Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
Best First Feature
Spirit Awards
Best Male Lead
Spirit Awards
As impressive a directing debut as has been seen in some time...a perfectly modulated mystery that doesn't even feel like one.
--John Anderson, Los Angeles Times
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Hard Eight

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Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance.

Format: DVD (the only format made available to us)

Played at

NoHo 7, 1.18.18 - 1.18.18
Rated R
Runtime: 101 min
Language: English

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer(s): Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson

  • Nominee, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominee, Best First Feature, Spirit Awards
  • Nominee, Best Male Lead, Spirit Awards