Tommy Vinson (Burt Reynolds), a former cardsharp, gave up poker years ago when his wife threatened to leave him. Tommy finds a way to get back in the game when he meets Alex Stillman (Bret Harrison), an up-and-coming player who still has a lot to learn. Tommy strikes a bargain with Alex; he will pay the expensive entry fees to major tournaments if Alex will follow Tommy’s instructions to the letter. However, a Las Vegas call girl (Shannon Elizabeth) soon threatens their profitable relationship.
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, this gritty movie follows a plot to blackmail wealthy industrialist Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider). Married to an aspiring politician (Ann-Margret), Harry has been caught having an affair with Cini (Kelly Preston), a much younger woman. When Harry doesn’t play by the rules of his blackmailers, they begin an escalating chain of violence that extends to murder. Undaunted, Harry decides to fight back against the criminals.