When Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau) moves into the nursing home, Cliffside Manor, with his deteriorating wife Molly, he forms an improbable relationship with gambler and womanizer, Phil Nicoletti (Paul Sorvino). Even though at first Abe feels that moving into the home is the end of the road, he soon realizes that his life is finding a whole new beginning. Abe and Phil’s friendship is challenged when a mysterious nurse claims that her biological father resides in the home. Without children of their own, both Abe and Phil jump at the chance to convince Angela, and themselves, that they are her father. Abe and Phil’s Last Poker Game is written and directed by world-renowned neurologist, and first time director, Howard Weiner.
Directed by: Howard Weiner, M.D.
Starring: Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino, Maria Dizzia
Theatrical/VOD Release Date: January 12, 2017
This looks like my kind of movie, a good story, and a great cast. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those little gems that end up on my list of favorites. I will for sure being seeing ABE & PHIL’S LAST POKER GAME when it is available. How about you?