Vince Van Patten to star in gambling movie


A film coming to the big screen will star Vince Van Patten, John O’Hurley and Willie Garson.  The movie, titled "Walk to Vegas," will also feature cameo appearances by several well-known poker names, including Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Sexton, Phil Laak and Oscar-nominated actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly.   Walk to Vegas was filmed last year and is a true story that revolves around the elite from Hollywood and their gambling practices. 

Van Patten, son of actor Dick Van Patten, plays "Duke," a man who has made a $1-million wager that he could walk all the way from Southern California to Las Vegas.  The film offers the big three of Hollywood’s attractions – violence, suspense and even gratuitous nudity.  It was directed by Eric Balfour and the trailer can be viewed <a href="">here</a>.

The premise of the movie is loosely based on a bet made between Dan Bilzerian and Bill Perkins.  Bilzerian picked up $600,000 for successfully traveling to Las Vegas from Los Angeles on a bike.  Of course, Van Patten’s journey will be more arduous, given the fact that he has to walk the entire distance.  To make it more interesting, he has to wear a suit the entire time. 

Van Patten is no stranger to the screen.  He appeared on shows such as Bonanza and Wonder Woman as a child in the 70s, and more recently was on Baywatch and The Young and the Restless.  Before getting into poker, he was a professional tennis player, ranking as high as 26th in the world before retiring in 1987. 

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