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Summary 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 w...

Hard Eight
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
78
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Summary 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 w...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
78
86% Positive
12 Reviews
7% Mixed
1 Review
7% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
78
86% Positive
12 Reviews
7% Mixed
1 Review
7% Negative
1 Review

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Production Company Green Parrot, Rysher Entertainment, Trinity
Release Date Feb 28, 1997
Duration 1 h 42 m
Rating R
Tagline When good luck is a long shot, you have to hedge your bets.
Film Independent Spirit Awards
5 Nominations
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination