R | | Comedy, Drama
When a casual gambler befriends a professional one, he begins to mirror his life, sending both deeper into the sleazy gambling world where the stakes keep getting bigger.
Joseph Walsh had written the script with young director Steven Spielberg to direct before the latter dropped out. A decade later, Joseph would play one of Craig T. Nelson's drinking buddies in Spielberg's production, Poltergeist.
Come on, Valdez! Come on, Valdez!
Charlie Waters: Who's Valdez?
Bill Denny: Valdez is the jockey!
Some of the balls hanging from Charlie's sombrero keep changing position throughout the scene.
The DVD cuts approximately three minutes worth of incidental scenes and bits, because the distributor was either unable or unwilling to reach an arrangement for music licensing.