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Brothers Van Patten Parlay Real-Life Prop Bet Into Movie 'Gem'

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) "Funny, fresh, insightful and entertaining as hell." - Richard Roeper
Vincent Van Patten and his brother James Van Patten are Hollywood legacy - sons of beloved Eight Is Enough patriarch Dick Van Patten and members of an entertainment family comprised of actors, directors and filmmakers. Dick would host weekly poker games for Hollywood's elite and it was almost mandatory that Vincent and James learned the game and participated - often being instructed to miss school to play another hand.

The Van Patten brothers have carved out impressive careers for themselves. Both grew up on screen… After appearing in a slew of movies and TV including Apple's Way and Three For The Road, Vincent gained fame as an international tennis champion and is the longtime host/commentator of The World Poker Tour. An accomplished actor/writer/producer, James has appeared in over 40 films including his starring role in Young Warriors for which he received critical acclaim, and his role as Dr. Heffner in the SAW movies.

It's no surprise that the Van Pattens' new feature is pretty much founded in fact. Rolling into theaters on September 20th from Gravitas Ventures, 7 Days To Vegas is based on an actual 'prop bet' and true outrageous adventure. Dubbed "A charming, dryly funny, low-key gem" by Chicago Sun Times film critic Richard Roeper, the movie mixes comedy and gambling as Duke (Vincent Van Patten) sets out to win a wager that he can walk from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 7 days… with all his friends betting against him. In addition to James Van Patten, the eccentric characters that co-star include Ross McCall (Band of Brothers), Paul Walter Hauser (title role in Clint Eastwood's upcoming The Ballad of Richard Jewell, BlackkKlansman, I Tonya), Emmy Award winning Eileen Davidson (The Young and the Restless), Don Stark (Green Book), Lucas Bryant (Haven), John O'Hurley (Seinfeld), Chad Lowe (Pretty Little Liars), Willie Garson (Sex and the City) and Jennifer Tilly (Bound, Bride of Chucky).

Best described as The Sting meets The Hangover, Vincent co-wrote with Steve Alper and produced with James, then they teamed up with producers Kim Waltrip (Hit & Run) and The World Poker Tour winner Adam Weinraub. The World Poker Tour also co-produced and is promoting the film's nationwide release on September 20th with premiere events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Chicago. 7 Days To Vegas is already a top pre-seller on iTunes with the video-on-demand release scheduled for late September.

"This film incorporates our love of making movies, poker, and honors our father, Dick Van Patten, who would love 7 Days To Vegas," says James. "It doesn't get much better, especially making it together. It's a royal flush!"

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