Rounders


Rounders

Drama about a compulsive and gifted poker player who forgoes his future as a lawyer in order to play the high-stakes game. Matt Damon and Edward Norton star.


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'Listen, here's the thing.

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'If you can't spot the sucker

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'in your first half-hour at the table,

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-'then you

-are

-the sucker.

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'Guys here'll tell ya,

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'you play for a living. It's like any job.

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'You don't gamble, you grind it out.

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'Your goal is to win one big bet an hour. That's it.

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'Get your money in when you have the best of it.

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'Don't give anything away.

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'That's how I've paid for half of law school.

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'A true grinder.

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'I learnt how to win a bit at a time.

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'Also, I've learnt this.

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'If you're too careful, your life can become a fucking grind.

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'This is Teddy KGB's place.'

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Five hundred?

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'You won't find it in the Yellow Pages.'

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No, not tonight.

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No? What?

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Give me three stacks of high society.

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Thirty thousand.

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Count it.

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(It's good.)

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So...you're sitting the apple. Good.

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-Want a cookie?

-No.

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'He doesn't look like much, but KGB's connected to the Russian mob.

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'He's the one guy in the game you don't fuck with.

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'But if you're looking for high stakes, this is the only place.

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'They all know me as a small-timer. But that's about to change.'

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< All right, I'm in.

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'Joey Knish is a New York legend.

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'He's been a rounder, earning his living at cards, since he was 19.'

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Are you holding those for somebody?

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Oh, yeah! I'm holding them for you.

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You should be(!)

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I hope you're not gonna put it all in play.

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'He's as close to a friend as there is in this place.'

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-(Come here.)

-'But I don't wanna see him.'

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Hey, you don't wanna butt onions with them. They'll chew you up.

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Mm...so you say.

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There's easy games! We go out, get coffee, ride over to Queens.

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I know what I'm doin'.

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Making a run at it, aren't ya?

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Rollin' up a stake and goin' to Vegas.

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I'm right. Right?

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I can beat the game.

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Maybe. Maybe this is a game can be beat.

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But you know you can beat the 10-20 and the High-Low on 79th Street.

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OK. I understand.

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I understand.

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(Back to battle.)

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'The game is No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em.

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'Minimum buy-in, 25,000 dollars.

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'This game doesn't come together often.

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'The stakes attract rich flounders, who attract the sharks.

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'No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em is the Cadillac of poker.

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'Each player is dealt two cards face down.

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'Five cards are then dealt face up -

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'community cards people can use to make the best five-card hand.

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'The key is playing the man, not the cards.'

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Bet an eight ball.

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'There's no other game in which fortunes can change so much.

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'A player can get a strong hand cracked, go on tilt,

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'and lose his mind along with all the chips.'

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'World Series of Poker is decided over a no-limit table.

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'Some won't play no-limit. They can't handle the swings.

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'But there are others like Doyle Brunson,

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'who consider no-limit the only pure game left.'

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'Like Wallenda said, "Life is on the wire. The rest is just waiting".'

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Pasadena.

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I've gotta raise.

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I'm going to raise five hundred.

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< Fold!

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Is a position raise. I call it.

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'Here's the beauty of the game.'

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Go ahead.

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'I just got top two pair on the flop, and I wanna keep him in.

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'Normally, I'd set a trap, hardly bet at all.

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'Let him walk into it. But KGB's too smart.

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'So I've gotta over-bet the pot.

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'Make it look like I want to buy it.

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'Then he plays back at me, and I get paid off.'

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HE EXHALES

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HE MUNCHES

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That's two.

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'My guess is Teddy's on a flush draw.'

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Burn and turn.

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'My money card - nine of hearts.

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'I got a full house.'

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To the better.

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Check's good.

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'I want a spade for Teddy to make his flush.

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'He'll bet strong and I'll win with nines full over aces.'

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I'm going to...bet...

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..bet...

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..15...thousand.

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Time.

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'I want him to think I'm pondering a call.

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'But I'm really thinking about Vegas and the Mirage.'

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All right, your 15, plus I have another 33 to raise you.

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Um...

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Yeah, I'm gonna go all in. I don't think you got the spades.

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You are right.

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I don't have...spades.

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'I know before the cards are even turned over.'

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Aces full...Mike.

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Get up.

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Want some?

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No. I'm down to the felt, Knish.

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I-I-I lost everything.

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Man, I've lost my case money. I lost my tuition.

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It happens to everyone. Everyone goes bust.

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You'll be back before you know it.

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No, man, I'm done. I'm... I'm out of it.

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Well, they all say that at first.

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Let me stake ya. The standard deal.

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You know, 50 percent of your winnings.

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You lose, it's on me.

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I'd just throw it away.

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You still got the truck?

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Sure! Come on.

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SIRENS WAIL

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'You don't hear about guys who take their shot and miss.

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'But I'll tell you what happens.

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'They end up humping crappy jobs,

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'tryin' to figure out how they came up short.

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'See, I had this picture in my head.

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'Me sitting at the big table, Doyle to my left, Slim to my right.

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'Playing in the World Series of Poker.

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'And I let that vision blind me against KGB.

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'Now, the closest I get to Vegas is West New York.

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'Driving a route handed down from Knish

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'to rounders who forget the cardinal rule -

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'always leave yourself outs.'

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-Hi!

-Lemme ask you a question.

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Can fuckin' Steinbrenner just move the Yankees?

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Does he have the right to move them?

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I don't know. How should I know that?

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So, you didn't learn that yet?

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No. We do Steinbrenner in the third year.

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-Oh!

-Take care, man.

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Yeah.

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INDISTINCT CHATTER

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'The Judges' game.

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'I knew about it before I was in law school.

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'A group of ten or 12 judges, prosecutors and professors.

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'They all have money. It would've been sweet

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'to have one of 'em owing me favours.

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'But no-one can get in the game now.

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'One rounder, Crispy Linetta, sat under a pretence.

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'When they found out he was a pro, he had major legal hassles.

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'Even his regular club got shut down.

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'Place had been open since 1907.'

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Oh, Michael! You got some things for me?

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Yes, I do.

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Put 'em on the desk. It's all right.

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He payin' you for this late-night shit?

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Oh, well, knowledge is my reward, sir.

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Well, let me tell ya, it ain't worth it.

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Why don't you be a jockey(?)

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Kid's a little tall, isn't he, Gene?

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Enough with the recruiting spiel. Your bet.

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All right, I call.

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Michael's lead counsel in the moot court next week.

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He could use the background if he's gonna clerk for one of you, right?

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I thought you liked the kid! Why make him a civil servant?

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A word to the wise. Stay in the private sector.

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Those defence attorneys use our chips for coasters!

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'Among them all, there isn't one card player.'

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I'm still high!

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-I call.

-Call.

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Raise. Er... Professor raises.

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Mike? (Michael, I would've just called.)

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-(You're good!)

-Your call.

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Oh, all right, I call.

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'I don't know if I'll bring my legal career to a halt,

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'but I just can't help myself.'

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-It'll be good.

-I'm in.

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HE CLEARS THROAT

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All right, read them and weep.

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Threes check. >

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Check to Martin and Lewis there(!)

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Check to the raiser.

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Czechoslovakia(!)

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What's the limit?

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20 dollars. Big bet's 20 dollars.

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OK, good.

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Here's 20.

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You've seen half the hand!

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Sure this is wise, Abe? It's your money he's betting with.

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We know what we're holding, and what you are.

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-HE CHUCKLES:

-The fuck you know what we got!

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Clerkship in your office says I know.

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I don't bet with jobs like that.

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You're the top of the list if you're right.

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OK.

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You were looking for that third three.

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The professor folded it, so you're pretending to have it.

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The DA knows his two pair are no good.

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The judge's flush came up short,

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and Mr Eisen is hoping his queens will stand up.

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So like I said, the dean's bet is 20 dollars.

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-Well, kiss my ass!

-Kiss my ass!

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THEY ALL LAUGH

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I guess you win.

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What'd you have, Abe?

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Just a busted straight.

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It was good enough to win. Take it.

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Kid, your first assignment - sit next to me.

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I'd like to, but I don't play cards.

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Get outta here!

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We'll see you tomorrow.

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-Whose deal? >

-Right here. >

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-I like the kid, Abe.

-Good kid. >

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Smart kid.

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'I tell ya, it's hard leaving that game.

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'An open invitation to lay with those lambs.

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'But I'm retired.

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'The truth is, I can always find games.

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'Easy games, tough games, straight games, crooked games.

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'I can turn on the Jersey Turnpike and be at the Taj in two hours.

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'But I've made promises.

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'I'm just a law student now.'

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-Hello?

-Hey!

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Hey! >

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How'd it go?

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Oh, great(!) >

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HE SIGHS I am sick of that fuckin' route!

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Don't worry, a few more semesters.

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Oh, I gotta go!

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-No, no!

-I know. I'm really late!

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Oh, I'll be quick. You won't feel a thing.

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THEY BOTH CHUCKLE

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We both know that's not true.

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Besides, you should get some sleep.

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These long nights are killing me!

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They never used to(!)

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That's different. That was like, buy in at 8pm,

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next you know, it's morning.

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But I think I'm hooked up for the summer!

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Hooked up how?

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Well, after I left you last night, I impressed Judge Marinacci.

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I might be in line for a clerkship.

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Tell me more.

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Well, those guys were all playing cards and, um...

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Here me out. They were playing cards and I read his hand blind.

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So...

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So, instead of coming home, you played cards?

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Er, no, I wasn't even playing. No, they were playing.

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I caught his eye by reading his hand.

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As long as I don't fuck up moot court, the job's mine.

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What kinda job is that gonna be?

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Um, writing an opinion on high-stakes poker?

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You said I should use my poker skills in the courtroom.

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Yeah, I know I said that, but...

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I meant you should use your head.

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The way you calculate odds, the way you read people.

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I didn't mean you should con your way into a summer job.

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Honey, con? I was networking!

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Oh, God! Networking(?)

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Are you tryin' to con me now?

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No, no, no.

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I just, I don't think you get it.

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You'll be just like one of those ex-college athletes.

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Great job at the DA's office

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as long as they don't miss a lawyers' league game.

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It's true. If you get in this way, you'll always be a hustler to them.

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Baby... I didn't even play.

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-(OK.)

-(All right?)

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(I'll see you later.)

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Oh!

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Hon, can I take the Jeep tomorrow?

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Yeah! Where?

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Worm's out. I was gonna pick him up.

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Tomorrow. Beautiful(!)

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I promised I'd be there, hon.

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I just can't believe you still know someone called Worm!

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He's like my brother!

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Shit, I didn't even play!

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'I met Worm at Dwight Englewood Preparatory Academy in Jersey.

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'We were the only kids without a trust fund.

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'Dad's office said "custodian" on the door.

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'That's why they took me.'

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Err!

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Pow!

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Was, was that like, your strong finish or somethin'?

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-Motherfucker!

-You leave me no choice!

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Fourth time you did that to me!

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No, no, no, no, no, no. Dowling had it three hands ago,

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and two hands ago, I got it. So don't bitch.

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-He shot the moon on that hand!

-I saw that.

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So it helped you.

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Now... OK, you're right.

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You ain't takin' our grits.

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Look, you know the drill, OK? I'm not gonna smoke 'em.

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You want 'em back, try double or nothing.

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Murphy! What you sittin' there for?

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You're processed. Come on!

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Processed? This motherfucker's getting the jump!

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Have some decency, Worm. You can buy all the smokes you want.

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I won these fair and square!

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You don't even smoke!

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Jesus! You guys are fuckin' babies! You know that?

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If you want to die of cancer, learn how to play cards!

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Don't add insult to injury. It'll come back and hurt you.

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Not in this lifetime, Homes! Enjoy your time(!)

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Murphy!

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'Worm's dad did the grounds when he was sober, or we did them.

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'The grounds weren't all we did.

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'We did a scam a day on all the young aristocrats at school.

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'Selling 'em dime bags of oregano, nunchakus and firecrackers.'

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Where's the rest?

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'It kept us in lunch money.'

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Thank you.

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'Until we went for more than change and got caught.

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'We had the starting five take a dive.

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'The point guard snapped, and gave Worm up.

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'They hauled him up and offered him a deal.

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'Give us some names, and we'll go easy on ya.

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'Worm didn't say a word. Got expelled.

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'I stayed in school and graduated.'

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Crank the outside!

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BELL RINGS

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'Not many guys would stand up for a friend.'

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Ta-da!

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Mike McD! God! I knew you'd be here!

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You never let me down!

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I would've visited if you let me.

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I couldn't let you see me here.

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Good to see you! You look great!

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-You, too!

-Did they toughen you up?

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Naw, naw, naw. This was a piece of cake!

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Wow! Man, look at your ride!

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You've been prospering!

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I-I borrowed it.

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Whatever!

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Get in it and drive me far away from here.

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There's two economies in there - cash and trade.

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I got three games goin' at once!

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The white guys, brothers and guards.

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I gotta take enough cash off the white guys to lose it to the guards,

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so that they keep doin' me favours.

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I trim enough smokes off the black guys to trade

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and keep in the style I'm accustomed to.

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All this without gettin' my ass kicked!

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You work with a partner?

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No! Who the hell can I trust?

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-It's just me.

-What's this?

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Like it? Isn't it beautiful? It's an ace up my sleeve!

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Wait till I show you some of my chops, man. I'm blindin'!

0:21:480:21:52

-It's like, it's like, you know.

-All right!

0:21:520:21:55

It's gonna blow your mind!

0:21:550:21:57

Been workin'? Is your game sharp?

0:21:570:22:00

No, man. I'm-I'm off it. I'm...

0:22:000:22:04

You gettin' cold cards?

0:22:020:22:04

No, man. I mean, I-I-I quit.

0:22:040:22:06

Are you shittin' me?

0:22:060:22:10

No, man! I...

0:22:080:22:10

I got cleaned out.

0:22:100:22:12

Mike McD! You lost?

0:22:120:22:15

Yeah, man.

0:22:130:22:15

It was a real blood game at KGB's place.

0:22:150:22:18

The mad Russian emptied your pockets?

0:22:180:22:21

Yeah. I didn't wanna tell ya, man.

0:22:210:22:24

I didn't wanna dispirit ya.

0:22:240:22:26

Jesus! You're just a student now? What you doin' for money?

0:22:260:22:30

I'm driving, er, Knish's truck.

0:22:300:22:34

Oh, God, you're killin' me!

0:22:320:22:34

-We gotta get you back on the game!

-No, no, no, no, no.

0:22:340:22:38

I'm off it. I really am. I'm done.

0:22:380:22:41

All right, I know a game perfect for the two of us.

0:22:410:22:44

A berry patch outside New York. Prime pickings.

0:22:440:22:47

I'll drop you off.

0:22:470:22:51

OK.

0:22:490:22:51

I mean it! No, I'm really off it.

0:22:510:22:53

I know. I know.

0:22:530:22:55

Yeah, this is it. This is it.

0:23:030:23:05

OK, here's the play. I know this girl, Barbara.

0:23:050:23:08

She's fuckin' hot! I was this close to bangin' her.

0:23:080:23:12

She's a hostess for the trust-fund babies. She got me into their game.

0:23:120:23:17

She introduced me as her cousin

0:23:180:23:20

who wants to learn poker.

0:23:200:23:22

That's a nice hook-up!

0:23:220:23:27

It's all-the-way nice. There's only one problem.

0:23:230:23:27

I got this feelin'.

0:23:270:23:30

What feelin' is that exactly?

0:23:280:23:30

You know this feelin' very well.

0:23:300:23:32

You got your table all set,

0:23:320:23:34

knife, fork, sauce, A-One, Luger's, but...

0:23:340:23:38

You don't have the steak.

0:23:380:23:41

Exactly! Glad you understand.

0:23:390:23:41

A nickel would start me nicely.

0:23:410:23:44

Jesus! What have you been livin' on?

0:23:440:23:46

Been livin' light. That's 220. So that'll get you started.

0:23:460:23:50

220? I mean, hey, thanks, but...

0:23:500:23:54

I mean, that's like... eleven bets!

0:23:540:23:57

I can't even get a table image!

0:23:570:24:02

Forget it, man. I'll straighten you out in the city.

0:23:580:24:02

No way! I gotta get started.

0:24:020:24:04

I mean, I'm already behind.

0:24:040:24:06

You just got out! What's the hurry?

0:24:060:24:09

There's about five guys, like, eagerly awaiting my release.

0:24:090:24:13

How much do you owe?

0:24:140:24:17

Like, ten.

0:24:150:24:17

Ten?

0:24:170:24:21

I can't even figure it with the juice.

0:24:180:24:21

I can get started on this easy if we work together.

0:24:210:24:25

I hear you asking, man, but I can't do that.

0:24:260:24:30

I just can't do that. I-I made promises.

0:24:300:24:33

You know what? I totally understand. I do.

0:24:330:24:36

It's fine. I'll just make a few moves early, but...

0:24:360:24:40

-Thanks. I appreciate it.

-Premium hands.

0:24:400:24:43

-You got it! Catch you tomorrow?

-Yeah, you bet.

0:24:430:24:46

Hey, Mike, man, fuckin' great to see ya!

0:24:480:24:51

You, too.

0:24:510:24:53

'In Confessions of a Winning Poker Player, Jack King said,

0:25:320:25:36

"Few players recall big pots they have won,

0:25:360:25:39

"but every player can remember

0:25:390:25:42

"the tough beats of his career".

0:25:420:25:45

'Walkin' in here, I hardly remember how I built my bankroll,

0:25:450:25:49

'but I can't stop thinkin' how I lost it.'

0:25:490:25:52

-Mike!

-Hi.

0:25:520:25:55

Barbara. Worm said you'd be runnin' late. Just follow me.

0:25:550:25:59

I probably won't sit, I'll just keep him company.

0:26:050:26:09

No, no, that's not gonna work.

0:26:090:26:11

You're my new boyfriend, lookin' for a regular game.

0:26:110:26:15

Well, I'm not much of a card player.

0:26:150:26:17

Bullshit!

0:26:170:26:19

Worm tells me that's precisely what you are.

0:26:190:26:22

My cut is 25 percent.

0:26:240:26:27

I see.

0:26:270:26:29

Good. Come on.

0:26:290:26:31

Gentlemen... this is my boyfriend Michael.

0:26:360:26:40

ALL: Hello, Michael.

0:26:400:26:42

Leave him enough money to buy me breakfast.

0:26:420:26:45

THEY ALL CHUCKLE

0:26:450:26:47

-Good luck, hon.

-Thanks.

0:26:470:26:49

Why don't you pull up a chair?

0:26:490:26:53

OK.

0:26:510:26:53

OK, this one's Chicago.

0:26:530:26:56

You know Chicago?

0:26:540:26:56

Er, remind me.

0:26:560:27:00

Stud game. High spade in the hole wins half the pot.

0:26:570:27:00

OK, well, deal me in, I guess.

0:27:000:27:03

-Chip.

-Oh, thanks.

0:27:070:27:10

OK.

0:27:100:27:12

-Two on you, Murph. >

-Sorry.

0:27:140:27:16

-I'm in.

-I'm gonna make it five.

0:27:190:27:21

Hey, big spender(!)

0:27:210:27:23

'We fall into our old rhythm like Clyde Frazier and Pearl Monroe.

0:27:240:27:29

'Old tricks, stuff that'd never play in the city.

0:27:290:27:32

'Signalling, chip placing, trapping. Even the old best-hand play.

0:27:320:27:37

'I could crack the game straight up, but there's no risk here.

0:27:370:27:42

'Some people might call Worm's mechanics immoral.

0:27:420:27:46

'But it's immoral to let a sucker keep his money.

0:27:460:27:50

'Like they teach you in One-L, caveat emptor, pal.'

0:27:500:27:54

I got the boat. Queens over.

0:27:550:27:59

Does that sting? >

0:27:570:27:59

See if that stung, Birch.

0:27:590:28:02

'Worm really has become an artist.

0:28:020:28:05

'Discard culls, pickup culls.

0:28:050:28:08

'His technique is flawless.

0:28:080:28:10

'But his judgement is a little off.

0:28:100:28:13

'A few times, I have to fold the case hand.

0:28:130:28:16

'Still, he plays the part of a loser to perfection.'

0:28:170:28:21

Flush.

0:28:210:28:23

Full house - queens over the aces.

0:28:230:28:26

Fuck!

0:28:260:28:28

Fuck you and your string of boats, OK?

0:28:280:28:31

Hey!

0:28:310:28:34

My uncle says, "If the money's gone, it's time to go".

0:28:350:28:39

So enjoy it, you secret-handshaking assholes!

0:28:390:28:42

Murph! Hey, come back anytime.

0:28:440:28:46

Your money's always good here.

0:28:460:28:49

Good night, see ya next time! >

0:28:490:28:51

You guys, er, wanna keep playin'?

0:28:510:28:54

Was that the last one?

0:28:590:29:03

Yeah, that's it.

0:29:010:29:03

How'd we do? Oh, beautiful!

0:29:080:29:11

Fuckin' assholes, they deserved it!

0:29:110:29:15

All right, 300. That's your cut.

0:29:130:29:15

Thank you very much, boys.

0:29:150:29:19

You were great! When can we do it again?

0:29:170:29:19

-Naw, it was a one-time thing for me.

-Forget it.

0:29:190:29:23

-Er, two weeks.

-Two weeks?

-Yeah.

0:29:230:29:25

OK! OK! Hey, thanks a lot!

0:29:250:29:27

Yeah, thanks.

0:29:270:29:29

Hey, I had to try, right?

0:29:290:29:31

< Bye.

0:29:310:29:33

How'd you know I was comin' back?

0:29:330:29:36

Easy! Who's your favourite actor?

0:29:360:29:38

Clint Eastwood! The Outlaw Josey Wales!

0:29:380:29:41

The Man With No Name. Always doubles back for a friend.

0:29:410:29:45

Hey, we made good time. Wanna get breakfast?

0:29:450:29:48

No, I gotta get home. If she hasn't changed the locks.

0:29:480:29:52

Do me a favour. Give me five minutes. Get me straightened out.

0:29:520:29:56

This ain't Teddy's place or the Ivy Leagues,

0:30:000:30:03

so don't fuck around. Play on your belly.

0:30:030:30:06

(All right, no problem.)

0:30:060:30:08

I got no problem with the way you work,

0:30:120:30:15

but this lot are fast company. They'll spot every move.

0:30:150:30:19

-Tough customers?

-I'm serious.

0:30:190:30:21

You won't just get a finger up your spine.

0:30:210:30:24

OK, I'll play it straight.

0:30:240:30:26

RINGS BELL

0:30:260:30:28

BUZZER SOUNDS

0:30:310:30:33

Michael McDermott!

0:30:360:30:38

-How ya doin', Mikey?

-Good. You?

0:30:390:30:41

I'm good. The computer tried to delete you last week.

0:30:410:30:45

-Oh, yeah?

-But I knew you'd be back.

0:30:450:30:47

I'm not back, I just... Good to see ya.

0:30:470:30:50

Good to see you, too.

0:30:500:30:52

Um, this is Les Murphy. He's like my brother.

0:30:520:30:55

-Call me Worm.

-PHONE RINGS

0:30:550:30:57

Hey, don't wiggle away(!)

0:30:570:30:59

(What's she wearin' the button for?)

0:31:000:31:03

They're wired to the precinct. They're on the payroll.

0:31:030:31:07

What are they playin'?

0:31:110:31:16

20-40 forced rotation. It's the only game goin' now.

0:31:120:31:16

Is that Fat Greggie? The game's that soft?

0:31:160:31:19

Yeah. It's a real live game.

0:31:190:31:22

So, you guys gonna play?

0:31:220:31:24

-Hell, yeah!

-No!

0:31:240:31:26

-You're walking away?

-It's not gonna happen.

0:31:260:31:29

We could cut this room up in an hour!

0:31:290:31:32

All right, run along, then.

0:31:330:31:35

Say hi to her for me.

0:31:350:31:37

(Me, too.)

0:31:370:31:39

I will. Take care of him.

0:31:390:31:42

Jesus! What a fuckin' waste! Can you believe that?

0:31:450:31:49

She's got him by the balls!

0:31:490:31:52

That's not so bad, is it?

0:31:500:31:52

Depends on the grip. Give me 2,000.

0:31:520:31:54

On the finger?

0:31:540:31:59

You heard Mike. He's good for it. Come on.

0:31:560:31:59

I'll gonna triple that, princess!

0:31:590:32:01

OK.

0:32:010:32:02

Hey!

0:32:210:32:23

Reunion run a little late?

0:32:230:32:25

I was gonna call, but I didn't wanna wake you.

0:32:250:32:28

It's OK. I wasn't sleeping.

0:32:280:32:30

Why don't you change? We'll get a cab.

0:32:300:32:33

(All right.)

0:32:330:32:35

Um, go ahead. I'm gonna jump in the shower.

0:32:350:32:38

If I miss some of the meeting, just cover for me.

0:32:380:32:42

Hey.

0:32:500:32:52

At least give me a story.

0:32:520:32:54

I mean...tell me you were drinking till you threw up.

