2003 - A.W. Vidmer
High Roller is told in flashback. Ungar (Michael Imperioli), in a motel room on the last night of his life, relates his life story to a stranger (Michael Pasternak). He speaks of growing up as the son of a bookie, his career as a tournament gin player, moving into poker, his marriage and the birth of his daughter Stefanie, cocaine abuse, the suicide of his stepson and the breakup of his marriage. The film climaxes with Ungar's third victory at the main event of the World Series of Poker a few months before his passing. In the final scene, Ungar departs the motel room with the stranger (who apparently represents The Grim Reaper).