Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980)

Kenny Rogers stars as Brady Hawkes, as the titular gambler, embarks on a journey to meet a son he never knew after the latter sends him a letter. Along the way, Brady meets Billy Montana (Bruce Boxleitner) and the two become friends. Billy (while trying to help Brady in his quest) fancies himself as a professional poker player on his own. Although Billy makes mistakes along the way (some of these include: trying to find a way to cheat or do some smooth talking), Brady makes sure that he stays on good behavior during a train ride to Yuma, CA. The duo help prostitute Jennie Reed (Lee Purcell) who has trouble with a train baron. At the end, Brady's son's stepfather (Clu Gulager) is confronted.

Directing:
  • Dick Lowry

Writing:
  • Jim Byrnes
  • Cort Casady

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-04-08
themoviedb icon 5.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 94

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