0:32:540:32:58

Tell me you were getting lap dances.

0:32:580:33:01

Just...give me something.

0:33:010:33:03

I was entertaining Worm. I mean...

0:33:030:33:05

least I can do for the guy.

0:33:050:33:07

So, you were nowhere near a card game?

0:33:070:33:10

Sweetie...!

0:33:100:33:13

I'm asking you a question.

0:33:110:33:13

I'm just...

0:33:130:33:18

No, I was nowhere near a card game. All right?

0:33:140:33:18

All right. I'll wait for you.

0:33:180:33:21

The key is a seamless passing the baton among the team.

0:33:510:33:55

Be respectful to the judges, but not obsequious.

0:33:550:33:58

Make sure to be deferential.

0:33:580:34:02

Gene won't buy deferential.

0:34:000:34:02

Oh, I see. It's Gene, is it?

0:34:020:34:04

There is a reason you're lead counsel, and it's not punctuality!

0:34:040:34:09

Sorry. I couldn't find a cab.

0:34:090:34:12

When opening, stick to the fact pattern.

0:34:120:34:16

Use the right cites - book cites, not Lexis.

0:34:160:34:19

Hi, Jo! Long time.

0:34:190:34:22

Knish! How are you?

0:34:220:34:24

The same.

0:34:240:34:26

I don't mean to interrupt you future magistrates and noblemen,

0:34:260:34:31

but I, er, I need a word.

0:34:310:34:33

Um...

0:34:330:34:37

It's important.

0:34:350:34:37

OK. Er, excuse me. Sorry.

0:34:370:34:39

I'll act as lead counsel.

0:34:430:34:45

It's all right, we were gonna take a break.

0:34:450:34:48

Coffee time!

0:34:480:34:50

INDISTINCT CHATTER

0:34:500:34:52

The guy's a cheat. He always has been.

0:34:530:34:57

He's ruining your reputation with every lousy second he deals.

0:34:570:35:01

Shit! I told him. Anybody see him?

0:35:010:35:04

No. But I heard that snapping sound.

0:35:040:35:06

If I didn't know him, I wouldn't have noticed.

0:35:060:35:10

I saw his mechanic's grip, I knew. Want one?

0:35:100:35:13

No. Did you give him the office?

0:35:130:35:17

I tried, but he looked right through me.

0:35:140:35:17

I'll go get him.

0:35:170:35:21

He's OK. They're at the end of a long session.

0:35:180:35:21

They can't see straight. Come on, I'll buy you a coffee.

0:35:210:35:25

But when Roman and Maurice start, he'll wish he was inside.

0:35:250:35:30

I'm gonna go get him!

0:35:300:35:32

'Amarillo Slim, the greatest proposition gambler,

0:35:330:35:37

'held to his father's maxim.

0:35:370:35:39

'"You can shear a sheep many times, but skin him only once."

0:35:390:35:43

'This is a lesson Worm's never bothered to learn.'

0:35:430:35:47

BOTH SPEAK RUSSIAN

0:35:470:35:49

Hey, guys, English only here, no Russian.

0:35:490:35:52

What are you talking about?

0:35:520:35:58

If you want to see this 7th card, stop speaking sputnik!

0:35:530:35:58

-Calm down.

-He worry we work together.

0:35:580:36:00

I know you're talkin' about pirogies and snow, but cut it out.

0:36:000:36:05

There's the river. Down and dirty.

0:36:050:36:07

You got that ace, but I'll pay for it.

0:36:080:36:11

I got the jacks. Come on.

0:36:120:36:14

-Ace.

-Oh, you got it!

-And six.

0:36:140:36:16

I got sevens, too, though, with my jacks.

0:36:160:36:19

Motherfucker, slow rolling me like that!

0:36:190:36:22

You said just jacks!

0:36:220:36:26

You made me for the sevens, Maurice.

0:36:240:36:26

Fuck!

0:36:260:36:29

Don't be a baby! Jesus!

0:36:270:36:29

-Hey, Maurice. BOTH:

-Hey!

0:36:290:36:31

Here to play? We need new blood.

0:36:310:36:34

They're putting a bracelet on me, and I'm stuck two racks.

0:36:340:36:38

Have a good rest, man. Can I talk to you?

0:36:380:36:40

No way, man, I'm on a roll. It's an emotional game!

0:36:400:36:44

Gotta do it.

0:36:440:36:46

-BOTH SPEAK RUSSIAN:

-I counted them.

0:36:460:36:49

Leave it. It's fine.

0:36:490:36:52

BOTH SPEAK RUSSIAN

0:36:500:36:52

-What's goin' on?

-Where you at?

0:36:560:36:58

I was pumped up eight Gs. I was ready to go on a run!

0:36:580:37:01

-Listen...

-Wait, I want a hot dog.

0:37:010:37:04

You're here minutes, you got a sign on your back!

0:37:040:37:07

That fuckin' Knish rat me out?

0:37:070:37:09

You gotta stop listening to him.

0:37:090:37:12

He doesn't have the balls to play.

0:37:120:37:14

He hasn't had to work in 15 years.

0:37:140:37:16

You don't think he works? Grinding it out on his leather ass?

0:37:160:37:21

I thought so, too. Now I know what real work is.

0:37:210:37:24

Are you even gonna get a job? Or are you gonna print credit cards?

0:37:240:37:28

Are you gonna go away again?

0:37:280:37:34

I wasn't printing, I was distributing. It's different.

0:37:300:37:34

I'm never going back there. Stop worrying, OK?

0:37:340:37:37

Come here.

0:37:380:37:40

I just want you to think long-term. Be smart.

0:37:410:37:44

Every place in Manhattan keeps books.

0:37:440:37:47

Get listed as a mechanic, get the shit kicked outta ya,

0:37:470:37:51

and you won't get a game in New York.

0:37:510:37:53

It's stupid! Bad business!

0:37:530:37:59

This is what I love! You think about the big picture.

0:37:550:37:59

Great! But it's not me.

0:37:590:38:01

I don't play the game straight, then if I lose, I get real work, OK?

0:38:010:38:06

I see a mark, I take him down. That's how I live.

0:38:060:38:09

I know. You taught me the angles, but I haven't got my nose open.

0:38:090:38:13

Ah, come on! Come on!

0:38:130:38:18

I won't preach, but those two aren't rabbits.

0:38:140:38:18

Roman and Maurice are Russian outfit guys.

0:38:180:38:21

Not as bad as KGB, but don't fuck with them.

0:38:210:38:24

With the fake Versace shirts and shit? Jesus!

0:38:240:38:28

You still got time. Just go back in there,

0:38:280:38:31

lose their money back to 'em. Make it look good.

0:38:310:38:34

Catch a run of shitty cards.

0:38:340:38:40

I can't. I got to put some scratch together, get somethin' goin'.

0:38:360:38:40

Go to suburbia, play in a dentist's game.

0:38:400:38:43

Play Swan Meadow golf!

0:38:430:38:48

That's an idea! I'll definitely do that.

0:38:450:38:48

But I can't dump to these guys.

0:38:480:38:51

You got to.

0:38:510:38:53

All right, whatever! Meet me at Stromboli's in half an hour.

0:38:540:38:58

I can't. I have a meeting, then I gotta go to Queens.

0:38:580:39:02

You're a working man. I'll never see you!

0:39:020:39:05

Make it look good. I mean it!

0:39:050:39:08

You know me.

0:39:060:39:08

-So, how'd you do?

-Er, so-so.

0:39:200:39:22

Six thousand, two thousand.

0:39:230:39:25

Oh, hold on. Two more.

0:39:250:39:28

All right, so it's ten grand total.

0:39:280:39:30

We take back two, give you the white meat.

0:39:300:39:33

You know what? Why don't you give me all of it?

0:39:330:39:36

Credit players only take their profit,

0:39:360:39:39

or the juice starts five points a week on Mike.

0:39:390:39:43

Oh. OK, we'll owe ya.

0:39:430:39:45

SHE SIGHS

0:39:460:39:48

Hey! I've been looking all over for you.

0:39:580:40:01

I didn't want to be found.

0:40:010:40:04

Petrovsky waited. They all did.

0:40:040:40:07

Jo, I missed one meeting.

0:40:070:40:12

I don't care about the meeting!

0:40:090:40:12

Do you know why I left early?

0:40:120:40:14

I found that gangster's roll.

0:40:140:40:18

It's not what you think. It's not!

0:40:160:40:18

Who do you think I am? You lie to my face?

0:40:180:40:21

Look, old days, at least you never lied.

0:40:210:40:24

You lost everything, but you never lied.

0:40:240:40:27

It wasn't a real game, it was like whiffle ball.

0:40:280:40:32

-Lose your rent playing it?

-I couldn't lose!

0:40:320:40:35

No, Mike, you can lose!

0:40:350:40:37

I stood by you while you lost everything. I can't do that...

0:40:370:40:41

Why does this still seem like gambling to you?

0:40:410:40:44

Why do the same guys make it to the final at the World Series of poker?

0:40:440:40:49

Are they the luckiest guys in Vegas? It's a skill game!

0:40:490:40:53

Great. So, why'd you lie to me?

0:40:530:40:55

You wouldn't understand.

0:40:550:40:58

Understand what?

0:40:560:40:58

Last night, I sat down at this card table.

0:40:580:41:02

I felt alive for the first time since I got busted at KGB's.

0:41:030:41:07

You said you felt alive for the first time at a card table!

0:41:070:41:11

-But...

-What's that supposed to make me understand?

0:41:110:41:15

HE SIGHS

0:41:210:41:23

MUSIC: "I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

0:41:270:41:31

I heard you was out.

0:41:440:41:46

Hey, fuckin' Grama! How ya doin'?

0:41:460:41:48

You know, I could use you.

0:41:480:41:50

-Yeah?

-I'll need you on the payroll.

0:41:500:41:53

I got some bad news for ya, Worm. I'm out on my own now.

0:41:530:41:57

-Really?

-Yeah.

0:41:570:41:59

Go figure.

0:41:590:42:01

There were a lot of angry, mad people when you went away.

0:42:010:42:05

So I'm putting together a roll...

0:42:050:42:11

A lot of people askin' me for help, askin' me to find you.

0:42:070:42:11

So it got me to thinkin'.

0:42:110:42:15

You're thinkin'? That's big(!)

0:42:120:42:15

Hey, Jesus! Come on, take it easy! God!

0:42:150:42:17

He's a friend of mine(!)

0:42:170:42:20

Hey! Hey! Jesus! Easy, easy, easy, easy! God!

0:42:200:42:23

Get the fuck outta here! Get the fuck out!

0:42:230:42:26

Hey, man, take it easy! Easy!

0:42:260:42:30

Get the fuck outta here!

0:42:280:42:30

OK, here's what I'm thinkin'.

0:42:310:42:33

Instead of owing 15 grand spread out to five guys, you owe 25 to me.

0:42:330:42:38

Where the fuck do you get off?

0:42:380:42:41

Where the fuck do I get off?

0:42:390:42:41

HE GROANS

0:42:410:42:43

This is how it is. 25 grand, and the juice is still runnin'.

0:42:430:42:47

Jesus Christ!

0:42:470:42:49

What you doin'? You were my partner!

0:42:490:42:52

No, no, no. I was your lackey.

0:42:520:42:54

But I learned a few things.

0:42:540:42:56

I, er... consolidated your outstanding debt.

0:42:560:43:00

Where'd you get the scratch for that?

0:43:000:43:03

Been rollin' fags in the village(?)

0:43:030:43:06

Still a wise ass. Unbelievable!

0:43:060:43:08

I went partners with an old friend of yours.

0:43:080:43:11

Teddy KGB backed me.

0:43:110:43:13

Bullshit! Bullshit!

0:43:140:43:16

Teddy's got plenty of goons. Why would he want you?

0:43:200:43:23

Cos as soon as he heard your name, he became real excited.

0:43:230:43:27

What? So, you bought me up, Grama?

0:43:270:43:30

Yeah. Got a real sweet deal. Thirty cents on the dollar.

0:43:300:43:34

There's no faith in you in the business community.

0:43:340:43:37

You're a banker now? Classy!

0:43:370:43:42

I don't have to tell you my collection methods.

0:43:390:43:42

-HE SIGHS

-Oh, God! All right. Look, just take it easy.

0:43:420:43:46

I'll scrape somethin' together.

0:43:460:43:49

-That's what I figured.

-No, no, no, no!

0:43:490:43:52

I'll take what you got on you.

0:43:520:43:54

Here, fine. Have yourself a ball, OK(?)

0:43:540:43:57

HE GASPS

0:44:000:44:02

Goddamn!

0:44:020:44:04

Oh!

