View Full Version : PHJ - Here we go again....

St Paul Gal
01-22-2003, 01:07 PM
The good news -- a pool movie.

The bad news -- we're portrayed as gambling, underworld low-lifes (again)

Watched the trailer. Geez-Louise...

At this rate, we'll never see a Coke or Ford Motors sponsorship of the sport.

So it's a toss-up... pay $$ to watch it, because it's a moive about us (and I want to see Massey in the fim), or,

Boycott it because at this rate, we'll never get a decent pro tour?

What do you guys think? I'm torn...


01-22-2003, 03:53 PM
I'll wait for the video to come out.. thank you..

01-22-2003, 04:24 PM
I saw it about a year ago on DVD. I think that most real players are going to be very disappointed with this film. Its pool playing is mostly restricted to showboating (the only standard positional shot I saw was stuffed up by our "hero" near the end).

It also gives us an insight as to how all gambling money is won from drug dealers.

Mike Masseys appearance is really short, and don't think (bit of a fuzzy memory) that you even see him make a shot.

Keep an eye out for the push shot in the opening sequence.

Not one to pay $$ to see in the cinema.

01-23-2003, 07:15 AM
There's no reason to boycott. Whatever us die-hard pool fans do probably won't matter. The general public will determine the success or failure of this movie.

BTW were you in New York for the WPBA event at ABC?

01-23-2003, 09:25 AM
St. Paulie Girl,

Darned if you do and darned if you don't. Personally, I'm saying "What the hell"; I like pool, it's a pool movie, I'll go see it.