Time flies by us, as seen with this quiz. We can hardly believe it has been over 20 years since the movie "Rounders" was released. That means it's been over 20 years since we have had Matt Damon and Edward Norton in our lives. Not only did "Rounders" introduce us to this underground world of high-stakes poker and the dangers that come with it, but it also introduced us to Mike McDermott and Worm!
There are so many moments in "Rounders" for a person to remember, which is what we are going to be testing you on today. We will be throwing quotes at you and questions about Worm's time in prison and the game he was playing in there, which made him pile up all that money he owed when he was released. Do you remember the name of the actor who played the Russian club owner that Mike loses all his savings to?
Get ready, as we will be asking you all those questions and many more during this "Rounders" quiz! With an ace up your sleeve, do you think you can get all the questions right? You'll soon find out, so good luck and make sure to end the quiz with a full house of knowledge!
In the movie, what is the primary game that is played?
Seven Card Stud
No-Limit Texas Hold 'em
The movie featured no-limit Texas Hold 'em as the game of choice. This is often called the "Cadillac of poker," as it takes strategy and skill to the highest level.
They both went to Dwight Englewood Preparatory Academy, but were also the only two kids at the school who weren't wealthy, as Worm's dad was the groundskeeper and Mike's dad was the custodian. They would scam money off the kids and they even paid the basketball team to throw a game.
Worm was in prison, but what did he do to get there?
Breaking and entering
Robbing a bank
Distributing fake credit cards
Worm was caught distributing fake credit cards. After he got out of jail, Mike joked that Worm needed to get a job or would have to go back to making the fake credit cards. Worm replied he was only distributing the cards, not making them.
Which casino was Mike thinking about during that first game while pretending to think about making a call on Teddy KGB?
While he was trying to make himself look like he was thinking of calling with a full house, he was saying to himself, "I want him to think that I'm pondering a call but all I'm really thinking about is Vegas and the Mirage."
After losing it all to Teddy KGB, Joey Knish offers what to Mike to help him out?
Part-time job driving a delivery truck
After losing it all to Teddy KGB, Mike vowed to never play poker again. Joey Knish, a mentor and fellow rounder, offered to give Mike some money to rebuild his bankroll, but Mike turned him down and instead took a part-time job with him.
Grama buys up all of Worm's debt, but who gave him the money to buy it?
Mike did not know this information, as he vouched for Worm to Grama, which meant the debt was also placed on Mike. Knowing that Teddy KGB was a very dangerous man — especially when you owed him money — worried Mike even more.
Mike refers to his partnership with Worm as working together like who?
Larry Bird and Kevin McHale
John Stockton and Karl Malone
Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe
Matt Damon is a Boston native, so it must have killed him to use a New York Knicks reference and not a Celtics one. However, the film was based in NYC and they went with Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Earl "the Pearl" Monroe instead.
Who does Mike try and get a summer internship with?
Mike is reading the players' cards at the "judges' game" and Judge Marinacci (Tom Aldredge) is impressed. Mike says, "Summer clerkship in your office says I know what you're holding." Marinacci replies, "I don't bet with jobs like that. Let's just say I'll put you at the top of the list if you're right."
At the time, Mike and Worm owed KGB $15,000, so he asked Joey Knish for the money, but Joey said no. Mike then went to ask his law school professor Abe Petrovsky (Martin Landau) for the money, but he could only give him $10,000.
Petra, played by Famke Janssen, worked at The Chesterfield and had an intimate relationship with Mike. However, she did allow Worm to play under Mike's credit at The Chesterfield and rack up $6,000 in debt.
Mike used the quote "It's immoral to let a sucker keep his money," but who said this?
Canada Bill Jones
Canada Bill Jones was known for being a master at three-hand monte. He was known to cheat while doing it and when asked if it was immoral to cheat, he replied, "it's immoral to let a sucker keep his money."