0:44:040:44:06

JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS

0:44:100:44:12

INDISTINCT CHATTER

0:44:250:44:27

Mind if I sit?

0:44:310:44:33

Michael!

0:44:330:44:35

Please, please! Sit, sit!

0:44:350:44:37

Nifty trick, the other night.

0:44:400:44:42

Oh!

0:44:420:44:45

That's wonderful!

0:44:430:44:45

Well, thank you.

0:44:450:44:51

Marinacci and the DA were ready to cut cards for your services!

0:44:460:44:51

It was a different trick,

0:44:520:44:54

that disappearing act you pulled at your group's meeting.

0:44:540:44:58

Well, I owe you an explanation.

0:44:580:45:00

No, not to me. I'm sure there's a good reason you left.

0:45:000:45:04

You'll have to work harder, prepare,

0:45:040:45:07

and smooth things out with the others.

0:45:070:45:10

Right. Yeah, OK.

0:45:100:45:12

OK. Well, thanks.

0:45:120:45:14

Stay! Take a drink.

0:45:140:45:17

Jamie? Another glass.

0:45:180:45:21

Sure!

0:45:210:45:23

What are you drinking?

0:45:230:45:26

Gin. Always gin.

0:45:240:45:26

-Here you go.

-Thanks.

-Thank you.

0:45:260:45:28

I know a magician doesn't divulge his secrets, but...

0:45:290:45:33

HE CHUCKLES I'm no magician!

0:45:330:45:35

Well, if it wasn't magic...

0:45:350:45:38

how did you know what everyone held?

0:45:380:45:41

It's a combination of things.

0:45:410:45:43

I was watching when the cards came out.

0:45:430:45:46

That's just an old habit with me. Like breathing.

0:45:460:45:49

You watch the cards?

0:45:490:45:51

And I watch the players reacting to the cards.

0:45:510:45:55

That's how I knew the DA had a pair

0:45:550:45:57

and Judge Kaplar missed the flush.

0:45:570:46:00

I watched their eyes. Their faces tell ya everythin'.

0:46:000:46:04

You watch the man.

0:46:040:46:06

I never knew you had to calculate at cards!

0:46:060:46:09

I mean...my God!

0:46:090:46:11

All right, here's the thing.

0:46:150:46:17

You wanna play premium hands.

0:46:170:46:19

Start with jacks or split. Nines are better wired.

0:46:190:46:23

Three high cards to a flush. If it's good enough to call, raise!

0:46:230:46:27

Tight but aggressive. That's your style, Professor.

0:46:270:46:31

I mean, you gotta think of it as a war.

0:46:310:46:34

You are officially never invited to our game again(!)

0:46:340:46:38

BOTH CHUCKLE

0:46:380:46:40

Put a guy like me in a game like that,

0:46:400:46:42

and cards don't matter. I'll play it blind.

0:46:420:46:45

Michael...

0:46:460:46:48

..may I tell you a story?

0:46:500:46:52

Please.

0:46:520:46:58

For generations, the men of my family have been rabbis.

0:46:530:46:58

In Israel, before that, in Europe.

0:46:580:47:01

It was to be my calling.

0:47:010:47:03

I was quite a prodigy, er, the pride of my yeshiva.

0:47:030:47:07

I had a 40-year-old's understanding of the Midrash by the time I was 12.

0:47:070:47:12

But by the time I was 13...

0:47:130:47:16

..I knew I could never be a rabbi.

0:47:170:47:19

Why not?

0:47:190:47:21

Because for all I understood of the Talmud...

0:47:210:47:25

..I never saw God there.

0:47:260:47:28

You, you couldn't lie to yourself?

0:47:290:47:31

I tried. Oh, I tried like crazy.

0:47:310:47:34

People were counting on me.

0:47:340:47:36

Well, but... yours is a respectable profession.

0:47:360:47:40

Not to my family.

0:47:400:47:42

My parents were destroyed.

0:47:420:47:44

Devastated by my decision.

0:47:440:47:46

My father sent me away...

0:47:470:47:49

to New York...

0:47:490:47:51

to live with distant cousins.

0:47:520:47:55

Eventually, I-I-I found my place,

0:47:550:47:58

my life's work.

0:47:580:48:00

What then?

0:48:020:48:06

Well, I immersed myself fully,

0:48:030:48:06

I learned everything I could about the law.

0:48:060:48:09

I felt deeply inside that it was what I was born to do.

0:48:090:48:13

Did your parents get over it?

0:48:160:48:18

No. I always hoped that I would find...

0:48:180:48:22

some way to change their minds, but...

0:48:220:48:25

..they were inconsolable.

0:48:290:48:32

My father never spoke to me again.

0:48:330:48:35

If you had to do it over again...

0:48:390:48:42

..would you make the same choices?

0:48:430:48:45

What choice?

0:48:470:48:50

The last thing I took away from the yeshiva is this -

0:48:520:48:56

we can't run from who we are.

0:48:580:49:00

Our destiny chooses us.

0:49:020:49:05

Hey, L-Chaim!

0:49:080:49:11

SIRENS WAIL

0:49:180:49:20

Hey!

0:49:310:49:34

Where you been? I'm freezin'!

0:49:320:49:34

What happened?

0:49:340:49:37

I ran into a door. Don't worry.

0:49:350:49:37

What happened?

0:49:370:49:42

She crossed her legs too fast! Mind your own business!

0:49:380:49:42

You comin' up?

0:49:420:49:45

No, I've been waitin' to say hi!

0:49:430:49:45

Things haven't been smooth at home, so tone it down a little.

0:49:450:49:50

Tone down what, motherfucker(?)

0:49:500:49:53

Great(!) Never mind.

0:49:520:49:53

When you're rich, can you get an elevator?

0:49:580:50:01

Shut up!

0:50:010:50:04

What? Did you get robbed?

0:50:060:50:08

Um...not exactly.

0:50:080:50:11

Wait, wait, wait. Did she split on you?

0:50:120:50:15

Oh, God!

0:50:160:50:19

Oh, my God! Mike, she made off with your sheets.

0:50:200:50:24

She'd be a good card player - know when to release a shitty hand.

0:50:240:50:28

Oh, come on, Mike, forget that.

0:50:280:50:31

She's wrapped too tight for living.

0:50:310:50:33

No, she was a good...

0:50:330:50:35

I knew it! I fuckin' knew it!

0:50:350:50:37

It's depressing! You know, you can't trust 'em at all!

0:50:420:50:46

You domesticated yourself for this girl.

0:50:460:50:49

Took yourself out of life and walked the line!

0:50:490:50:53

The minute you want some back, she walks out!

0:50:530:50:56

It's like the saying says, you know?

0:50:560:50:59

In the poker game of life, women are the rake.

0:50:590:51:02

They are the fuckin' rake!

0:51:030:51:05

What the fuck are you talkin' about? What saying?

0:51:050:51:09

I don't know.

0:51:100:51:12

There oughtta be one.

0:51:130:51:15

Know what cheers me up when I feel shitty?

0:51:170:51:21

(What?)

0:51:210:51:24

Rolled-up aces over kings.

0:51:220:51:24

Is that right?

0:51:270:51:33

Yeah. Check-raising stupid tourists and taking huge pots off 'em!

0:51:290:51:33

Oh, yeah?

0:51:330:51:38

Stacks and towers of checks I can't even see over.

0:51:340:51:38

Playin' all night, high-limit Hold 'Em at the Taj,

0:51:380:51:42

where the sand turns to gold.

0:51:420:51:44

Fuck it! Let's go!

0:51:440:51:46

Don't tease me.

0:51:480:51:51

Let's play some fuckin' cards!

0:51:490:51:51

'The poker room at the Mirage in Vegas

0:52:030:52:05

'is the centre of the universe.

0:52:050:52:08

'Doyle Brunson, all the legends consider it their office.

0:52:080:52:12

'Every few days, a millionaire tries to beat a champion.

0:52:120:52:17

'They go home with just a story.

0:52:170:52:19

'Here, millionaires are scarce.

0:52:190:52:21

'But there's plenty of money to be won.

0:52:210:52:24

'Weekends, you can't get a game

0:52:240:52:26

'cos the rounders take care of the tourists.'

0:52:260:52:30

Hey! Warm up a seat for me. I'll catch up with ya.

0:52:300:52:33

What?

0:52:330:52:38

Look, I got certain needs I gotta attend to, OK? I'm overdue!

0:52:340:52:38

Good! I was startin' to wonder!

0:52:380:52:40

I thought the boys upstate brought a few changes in you.

0:52:400:52:44

Hey! In your dreams, lover(!)

0:52:440:52:47

INDISTINCT CHATTER

0:52:510:52:53

-Hey, Mikey!

-Hey!

-Hey, Mike.

0:52:530:52:57

This is beautiful! Welcome to The Chesterfield South!

0:52:570:53:01

-Changing five hundred.

->

0:53:010:53:05

Come all the way just to see your mugs!

0:53:020:53:05

Twice in one week.

0:53:050:53:07

For a guy who don't play, you're here a lot!

0:53:070:53:10

This is what I like to see - Mike where he belongs.

0:53:100:53:14

Here with the scumbags, draggin' the occasional pot.

0:53:140:53:18

Occasional? My ex-wife occasionally dated other men(!)

0:53:180:53:22

Forget her, Face.

0:53:220:53:23

I was gonna try and make some real money,

0:53:230:53:26

but in honour of Mike's return, I'll sit with you all for awhile.

0:53:260:53:31

Don't do us any favours. They're going to the board for these seats.

0:53:310:53:35

-Bet it.

-I raise.

->

0:53:350:53:38

If we wanted each other's rolls, we could've stayed home.

0:53:380:53:42

'These two have no idea what they're walking into.'

0:53:440:53:48

'Here for fun, they think, why not try poker?'

0:53:490:53:53

'How different can it be from the home games they play?'

0:53:540:53:58

'All the luck in the world won't change things for these guys.

0:54:000:54:05

'They're simply overmatched.

0:54:050:54:08

'We're not playing together,

0:54:080:54:10

'but we're not against each other, either.

0:54:100:54:13

'It's like the nature channel.

0:54:130:54:16

'Piranhas don't eat each other.'

0:54:160:54:18

'They wear their tells like signs around their necks.

0:54:250:54:29

'Facial ticks, nervous fingers,

0:54:290:54:31

'a hand over a mouth, the way a cigarette is smoked.

0:54:310:54:35

'Little unconscious gestures reveal the cards in their hands.

0:54:350:54:39

'We catch everything.

0:54:390:54:42

'A fish acts strong, he's bluffing. Meek, he's got a hand.

0:54:420:54:46

'It's that simple.'

0:54:460:54:48

How are ya, you workaholics?

0:54:530:54:56

Good to see ya. Glad you're out.

0:54:560:54:58

Number's changed. A lot of games on, so you'll need it.

0:54:580:55:02

I'll give you a ring.

0:55:020:55:07

They allow people like you in these places?

0:55:030:55:07

When you get yourself a job, you can be my PO. How about that?

0:55:070:55:11

Now, let's get started, shall we?

0:55:130:55:15

You can't take chips from another player at the table.

0:55:150:55:19

We all know each other, and we're friends. Do you have a problem?

0:55:190:55:24

It's all right!

0:55:240:55:27

Sir, you have to buy 'em from me.

0:55:250:55:27

Fuck this! Can we go get somethin' to eat?

0:55:290:55:32

-I got comped at the noodle bar.

-Yeah.

0:55:320:55:35

I wanna talk to you.

0:55:350:55:39

Look who's treatin' to a free meal(!)

0:55:360:55:39

Don't let him fuck up your head more than it is, Mikey.

0:55:390:55:43

Keep grinding out rent money. It's noble work(!)

0:55:430:55:46

So, hey, Nick the Greek, um...

0:55:460:55:49

what's with kitin' my checks?

0:55:490:55:51

I'm on empty, that's why.

0:55:520:55:54

You're tapped again? How much was the hooker?

0:55:540:55:58

Mike, please!

0:55:580:56:00

Relaxation therapist, OK?

0:56:000:56:02

It's not where it went.

0:56:030:56:05

Wait a minute! It went to Roman and Maurice?

0:56:050:56:08

You didn't have to give it all back.

0:56:080:56:11

Take a little money for your time.

0:56:110:56:13

That's not where it went, either.

0:56:130:56:16

-I ran into Grama tonight.

-Yeah?

0:56:170:56:19

He took everythin' I had.

0:56:190:56:21

You're kiddin' me, hm? Who's he workin' for?

0:56:210:56:25

He's sort of, he's sort of out on his own.

0:56:250:56:28

Grama went around, bought up all my debt.

0:56:280:56:31

That turncoat motherfucker!

