Gambling: Carolyn, a novelist, is losing her family's savings at the slots; she's befriended by a close-up magician who dreams of making it big. A murdered bookie has the cops focused on Victor, who fronts for the mysterious, never-seen Ivan. Augie and Murph, two other bookies ply their partnership, which is endangered by an offer from Victor to Augie and by Murph's girlfriend's rejection of his violent vocation. A mechanic, in debt to his bookies, asks his basketball-playing brother to shave some points. A paraplegic cop sees all. Will anyone reach their dream? The odds are against it.
Kim Basinger, Kelsey Grammer, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon, Charles Robinson, Ray Liotta, Carson Brown, Jay Mohr, Grant Sullivan, James Marsh, Shanelle Workman, Texas Battle, Tim Roth, Michael Eaves, Suzanne Covington