consecutive WSOP events and having won them. Since then, no one has beaten his record.