0:56:310:56:33

You kiddin'? What do you owe him?

0:56:330:56:35

I don't know. By his crazy fuckin' gorilla maths, like... 15.

0:56:360:56:41

-Fifteen?

-Yeah!

0:56:410:56:43

Fifteen?

0:56:430:56:47

The juice has been runnin' the entire time on my ten.

0:56:440:56:47

Why didn't you tell me that, man?

0:56:470:56:50

I could've paid that off. I had the money!

0:56:500:56:52

I won't sit in the can and have my friend pay my debt!

0:56:520:56:56

I'm not a leech, all right?

0:56:560:56:58

We can help each other. That's why we're here.

0:56:580:57:01

That's why we gotta get in the bigger game!

0:57:010:57:04

All right, I'll help you, man.

0:57:040:57:06

Yeah?

0:57:060:57:10

Fuck him! We'll figure it out.

0:57:070:57:10

How long should we wait, Abe?

0:57:140:57:16

Let's wait five minutes, then choose another lead counsel.

0:57:160:57:21

Here he comes.

0:57:250:57:27

Mr McDermott. Perhaps we can begin now?

0:57:280:57:33

Sir, sorry I'm late.

0:57:330:57:35

Slater versus New York State Higher Education Services.

0:57:360:57:40

The facts have been stipulated, briefs have been read.

0:57:400:57:44

Lead counsel for plaintiff, Mr McDermott.

0:57:440:57:47

Please proceed with oral arguments now.

0:57:490:57:52

If that is convenient for you?

0:57:520:57:54

Yes, it is. Again, I'm sorry, er, that I'm late.

0:57:570:58:00

Um... I think clearly the, er...

0:58:020:58:05

the case which controls the issue at bar

0:58:050:58:09

would be, er, Texas versus Johnson.

0:58:090:58:11

Texas versus Johnson?

0:58:110:58:15

Mr McDermott, that is a Supreme Court free-speech case

0:58:150:58:18

that has no bearing in the premises.

0:58:180:58:21

Each group was apprised to ignore that aspect of this matter

0:58:210:58:26

and focus on de facto segregation.

0:58:260:58:29

Right. Um, well...

0:58:300:58:32

Mr McDermott was unreachable. I'll take over if it pleases you.

0:58:320:58:37

Someone saying something meaningful would please us.

0:58:370:58:41

This is a clear case of gerrymandering.

0:58:420:58:45

Impacting children in a district separating students by race.

0:58:450:58:49

Although not dispositive, the student body is more than 99% white.

0:58:490:58:54

Well, that was impressive(!)

0:58:540:58:56

Usually, you have to know something about a case!

0:58:560:59:00

Guys...what, what can I say?

0:59:000:59:03

It worked out great for me. I think I impressed Marinacci.

0:59:030:59:07

Jo?

0:59:070:59:09

Jo? Jo!

0:59:100:59:12

-What?

-We're not gonna talk?

0:59:120:59:14

You left me pretty quick there.

0:59:140:59:16

You make it sound like my decision.

0:59:160:59:22

Well, it wasn't mine! I came home and you were gone.

0:59:180:59:22

You just gonna drop me like that?

0:59:220:59:26

I learnt it from you, Mike.

0:59:240:59:26

You told me this was the rule -

0:59:260:59:28

throw in your cards the moment you know they can't win.

0:59:280:59:32

Fold the hand.

0:59:320:59:37

This is us we're talkin' about, not poker!

0:59:340:59:37

I know exactly what we're talking about.

0:59:380:59:41

So, that's the last of it, then?

0:59:450:59:48

(Yeah.)

0:59:500:59:52

I'd say good luck, but I know it's not about luck in your game.

1:00:011:00:06

'Eric Seidel cannot win this hand, and yet he doesn't know it.

1:00:141:00:18

'Chan is trying to sucker him in...

1:00:181:00:20

'by taking his time.

1:00:201:00:23

'Oh, look at that look of the defending champ!

1:00:231:00:27

'And now 5th Street! A six of diamonds! No help!

1:00:271:00:30

'Johnny Chan has a queen-high straight.

1:00:301:00:34

'Will Eric Seidel fall for the bait?

1:00:341:00:37

'Yes, he's going all in, and Chan has him!

1:00:371:00:41

'Johnny Chan, the master.'

1:00:411:00:43

'Yes, he's going all in, and Chan has him!'

1:00:461:00:48

BUZZER SOUNDS

1:00:481:00:50

Hello?

1:00:501:00:56

Oh, hey, Mike, it's Petra. Can I come up?

1:00:521:00:56

'Yeah. I'll buzz you in.'

1:00:561:00:58

BUZZER SOUNDS

1:00:581:01:00

'That's the important thing with Hold 'Em.

1:01:021:01:05

'You're never out until your chips are gone...'

1:01:051:01:09

Hey! How ya doin'?

1:01:101:01:12

Good.

1:01:121:01:14

I haven't seen the place in a while.

1:01:161:01:19

It looks about the same.

1:01:201:01:22

You want some, um, you want some Scotch?

1:01:231:01:26

No, I'm fine.

1:01:261:01:28

Wow! '88 World Series, huh?

1:01:281:01:31

Johnny Chan flops the nut straight

1:01:321:01:34

and has the discipline to wait him out.

1:01:341:01:37

He knows Seidel's gonna bluff at it.

1:01:371:01:39

Johnny fuckin' Chan.

1:01:391:01:42

'Chan is trying to sucker him in... by taking his time.'

1:01:421:01:46

Look at the control. Look at that fuck!

1:01:461:01:49

Knows his man well enough to check it all the way

1:01:491:01:52

and risk winnin' nothin' with those cards. He owns him.

1:01:521:01:57

'Will Eric Seidel fall for the bait?

1:01:571:01:59

'Yes, he's going all in, and Chan has him!'

1:01:591:02:03

Mm, poor Seidel. Kid doesn't know what hit him.

1:02:031:02:06

I know what that feels like.

1:02:061:02:09

A locomotive running through your stomach.

1:02:101:02:13

You feel gut-shot. You didn't come to talk about this.

1:02:131:02:17

What's goin' on?

1:02:171:02:19

Tomorrow's a week.

1:02:211:02:23

A week of what?

1:02:241:02:26

First two thousand you owe The Chesterfield.

1:02:261:02:29

Oh, er... Worm!

1:02:291:02:31

Yeah, it's weird. He won eight grand.

1:02:311:02:34

Why go on the line behind another two?

1:02:341:02:36

So, he took about eight off, er, Roman and Maurice?

1:02:361:02:40

Yeah. Yeah. He comes in after you leave,

1:02:401:02:44

sits for like, er, 20 minutes,

1:02:441:02:46

cashes out for the full amount.

1:02:461:02:48

Maurice hasn't been back. He's playin' 'cross the street.

1:02:491:02:53

But, er... Worm's been around plenty.

1:02:531:02:56

He's run you up seven grand.

1:02:571:02:59

Yeah. Do me a favour and just put him on his own.

1:03:011:03:05

Yeah?

1:03:051:03:10

Yeah, cut him off! Um, I tell ya, I got a thousand.

1:03:061:03:10

I got a thou. That's, you know...

1:03:101:03:12

I'm just comin' back, so...

1:03:121:03:15

Thanks for makin' it easy, Mike.

1:03:151:03:17

Oh, yeah, yeah.

1:03:171:03:20

I'm...er, I'm sorry to be back here for this reason.

1:03:211:03:24

Don't worry about it!

1:03:241:03:28

No, I-I like being here.

1:03:261:03:28

It's good to see you, Mike.

1:03:281:03:30

-No, no, no!

-I could stay.

1:03:341:03:36

I tell ya, I'll, um, I'll come, I'll see ya at the club.

1:03:361:03:40

-I'll come by this weekend.

-(Yeah.)

1:03:401:03:43

I know you're in here!

1:04:221:04:24

Mike?

1:04:291:04:31

Hey, I thought you were the janitor, man!

1:04:311:04:34

It's a good thing Grama doesn't know you like I do.

1:04:341:04:38

I'll play ya a horse. 50 a letter.

1:04:381:04:40

When I win, you gonna give me back my money?

1:04:401:04:44

Oh, oh, easy! Relax! Don't wing it.

1:04:441:04:46

Just step and throw, you know?

1:04:461:04:48

You need to work on your accuracy.

1:04:541:04:59

Stop fuckin' around for five goddamn minutes!

1:04:551:04:59

Jesus! My old man just walked in the door.

1:04:591:05:02

I should beat the shit outta ya like he used to.

1:05:021:05:05

Remember when we found this place?

1:05:081:05:10

Yeah, I remember when we found this place.

1:05:111:05:14

You were hidin' out from Tommy cos he was gonna pound you.

1:05:141:05:19

Now, what did I ever do to him?

1:05:191:05:23

You fucked his mother.

1:05:211:05:23

Yeah, but she was a good-lookin' older woman.

1:05:241:05:27

You spent a year hidin' from that sick fuck.

1:05:271:05:30

Then he pissed off the wrong guy, who dropped a trash can on his head!

1:05:301:05:35

Those were wild times! You were there!

1:05:351:05:38

Nothing's changed! You hid from your troubles then, you still do!

1:05:381:05:43

I like to hide! It's part of the fun.

1:05:431:05:45

I don't like running solo. I used to have a running partner!

1:05:451:05:49

Back then, if we got caught,

1:05:491:05:52

we'd catch a beating or get expelled.

1:05:521:05:55

But you're fixin' to go down hard. It's like you want to!

1:05:561:06:00

Stop worrying so much about me.

1:06:001:06:02

A garbage can won't drop on my head!

1:06:021:06:05

No, you'll get out of the way. It'll land on me.

1:06:051:06:08

I'll see ya.

1:06:081:06:11

Come on, Mike! Hey! Hey! Come on! Come on!

1:06:141:06:17

I'm sorry about the money. I should've told ya.

1:06:191:06:22

Just... it's fuckin' embarrassing, all right?

1:06:241:06:27

-HE SIGHS

-I-I'm in a big fuckin' hole,

1:06:271:06:30

I need to get goin'. I gotta get started.

1:06:301:06:33

And?

1:06:331:06:35

I won't lie. There's been some reversals.

1:06:351:06:38

Some reversals. How much money do you have?

1:06:381:06:41

Nine hundred.

1:06:411:06:43

I caught a frozen wave of cards!

1:06:431:06:46

I'm getting you out of hock, I'm seven grand in.

1:06:461:06:49

I know, man. I was really, I was really up big.

1:06:491:06:53

I was, I was cruisin' along,

1:06:531:06:55

I tried to beat the game at The Horseshoe.

1:06:551:06:58

That place is a mitt joint!

1:06:581:07:04

It was, ouch! I'm stupid! I thought I'd neutralise them.

1:07:001:07:04

You're jammin' me up here. Seven grand!

1:07:041:07:07

(I know.)

1:07:081:07:11

That's it. I can't go any deeper!

1:07:091:07:11

I understand. It's OK.

1:07:111:07:15

You gotta square things with Grama.

1:07:121:07:15

No way! I'm not talkin' to that fuckin' Judas!

1:07:151:07:18

You think there's any other way?

1:07:181:07:20

'I know the reasons I shouldn't be here.

1:07:241:07:27

'But sometimes, reasons don't matter.

1:07:271:07:30

'No-one's stood up for Worm.

1:07:301:07:32

'The guy's been kicked around his whole life.'

1:07:321:07:36

KNOCKS ON DOOR

1:07:361:07:38

'He's not the same guy he was when he went away,

1:07:381:07:41

'but I can't give up on him that easy.

1:07:411:07:44

'I'm all he's got.'

1:07:441:07:46

Oh, what the hell?

1:07:461:07:48

-Hi, boys.

-Hi.

1:07:511:07:53

You cops? You look like cops.

1:07:541:07:56

We're not cops.

1:07:561:08:00

You want a twirl, then?

1:07:581:08:00

No, no, we're here to see Grama.

1:08:001:08:03

(Jesus!)

1:08:071:08:09

You sure about this?

1:08:111:08:13

No, it's all right. Just... let me do the talking, all right?

1:08:131:08:17

Hey, Grama. Long time.

1:08:221:08:25

Mike.

1:08:251:08:27

Worm! It's good you came. Smart thinkin'.

1:08:271:08:30

Did you bring him to help carry all my money?

1:08:311:08:34

There's no money today.

1:08:341:08:38

No money? There's gotta be some money.

1:08:351:08:38

Come on. Get outta here.

1:08:381:08:40

He's not kiddin'. I got nothin'!

1:08:431:08:45

You owe 25. I'll take the rest in five days.

1:08:451:08:48

Five grand in a week. You keep the juice at...

