Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game — Trailer

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added: Fri, Nov 24th '17

The late, Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Rounders) delivers his final film performance in the heartwarming dramedy "Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game," which also stars Goodfellas' Paul Sorvino.

Set in a nursing home and centering on the budding friendship between a newly retired doctor, Abe (Landau) and an ailing professional gambler, Phil (Sorvino), the film is written and directed by 72-year-old novice filmmaker Howard L. Weiner, who, interestingly enough, is also a well-regarded neurologist and neuroscientist who has spent several decades researching neurologic diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease, and ALS.

Co-starring Maria Dizzia (from Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and Amazon's "Red Oaks") as a nursing-home caretaker looking for her biological father and who believes either Abe and Phil could be him, the indie film is scheduled to hit theaters and VOD on January 12th. Watch the trailer, above.

Dr. Abe Mandelbaum has just moved into a new manor with his ailing wife. After forming an unlikely friendship with a womanizing gambler, their relationship is tested when they each try to convince a mysterious nurse that they are her long-lost father.


directed by   Howard L. Weiner

starring   Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino, Maria Dizzia, Pamela Dubin

release date   January 12, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD)

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