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.
After being housed at various different studios, the script ended up being produced by Columbia with Robert Altman on board as director. Altman loved Joseph Walsh's script but was also known for heavily tinkering with screenplays. He and Walsh had some very volatile meetings over changes as Walsh was heavily opposed to making any alterations to his script.
El busto! Tapioca time.
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.
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