1:08:481:08:51

(Ssh! Quiet!) You gotta catch 'em in the act.

1:08:511:08:55

WHIMPERS

1:08:581:09:01

Get in your hole, you bitch!

1:08:591:09:01

(Jesus Christ!)

1:09:011:09:04

That fuckin' dog!

1:09:021:09:04

If you let 'em get away, they think they own the place.

1:09:041:09:08

-HE SIGHS

-So, where were we?

1:09:081:09:12

Five grand. In a week.

1:09:101:09:12

Hey, come on, Grama, we wanna square this thing.

1:09:121:09:16

But three days, that's impossible.

1:09:161:09:18

We know you're the man. Think of it as a business decision.

1:09:181:09:22

He just got out. Let's put him on a plan.

1:09:221:09:25

No! This isn't The Money Store.

1:09:251:09:27

I don't negotiate. I tell you how it works.

1:09:271:09:30

All right. Well, then, I'm askin'.

1:09:301:09:33

So, you're lookin' for a little grace? Some charity?

1:09:341:09:38

I need your charity like I need your cock in my ass!

1:09:381:09:41

Hey, shut the fuck up!

1:09:411:09:46

No, it's too fuckin' late for him to shut up!

1:09:421:09:46

Hey! Listen! He's good for it!

1:09:461:09:50

If you think that, it's on you, too!

1:09:471:09:50

Then it's on me, too.

1:09:501:09:54

Fifteen large, five days, or I break things!

1:09:511:09:54

I hear you.

1:09:541:09:57

Get the fuck outta here!

1:09:551:09:57

Piece of shit!

1:09:571:09:59

What the hell are you doin'?

1:10:001:10:03

I'm not going down on my knees!

1:10:011:10:03

All I said is keep your mouth shut for five seconds!

1:10:031:10:07

-I'm sorry, man.

-Goddamn it!

1:10:081:10:10

That's it, man. I'm really sunk now.

1:10:101:10:13

15 grand in 5 days, I can do that.

1:10:131:10:15

I've gone on rushes like that.

1:10:151:10:17

Under optimum conditions with a bankroll, maybe. But...

1:10:171:10:21

What you got on you?

1:10:211:10:24

I've got, like, 350.

1:10:221:10:24

We might as well play the fuckin' Lotto!

1:10:241:10:27

You find the games, scout 'em out. I sit, I mop 'em up.

1:10:271:10:31

We'd have a shot at this if we did our thing.

1:10:311:10:34

No, I'm not gonna do that. I'm gonna do this straight up!

1:10:341:10:38

-Fuck, man!

-I mean it!

1:10:381:10:40

Where do you wanna start?

1:10:401:10:44

There's a 30-60 at The Chesterfield.

1:10:411:10:44

Listen! There's the 4am in Woodside, the Greeks.

1:10:441:10:47

There's a game in Jersey. I know a guy who can get us in.

1:10:471:10:51

-That's four.

-A cigar shop in Brooklyn - easy.

1:10:511:10:54

-The golf pro game in Riverdale.

-Yeah, that's good!

1:10:541:10:58

-Sure you're up for this?

-I'm up for this!

1:10:581:11:01

Bet 80.

1:11:011:11:04

Call ya.

1:11:021:11:04

I bet the full amount.

1:11:101:11:12

The full amount, huh? Let me look at you here.

1:11:121:11:15

No, you didn't do it. I'll raise.

1:11:181:11:20

-I don't know.

-Ace bets 50.

1:11:321:11:34

I kinda like the Rabusto. Nice nutty finish.

1:11:341:11:38

I love the Cameroon wrapper on this baby. Nice and oily.

1:11:391:11:44

I'll call.

1:11:441:11:46

What d'ya got?

1:11:471:11:50

What's known as the wheel.

1:11:481:11:50

It's got earthy tones, a smooth draw,

1:11:501:11:53

enough kick to win me the high and low.

1:11:531:11:56

Call.

1:11:561:11:58

Trip aces.

1:11:581:12:00

I-I only got a pair.

1:12:001:12:02

Jacks.

1:12:021:12:07

Does he look like a man beaten by jacks?

1:12:041:12:07

Jacks are a monster compared to the crap you play!

1:12:071:12:11

Ah, fuck you! Fuck you!

1:12:111:12:15

Fuck me? Fuck you!

1:12:131:12:15

It's only money.

1:12:151:12:17

I bet.

1:12:171:12:21

Let's get some in there. Make it five.

1:12:181:12:21

You're raisin' me 300, kid?

1:12:211:12:24

I call your 300. How much is in there?

1:12:251:12:28

About 1,500.

1:12:281:12:31

1,500?

1:12:291:12:31

Here's 1,000, there's 500.

1:12:311:12:34

I bet ya the pot limit, kiddo.

1:12:341:12:38

Are you sure on that, Goldie?

1:12:361:12:38

Leave somethin' for your daughter's ridin' lessons.

1:12:381:12:42

There's a lot more where that came from.

1:12:421:12:45

Take it down.

1:12:471:12:52

I got shit! Look at this, I bluffed the big ringer!

1:12:481:12:52

You're a master thespian(!)

1:12:521:12:54

Let's go! Come on, we're done!

1:12:541:12:57

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, anybody.

1:12:571:13:00

Thanks a lot(!) Buy real jewellery, cheap bastard!

1:13:001:13:03

Unbelievable!

1:13:031:13:05

-What was that?

-I didn't have it.

1:13:051:13:07

You didn't have it? What does that mean?

1:13:071:13:10

You had to have it to take a pot off him?

1:13:101:13:13

A kid woulda played back...

1:13:131:13:17

I was waiting him out. I was gonna take him.

1:13:141:13:17

You know what? We don't have time!

1:13:171:13:19

He was papier mache. Make strong moves!

1:13:191:13:22

The move was folding! I can't lose what I don't put down.

1:13:221:13:26

Oh, Jesus! Fuck that! We needed that pot!

1:13:261:13:29

What are we up to?

1:13:291:13:31

That's like seven. Seven.

1:13:351:13:37

With that pot you just dumped, we woulda had ten!

1:13:371:13:41

Look at you. One 64-hour session, you need a nap.

1:13:411:13:44

I don't have time for a nap!

1:13:441:13:49

No, we don't. Come on, I know what you need.

1:13:461:13:49

I got just the place for you.

1:13:491:13:52

Fuck!

1:13:501:13:52

MUSIC: "Strada de Bosco" by Mario Napoletano

1:13:521:13:56

I feel like I'm gonna get whacked sittin' here like this.

1:14:011:14:05

We got 7,300.

1:14:071:14:09

We gotta double that in two days.

1:14:091:14:12

We'll get close. If we come up a little short, Grama's...

1:14:131:14:16

If we come up short, Grama will shoot us and bury us in a hole.

1:14:161:14:21

I know this game up in Binghampton.

1:14:231:14:26

In Binghampton?

1:14:261:14:30

Yeah, yeah. It's like 16 or 17 guys.

1:14:271:14:30

Two full tables. All municipal workers.

1:14:301:14:33

They play when they get their pay cheques. It's very fat.

1:14:331:14:37

You sure? Binghampton's five hours each way.

1:14:371:14:40

Yeah. Well... I figure there's 15 or 20 grand in that room.

1:14:401:14:45

If we get even half of that... we're home.

1:14:451:14:48

Lead me to it.

1:14:481:14:50

MIKE GROANS

1:14:581:15:00

Municipal workers, huh?

1:15:011:15:03

What? These guys work for the city!

1:15:031:15:08

They work for the state, you idiot!

1:15:051:15:08

Oh, this is just stupid!

1:15:091:15:11

Look...we're here, OK?

1:15:111:15:13

I mean, got any better ideas?

1:15:131:15:18

How am I supposed to get in this game?

1:15:151:15:18

Easy! When I was inside, I was dumpin' money to guards.

1:15:181:15:22

This one guy, Pete Frye, I lost, like, ten grand over 18 months.

1:15:221:15:26

He thinks I'm a total fish.

1:15:261:15:28

He said if I want a game, look up his nephew.

1:15:281:15:31

You go in there, you ask for Sean Frye, you're in.

1:15:311:15:35

These guys are total suckers!

1:15:351:15:37

All right. Gimme eight hours. Come back at 7:00, 7:30.

1:15:391:15:43

What am I gonna do? Why don't I come in, sit for a while?

1:15:431:15:47

No! No, not a chance!

1:15:471:15:50

I'll play straight!

1:15:501:15:52

Fine. You go in there, I'll be back in eight hours!

1:15:521:15:56

Ah, Jesus! All right, all right.

1:15:581:16:01

I'll find a fuckin' bowling alley. I don't know!

1:16:011:16:05

INDISTINCT CHATTER

1:16:051:16:07

Excuse me.

1:16:091:16:11

May I help you?

1:16:111:16:14

I'm looking for Sean Frye.

1:16:121:16:14

Right over there in that cap.

1:16:171:16:19

Thanks.

1:16:191:16:21

Let's go.

1:16:271:16:28

-Sean Frye?

-That's right.

1:16:281:16:30

Uncle Pete told me to come by if I was around here.

1:16:301:16:34

You one of his students?

1:16:341:16:36

Oh, no, no, no, no, no! I-I wasn't inside.

1:16:381:16:42

You know him from huntin'?

1:16:421:16:44

Yeah! I met him over at, er... he took me for a grand at the lodge.

1:16:441:16:49

Well, that's the buy-in here.

1:16:491:16:51

We play 20-40 stud. Grab a seat.

1:16:511:16:53

Great!

1:16:531:16:55

All right, last one.

1:17:021:17:04

-How ya doin'? I'm Mike.

-Vitter.

1:17:041:17:06

-Osborne.

-This is Whitley.

1:17:061:17:09

Bet forty.

1:17:091:17:11

Back at ya.

1:17:111:17:13

All right, you and me, Mike.

1:17:141:17:16

Another forty.

1:17:171:17:19

He's ridin' it. Forty it is.

1:17:201:17:22

Flush.

1:17:231:17:25

'Generally, the nicer the guy, the poorer the card player.

1:17:251:17:30

'These guys, despite being cops, are sweethearts.'

1:17:301:17:34

'I'm right on schedule. Up 4,200.

1:17:351:17:37

'The morning can't get here soon enough.'

1:17:371:17:40

Holy shit, that's a hell of an elk! It's beautiful!

1:17:411:17:45

Ain't that a beauty? Hey, fellas!

1:17:451:17:47

ALL: Hey, Bear!

1:17:471:17:52

I met this guy down at the alley. He likes to play cards.

1:17:481:17:52

-You've come to the right place!

->

1:17:521:17:54

This is Whitley. This guy's name is Mike.

1:17:541:17:58

-Mike, how are ya?

-This is Vitter.

1:17:581:18:00

Les Murphy. What you playin'?

1:18:001:18:02

-20-40 stud.

-OK, deal me in!

1:18:021:18:04

-All right, your money's good here.

->

1:18:041:18:07

-Give the boy some chips!

->

1:18:071:18:09

All right, everybody in.

1:18:131:18:15

Here they come. Let's play some cards.

1:18:211:18:24

Ace-high bets.

1:18:341:18:37

Well, I like what I have.

1:18:351:18:37

The bet is 20.

1:18:371:18:39

I know that look. I'm gonna fold!

1:18:391:18:42

-HE SIGHS

-I fold, too.

1:18:431:18:45

-I'm with you.

-I'll take it.

1:18:451:18:47

-Ready?

-ALL: Yes, sir.

1:18:481:18:50

Fourth Street.

1:18:501:18:52

-<

-Another 20.

1:18:551:18:57

-<

-Raise you.

1:18:581:19:00

-<

-I'm in!

1:19:001:19:04

Wow! Wow! A lot of action.

1:19:011:19:04

Lot...of...action!

1:19:041:19:07

-I got a flush.

->

1:19:111:19:13

INDISTINCT CHATTER

1:19:131:19:15

Jesus! Who wants more? I'm in.

1:19:181:19:20

I'm in.

1:19:201:19:25

Stageing a late-night comeback here.

1:19:221:19:25

Late-night rally.

1:19:261:19:29

OK? Just to, just to warn ya.

1:19:291:19:32

Ace-high bets.

1:19:341:19:36

-Er, ace checks. <

-Check.

1:19:391:19:42

Check on an ace? All right. I'll check.

1:19:421:19:44

-Check!

-Check!

-Check!

1:19:441:19:46

Free card. Let's go. Fourth Street...

1:19:461:19:49

-Hold on there!

-Whoa! Easy! Easy!

1:19:491:19:51

-Gimme the deck!

-What is it?

1:19:511:19:53

-Relax, man!

-We got a road gang here.

1:19:531:19:56

A what? What are you...? What?

