The Poolhall Junkies Movie was released on 2003-03-21 00:00:00.000 and is classified within the following genere(s) Drama, Thriller. The Poolhall Junkies Movie was given an MPAA rating of: Rated R for language and some sexual content. It's country of origin is United States (USA), and it's main language is English. The movie runs 99 Minutes long.
Poolhall Junkies Movie Trailer
Poolhall Junkies Movie - Director
The Poolhall Junkies Movie was directed by Mars Callahan.
Poolhall Junkies Movie - Writer
The Poolhall Junkies Movie was written by Mars Callahan, Chris Corso.
Poolhall Junkies Movie - Tagline
It's your shot. Take it.
Poolhall Junkies Movie Plot
Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his mentor and "trainer" Joe (Chazz Palminteri), a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny plays, is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe, which leads to only one thing -- violence. Joe is beaten up by some of Johnny's buddies as a sign to leave him alone, and with this final act of freedom, Johnny leaves the world of pool-sharking. After an ultimatum from his girlfriend Tara (Alison Eastwood), Johnny finally commits to a "real" job in the construction business, but is soon miserable there. He finds himself spending most of his time with his younger brother Danny (Michael Rosenbaum) who it seems is following in his footsteps on the road to a life Johnny left when he broke from Joe. As for Joe, he is bent on revenge for the beating he took, and soon he has a new protg Brad (Rick Schroder) who is just as good if not better then Johnny. And he's got his eye on Johnny's brother. The two play a high-stakes game of pool which ends in a huge debt owed to Joe, and soon Johnny finds that his brother is in jail for trying to steal the money he owes. The only way out for Johnny is to play Brad, which results in a "race to nine" showdown that pits two of the greatest players against each other for large sums of money, and Johnny and Danny's lives.
Poolhall Junkies Movie - Production Companies
The Poolhall Junkies Movie was produced by: Gold Circle Films, Cutting Edge Entertainment, Newman/Tooley Films
Poolhall Junkies Movie Distributor(s)
The Poolhall Junkies Movie was distributed by:
Gold Circle Films (2002) (worldwide) (all media)
Samuel Goldwyn Films (2003) (USA) (theatrical)
Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2005) (Switzerland) (DVD)
Entertainment in Video (2003) (UK) (video)
Equinox Films (2003) (Canada) (theatrical)
Europa Filmes (2004) (Brazil) (DVD)
Europa Filmes (2004) (Brazil) (VHS)
Media Cooperation One (MC-One) (2005) (Germany) (DVD)
Poolhall Junkies Movie Awards
Poolhall Junkies, the movie, was nominated in 2003 for an ESPY award for the "Best Sports Movie" but unfortunately they were not successful.
Poolhall Junkies Movie Filming Locations
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Poolhall Junkies Movie Quotes and Lines
There are too many good quotes to list for the poolhall junkies movie without giving it all away. Here are a few
The best "billiards movie" out is Poolhall Junkies (links to amazon.com). Hands down.
It inspires you to be a bad-ass on the pool table. A ninja with a cue! It has some really nice trick shots that would have Mike Massey (who is also in the movie, by the way) lookin' like "Oh no he did-n't!". Christopher Walken, Chaz Palminteri, and Mars Callahan - a no-name (at least I've never heard of him or seen him in any other movie) who I believe wrote the movie but who is a tremendous pool player! It has good casting, a good script, and awesome pool, and it is MY FAVORITE MOVIE EVER! @Amanda from Canada (above) knows what time it is.
The Color of Money was also really good; but wasn't as good in terms of the overall gameplay that Poolhall Junkies shows. More of a "kid learning how to be a hustler" movie. Nothing like young Tom Cruise movies though - before he got crazy and ruined Katie Holmes!
I also saw "Shooting Gallery" when it came out. It wasn't bad but nothing particularly amazing sticks out in my head about it. I guess Freddie Prince Jr has that effect.
Haven't seen the other pool movies mentioned on this site, but they're downloading as I type so I'll find out soon enough.