1:19:561:20:00

What's going on here, Stu?

1:20:001:20:05

This son of a bitch is base dealing. Caught a hanger, Sarge.

1:20:011:20:05

What? A hanger? What are you sayin'?

1:20:051:20:08

You're dealing off the bottom.

1:20:081:20:10

Oh, God! Come on, guys! Jesus!

1:20:101:20:13

-What did he give him?

-To me?

1:20:131:20:15

-Seven of hearts.

-You boys professionals?

1:20:151:20:18

Hey, no! Listen, I was winnin' before he got here!

1:20:181:20:22

-OK, OK.

-Let the cards do the talkin'.

1:20:221:20:24

See if a seven helps you. Turn the cards.

1:20:241:20:28

What? Hey, come on, it's three of a kind!

1:20:281:20:31

-You dealt Ozzie three...

-Shut up!

1:20:311:20:34

(It's three of a kind!)

1:20:341:20:36

One last thing. Stu?

1:20:361:20:38

Scumbag!

1:20:401:20:45

Hey, take it easy! Aren't you gonna read us our rights?

1:20:411:20:45

Here's your fuckin' rights!

1:20:451:20:47

INDISTINCT SHOUTING

1:20:471:20:49

Get the fuck outta here, cocksuckers!

1:21:051:21:08

Shit!

1:21:081:21:10

Ah, Jesus!

1:21:111:21:13

HE PANTS

1:21:131:21:15

Worm?

1:21:151:21:17

Worm?

1:21:201:21:22

Hey... Les!

1:21:231:21:25

HE PANTS Hey!

1:21:251:21:28

Hey, you all right?

1:21:281:21:30

-WEAKLY:

-Mike?

1:21:311:21:34

Yeah?

1:21:321:21:34

You should've played those kings.

1:21:361:21:40

Oh, you're an asshole!

1:21:381:21:40

-HE GROANS

-I know.

1:21:401:21:42

I know. I'm sorry.

1:21:421:21:44

They took every fuckin' nickel!

1:21:461:21:48

I think I got 300 in my boot somewhere.

1:21:481:21:51

Oh, look at you! Fuck!

1:21:541:21:56

Fuck! I cannot believe I caught a hanger!

1:21:561:21:59

It's never happened, I swear to God!

1:21:591:22:02

Where is the car?

1:22:021:22:05

Oh, God! I think I cracked a rib.

1:22:031:22:05

What the fuck were you thinkin'?

1:22:051:22:09

I was tryin' to give us an edge.

1:22:071:22:09

I had 'em!

1:22:091:22:12

Hey, I'm sorry we got banged up!

1:22:101:22:12

I took a shot and missed. It happens!

1:22:121:22:15

Happens all the time around you!

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And it doesn't happen to you?

1:22:161:22:19

You flushed your bankroll on one hand!

1:22:191:22:21

Fuck you! That was different!

1:22:211:22:23

Why? Explain that to me. Why different?

1:22:231:22:26

What makes you fuckin' special?

1:22:261:22:29

Why're you smart and noble and I'm always the idiot?

1:22:291:22:32

You act like you're the only one with ambition!

1:22:321:22:36

What's your ambition, man? Tell me!

1:22:361:22:40

I don't know. I don't think like that.

1:22:371:22:40

-You don't think!

-I don't think like you!

1:22:401:22:43

You think you can beat the game straight up. I don't!

1:22:431:22:47

I'll always look for the edge!

1:22:471:22:49

What's the edge now? We owe 15 grand in a day and we're broke!

1:22:491:22:53

It's easy. We get the fuck outta Dodge.

1:22:531:22:56

We steer clear of the city for a while.

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We'll be up again in no time. We'll have a ball.

1:22:591:23:02

I'm not livin' like that! Talk to Grama, get him to stake me.

1:23:021:23:06

It's not gonna work, OK?

1:23:071:23:09

We're not dealin' with Grama.

1:23:101:23:13

You said Grama's on his own.

1:23:131:23:15

You told me Grama's on his own.

1:23:161:23:18

KGB bankrolled him.

1:23:181:23:21

So you just fucked us in the ass.

1:23:221:23:26

Yeah, all the way, OK?

1:23:241:23:26

No foolin' around. It's highway time.

1:23:261:23:29

Now, are you with me or not?

1:23:291:23:32

No, I'm not this time.

1:23:331:23:35

Gimme the keys.

1:23:421:23:44

You're gonna go back there?

1:23:441:23:46

Yeah.

1:23:471:23:49

I'll see ya when I see ya.

1:23:511:23:53

Hey!

1:23:561:23:58

At least you're rounding again. You'll thank me for that someday.

1:23:581:24:02

'Fold or hang tough. Call or raise the bet.

1:24:131:24:16

'They're decisions you make at the table.

1:24:161:24:19

'Sometimes it's so clear, there's one way to play.

1:24:191:24:23

'But holding a small pair against two over cards,

1:24:231:24:27

'it's six to five or even money either way.

1:24:271:24:29

'Then it's all about feel. What's in your guts.'

1:24:291:24:33

Well, look at you.

1:24:341:24:38

Look at me.

1:24:361:24:38

Come in.

1:24:391:24:42

No.

1:24:401:24:42

Where's your friend?

1:24:431:24:46

Oh, he's gone.

1:24:441:24:46

He's gone.

1:24:461:24:48

So, you brought my money?

1:24:481:24:50

I'm a little short.

1:24:521:24:54

How short?

1:24:541:24:58

The whole way.

1:24:561:24:58

Must be some kind of story.

1:24:581:25:00

Well...

1:25:021:25:04

as you can see, I can't pay you.

1:25:041:25:07

I see you're banged up pretty good.

1:25:071:25:10

You never should've vouched for that scumbag.

1:25:141:25:17

Maybe not.

1:25:211:25:23

You're leavin' me no outs here.

1:25:241:25:28

Why?

1:25:261:25:28

I can't trust you two aren't playin' me.

1:25:281:25:31

I'm not the one workin' with a partner here.

1:25:311:25:34

You wanna take it up with KGB, you go right ahead.

1:25:351:25:39

You got one day, or this'll feel like a Swedish massage.

1:25:391:25:43

-Hey!

-Hey, what's up?

1:26:011:26:03

You look like Duane Bobick after a round with Norton.

1:26:131:26:17

Fuck happened to you?

1:26:171:26:22

Er... Worm.

1:26:181:26:22

When are you gonna listen?

1:26:231:26:25

I'm listenin'.

1:26:251:26:27

What do you need? Five hundred? A grand? Huh?

1:26:271:26:31

(I need, I need 15 thousand.)

1:26:311:26:33

-Fifteen?

-(Yeah.)

1:26:331:26:36

I need a blow job from Christy Turlington(!)

1:26:361:26:39

Get the fuck outta here! 15,000?

1:26:391:26:42

Seriously, what can you do for me?

1:26:421:26:44

500 won't even get me started.

1:26:441:26:46

If 500 won't help, what's two grand gonna do?

1:26:471:26:51

What kind of trouble are you in?

1:26:521:26:54

The worst kind, with the worst guy.

1:26:551:26:58

KGB? Yep.

1:26:581:27:00

Come here.

1:27:021:27:04

Didn't I tell ya...

1:27:051:27:07

to never let that guy get a hold of ya?

1:27:071:27:10

You told me a lot of things.

1:27:101:27:13

Yeah, and you don't listen.

1:27:111:27:13

I say play within your means, you blow it all.

1:27:131:27:17

I say not to overextend yourself, you go into hock for more.

1:27:171:27:21

I was givin' you a livin', Mike.

1:27:221:27:24

Showin' you the play book I put together off my own beats.

1:27:241:27:28

It wasn't enough for you.

1:27:281:27:33

This is one time I don't need you to tell me how I fucked up.

1:27:291:27:33

I know I fucked up. What I need from you is money.

1:27:331:27:37

I need whatever money you can give me.

1:27:371:27:40

That's the thing. There is no money.

1:27:401:27:42

If I give ya two grand, what's that buy ya? A day?

1:27:421:27:46

No. I give it to ya, I'm wastin' it.

1:27:461:27:49

Fuckin' great(!)

1:27:491:27:52

You did it to yourself.

1:27:501:27:52

Put it all on the line for a dream.

1:27:521:27:54

I took a risk, I took a risk.

1:27:541:27:56

You never have the stones to play!

1:27:561:27:59

Stones? You're a little punk.

1:27:591:28:03

I don't play for the thrill of victory.

1:28:031:28:05

I owe rent, alimony, child support.

1:28:051:28:09

I play for money. My kids eat.

1:28:091:28:12

I got stones enough not to chase action,

1:28:121:28:15

or dreams of winnin' the World Series.

1:28:151:28:18

You want me to call some people,

1:28:181:28:20

try and buy you time, I will.

1:28:201:28:22

Place to stay, or the truck, no problem.

1:28:221:28:25

But about the money, I gotta do this.

1:28:251:28:28

I gotta say no.

1:28:281:28:30

It's fine.

1:28:301:28:32

I understand.

1:28:321:28:34

Hey, listen!

1:28:371:28:40

What?

1:28:381:28:40

I put it all on the line, it's true.

1:28:401:28:42

And you know what? It wasn't a bad beat.

1:28:421:28:45

I wasn't unlucky.

1:28:451:28:47

I got outplayed that time.

1:28:471:28:50

But I know I'm good enough to sit at that table.

1:28:511:28:54

It's not a fuckin' dream.

1:28:541:28:57

I don't doubt your talent.

1:28:571:28:59

I never, I never told anybody this.

1:28:591:29:02

About eight, nine months ago,

1:29:021:29:04

I'm at the Taj, it's late, and Johnny Chan walks in.

1:29:041:29:08

And he goes, he sits 300-600.

1:29:081:29:10

The whole place stops. Everybody puts an eye on him.

1:29:101:29:14

After a while, there wasn't a crap game goin'.

1:29:141:29:18

Cos the high rollers are watchin' him.

1:29:181:29:21

Givin' away their money to say,

1:29:211:29:23

"Oh, I played with a world champion".

1:29:231:29:26

You know what I did? I sat down.

1:29:261:29:30

You need 50 grand to play that game.

1:29:281:29:30

Well, I had six. But I had to know.

1:29:301:29:33

'What happened?

1:29:341:29:38

'Played tight for an hour, then I made a score.

1:29:351:29:38

'Wired aces or kings?

1:29:381:29:40

'Rags.'

1:29:401:29:42

I had nothin'. But...he raised

1:29:431:29:47

and I just decided, I don't care about the money.

1:29:471:29:50

I'm gonna outplay the guy. I'm gonna outplay this guy this hand.

1:29:501:29:55

I'll re-raise.

1:29:551:29:58

Re-raise? You played back at him?

1:29:561:29:58

Oh, yeah. He comes back tryin' to bully me like I'm a tourist.

1:29:581:30:03

'I hesitate for two seconds. I'll re-raise.'

1:30:031:30:06

He moves toward his checks and looks at me.

1:30:061:30:09

'He looks at his cards, then looks at me again.'

1:30:091:30:13

And he mucked it. I took it down.

1:30:131:30:16

'Did you have it?

1:30:161:30:18

'I'm sorry, John, I don't remember.'

1:30:181:30:21

And I got up and I walked to the cashier.

1:30:221:30:25

I sat with the best in the world. And I won.

1:30:251:30:28

Put a fuckin' move on Chan, you son of a bitch!

1:30:281:30:32

That's why you made that run at KGB's place?

1:30:321:30:35

(That's right.)

1:30:351:30:38

And I'll do it again if I can.

1:30:381:30:40

Well, then, I'm rootin' for ya, Mike.

1:30:421:30:44

I'll see ya around, Knish.

1:30:451:30:47

'Is this temporary? Will you be back next semester?'

1:30:481:30:53

Naw. I think we both know I'm no lawyer.

1:30:531:30:55

Did my story discourage you?

1:30:571:31:02

No, it inspired me. It...

1:30:591:31:02

I think I was on my way out, anyway.

1:31:021:31:04

But now you're here.

1:31:041:31:06

-That's right.

-You in trouble?

1:31:061:31:09

Yes, sir, I am.

1:31:091:31:11

Um, not with the law.

1:31:111:31:13

It's... I owe.

1:31:131:31:16

A gambling debt?

1:31:161:31:18

Yeah. It's not mine. It's, er...

1:31:181:31:22

..I vouched for the wrong guy.

1:31:221:31:24

Um...so now it's on me.

1:31:241:31:26

I understand.

1:31:271:31:30

So, what will it take for you to be free of this?

1:31:311:31:34

I need 15,000 tonight.

1:31:351:31:37

Michael! Michael!

1:31:371:31:40

-You know, I'm not a wealthy man.

-I know.

1:31:461:31:48

And it kills me to ask ya, but...

1:31:481:31:51

..I don't have any other play here.

1:31:521:31:54

So...if you can help me at all...

1:31:541:31:58

I hate to see you like this. I wanna help you, but 15,000, I...

1:31:581:32:02

(I-I know.)

1:32:021:32:04

HE SIGHS

1:32:051:32:07

If it must be tonight...

1:32:101:32:12

..ten is the best can do.

1:32:141:32:17

Would you do that?

1:32:181:32:20

When my mother let me leave the yeshiva,

1:32:251:32:27

it nearly broke her.

1:32:271:32:30

But she knew, she knew the life I had to lead.

1:32:311:32:34

To do that for another is a mitzvah.

1:32:361:32:39

And for that... I owe.

1:32:421:32:45

So you take this money...

1:32:591:33:01

..and you get yourself out of this trouble.

1:33:021:33:05

You hear me?

1:33:051:33:07

I know you can.

1:33:111:33:13

I... I promise I'm gonna, I'll pay it back.

1:33:171:33:20

Good luck.

1:33:221:33:24

'I've often seen people, squares at the table.

1:33:451:33:49

'Short-stacked, long odds against. Their outs gone.

1:33:491:33:53

'One last card in the deck that can help them.'

1:33:531:33:56

'I used to wonder how they got in such bad shape.

1:33:571:34:00

'And how the hell they thought they'd turn it around.'

1:34:001:34:04

'Walkin' in here makes me queasy.

1:34:111:34:13

'The brick walls, mopes at the tables, the musty smell.

1:34:131:34:18

'I feel like Brockner walkin' back into Chey.

1:34:181:34:21

'But what choice do I have?'

1:34:211:34:23

So, you have my money?

1:34:231:34:26

-I owe you that money tomorrow.

-Yeah.

1:34:261:34:29

So...it's still mine.

1:34:301:34:32

For...the next eight hours, it is yours.

1:34:321:34:37

But if you don't have it all by then...

1:34:371:34:40

you are mine.

1:34:401:34:42

Well...

1:34:431:34:45

..I got 10,000.

1:34:491:34:52

I'm lookin' for a game.

1:34:521:34:54

Sure?

1:34:551:34:58

You heard me.

1:34:561:34:58

So...we'll play. Heads up.

1:35:021:35:05

We both start with a couple of racks.

1:35:051:35:08

Blinds, er, 25 and 50.

1:35:091:35:11

And we don't stop till one of us has it all.

1:35:131:35:16

Let's do it.

1:35:171:35:19

TV IS ON

1:35:291:35:32

I'm gonna raise.

1:35:451:35:47

A thousand straight.

1:35:471:35:52

Very aggressive.

1:35:491:35:52

New day.

1:35:521:35:54

And you won't be pushed around.

1:35:541:35:57

But... I re-raise...

1:35:581:36:02

..five thousand.

1:36:021:36:05

'Brunson says, "The key to no limit is to put a man

1:36:071:36:10

'"to a decision for all his chips".

1:36:101:36:13

'Teddy's just done it.

1:36:131:36:15

'He's representing aces. Better than my cowboys.

1:36:151:36:19

'I can't call and give him a chance.

1:36:191:36:21

'I can only fold, if I believe him, or...'

1:36:211:36:24

I'll re-raise. I'm all in.

1:36:241:36:26

Take it down.

1:36:561:36:58

'In a heads-up match, the size of your stack

1:37:051:37:08

'is almost as important as your cards.

1:37:081:37:11

'I chopped his leg out in the first hand.

1:37:111:37:14

'Now I just have to lean on him until he falls over.'

1:37:141:37:18

I'm gonna bet a thousand.

1:37:191:37:21

Call. I'll call.

1:37:211:37:23

Check.

1:37:271:37:30

Is that 2,500 there? I'm gonna tap you, Teddy.

1:37:301:37:33

Jacks up.

1:37:431:37:45

They're good.

1:37:471:37:50

Good hand.

1:37:501:37:52

Catching that...jack...

1:37:521:37:55

..on the turn.

1:37:551:37:57

You got lucky there.

1:37:571:37:59

Yep, it was luck.

1:37:591:38:01

So, that's it, then, hm?

1:38:021:38:04

Just like a young man

1:38:041:38:07

coming in for a quickie.

1:38:071:38:09

I...feel...

1:38:101:38:12

so unsatisfied.

1:38:121:38:15

Sorry(!)

1:38:151:38:17

You must feel proud and good.

1:38:171:38:20

Strong enough to beat the world.

1:38:201:38:23

I feel fine.

1:38:241:38:28

Me, too! I feel OK.

1:38:261:38:28

'Course, maybe we check with one other guy, see how he feels.

1:38:301:38:34

Grama!

1:38:341:38:37

I thought I smelt him.

1:38:391:38:41

I'll take what's ours.

1:38:421:38:44

'Course, you could let it ride, Mike.

1:38:441:38:47

Take your chances. You could let this happen, Grama?

1:38:471:38:51

Sure, partner. He still has till morning to make good.

1:38:511:38:55

Well, you know what?

1:38:551:38:57

I got my five grand here, and that's fine.

1:38:571:39:00

I'm goin' home.

1:39:001:39:06

Fine! It's a... it's a fucking joke, anyway.

1:39:021:39:06

After all, I am paying you with your money.

1:39:061:39:10

What'd you say?

1:39:131:39:15

Your money.

1:39:151:39:17

I am still up twenty grand

1:39:171:39:20

from this last time I stick it in you.

1:39:201:39:23

'They're tryin' to goad me.

1:39:231:39:25

'Tryin' to own me.

1:39:251:39:27

'But this isn't a gunfight. It's not about pride or ego.

1:39:271:39:31

'It's only about money.

1:39:311:39:33

'I can leave now, even with Grama and KGB,

1:39:331:39:36

'and halfway to paying Petrovsky back. That's a safe play.

1:39:361:39:40

'I told Worm, "You can't lose what you don't put down".'

1:39:401:39:44

Deal!

1:39:441:39:46

'But you can't win much, either.'

1:39:461:39:49

Checks!

1:39:511:39:53

Double the blinds?

1:39:541:39:56

Yeah! Table stakes.

1:39:571:40:00

Good. Feel free to reload at any time.

1:40:001:40:04

SPEAKS RUSSIAN

1:40:041:40:06

You must be kicking yourself

1:40:201:40:23

for not walking out when you could.

1:40:231:40:26

Bad judgement.

1:40:291:40:31

But...don't you worry, Son.

1:40:321:40:35

It will all be over soon.

1:40:351:40:38

(OK.)

1:40:451:40:46

HE MUNCHES

1:41:041:41:06

I'll check.

1:41:101:41:12

No checks here. I tap you.

1:41:131:41:15

I'm layin' this down, Teddy.

1:41:311:41:33

Top two pair.

1:41:341:41:37

It's a monster hand. I'm gonna lay that down.

1:41:371:41:40

You got two-4. I'm not gonna draw against a made hand.

1:41:401:41:44

Lays down a monster.

1:41:491:41:52

Should have paid me off on that.

1:41:581:42:01

The fuck did you lay that down?

1:42:041:42:06

HE CHUCKLES Wow! Not hungry(?)

1:42:211:42:25

Mr son of a bitch!

1:42:261:42:28

Let's play some cards!

1:42:281:42:31

'The rule is this.

1:42:311:42:33

'You spot a man's tell, you don't say a word.

1:42:331:42:36

'I finally spotted KGB's.

1:42:361:42:38

'Usually I'd have let him chew Oreos till he was broke,

1:42:381:42:42

'but I don't have that kind of time. I've only got till morning.'

1:42:421:42:47

'Not even Teddy KGB is immune to getting a bit rattled.'

1:42:481:42:52

Enough is enough, Teddy. Finish the kid off!

1:42:521:42:55

Hanging round, hanging around.

1:42:551:42:58

Kid's got alligator blood.

1:42:581:43:00

Can't get rid of him.

1:43:001:43:03

I'm not leavin'. Double the blind.

1:43:051:43:08

OK.

1:43:081:43:11

I call.

1:43:111:43:13

Check.

1:43:221:43:24

Two grand.

1:43:351:43:37

I'll call the two grand. I'll gamble. Don't splash the pot.

1:43:401:43:44

You're on a draw, Mike?

1:43:461:43:48

Go away. This one is not good for you.

1:43:481:43:51

And in my club, I will splash the pot

1:43:511:43:54

whenever the fuck I please.

1:43:541:43:57

OK.

1:43:571:43:59

HE SIGHS

1:44:051:44:07

I'm gonna check, Teddy.

1:44:071:44:10

That's right.

1:44:111:44:13

Big... Daddy...

1:44:131:44:15

..bets...

1:44:161:44:18

the pot.

1:44:191:44:21

That's 4,400. I'll call ya,

1:44:251:44:27

or I won't respect myself in the morning.

1:44:271:44:30

Respect is all you'll have left in the morning.

1:44:301:44:34

Last card coming.

1:44:361:44:38

Check.

1:44:491:44:51

It hurts, doesn't it?

1:44:511:44:53

You can't believe what fell.

1:44:551:44:58

All your dreams...dashed.

1:44:591:45:02

Hopes down the fucking drain.

1:45:031:45:05

Your fate...

1:45:051:45:07

is sitting right beside you.

1:45:071:45:10

That ace could not have helped you.

1:45:111:45:13

I...bet it...

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..all.

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You're right, Teddy, the ace didn't help me.

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I flopped the nut straight.

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-Motherfucker!

-HE SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN

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You motherfucker! That is it!

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That's it? What the fuck...? Take him down!

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No! No! No more!

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No, not tonight!

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This son of bitch, all night he... check, check, check!

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He trapped me!

1:45:521:45:54

Are you satisfied now, Teddy? I can go on bustin' you up all night.

1:45:541:45:59

HE SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN

1:45:591:46:01

He beat me...straight up.

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Pay him.

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Pay that man his money.

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'Turned my ten grand into just over 60.'

1:46:571:47:01

'Paid 15 to Grama, six went back to The Chesterfield.

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'As for Worm, well, I figure we're even.

1:47:051:47:08

'After the ten going back to the professor,

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'I'm back where I started.

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'With three stacks of high society.'

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Hey!

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You look like hell.

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Ah, well... you should've seen me yesterday.

1:47:301:47:34

Are you OK?

1:47:361:47:39

Yeah, I'm OK. You?

1:47:371:47:39

Um... I'm how I am.

1:47:401:47:42

So, you're outta here, huh?

1:47:471:47:49

Yeah. Um... I figure there's nothin' left for me here.

1:47:491:47:53

Listen, um, can you give this to Petrovsky?

1:47:541:47:58

I, I didn't wanna wake him up. It's a little early.

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Can I count on you to do that?

1:48:031:48:05

You could always count on me.

1:48:061:48:08

Thanks. Take care, Jo.

1:48:101:48:14

Hey!

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Call me.

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I mean, if you need a lawyer(!)

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I will.

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And I will(!)

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Kennedy Airport.

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So, where ya headed?

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I'm goin' to Vegas.

1:48:571:48:59

Vegas, huh?

1:48:591:49:01

Yep.

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Good luck, man.

1:49:021:49:04

'People insist on calling it luck.'

1:49:041:49:07

Thanks.

1:49:071:49:09

'First prize at the World Series is a million bucks.

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'Does it have my name on it?

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'I don't know. But I'm gonna find out.'

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MUSIC: "Baby I'm A Big Star Now" by Counting Crows

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# De-de dum-dum

1:49:481:49:50

# De-de dum-dum

1:49:501:49:52

# De-de dum-dum

1:49:521:49:55

# De-de dum-dum

1:49:551:49:57

# Yeah

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# Ooo, la-la-la-la-la-la yeah

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# Gonna get out on the road tonight

1:50:061:50:09

# Cos I got a hollow in my head

1:50:101:50:14

# Checking it up

1:50:141:50:16

# Baby, one more time for you

1:50:161:50:19

# Checking it up until the pot hits the sky

1:50:191:50:24

# It's like I think I'm sick of cocaine

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# But I got a feeling like it's running in my veins

1:50:301:50:34

# Checking it up

1:50:341:50:36

# Baby, one more time for you

1:50:361:50:39

# Checking it up until the pot hits the sky

1:50:391:50:44

# Even the best years leave a lot to be desired

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# And then they pass you by... #

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Gambling drama. Student Mike McDermott thought he had learned his lesson about losing at poker. But when his friend 'Worm' reappears, desperately in debt, the pair are sucked into a cycle of high stakes matches where they could lose more than just money.


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