Cold Deck

Synopsis: When a poker player hits rock bottom, he enlists his best friend to pull off a high-stakes heist.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Zack Bernbaum
Production: Screen Media Films
80 min


There's a common

saying in poker...

Play the player,

not the cards.

Read him,

bluff him,

Make him doubt

his strength.

The trick, Bobby,

Is knowing when the other

guy is doing the same.

Otherwise, the only person

you're bluffing, son...

Is yourself.

I call.

All right.

Had a feeling you were

chasing a straight.

All right.

I love my mom,

you know what?

Everybody loves your mom.

I loved her twice

last night.

You are a motherf***er.

F***ing guys.

You know...

Why is it always me?

Talk to your

sister lately?

Come on, let's

get some hot coins.

Tired of this f***in'

same old sh*t,

Chasing straights.

Chasing straights,

that sounds, uh...

That's a little different

than your regular weekend, eh?

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Wise guy.

All right, I call.

No, I'm out.

We need a f***in'

chess clock pretty soon.


look who's complaining.

I gotta play with

these guys every night.

F***in' slowpoke!

You're just pissed because

this is the most action

You've seen in months.

See, Chips, this is

what I'm talking about.

Game is twice as long

'cause of a**holes like this.

F***in' wasting time!

You know, just 'cause I don't

play the way your mouth moves

Doesn't make me

an a**hole, okay?

What the f***

does that mean?

Fast and stupid, f***-face.

F*** you, man.


Here, I call.

I'm all in.


I got nines full of sevens.

I'm sorry, Bobby.


Ho-ho, wow.




Let's go, Bobby!

F***in' river.

Hey, Bobby.

Listen, you broke your

face today, all right?

Happens to everybody.

No big deal.

Tomorrow's another night.


Hey, come on, come on.

Come on, come on.

You're embarrassing.

No, I'm not.

You're a good kid.

I'll see ya tomorrow,



All right.

Say hi to your mother.

Are we playing poker

or are we f***in' around?

No, we're playing poker.

That's it.

Got any bets tonight?

Uh, I got Atlanta at +150.


Have they even

won a game this year?

Hey, f*** you, man!

They're due to win.

Why can't it be tonight?


Can I get one of those

scratch-and-win tickets, too?

The twenty dollar one?


So, $76.53.

Cash or credit?


Yeah, I dunno,

it's been finicky lately.

Can you try it again?


Let me just grab some...

The ones I want, okay?

So that's gonna be $34.69

with the ticket.

Do you still want that?



Yeah, yeah.

I-I'll take it.

Hey, Kim.

Kim, you awake?

Can you get me my smokes?

Hear anything back yet?


Bastards didn't even

return my call.

They just don't know

who you are yet.

Come on, babe.

Something's gonna come up.

Hey, you're too pretty.

I didn't do it, your honour.

I swear he was dead

when I came home.

It hurts so much to know

I'll never be able to hold him

In my arms again.

Come on, I can tell

you're faking.

You're an a**hole.

I'm just...

I'm just worried about you,

that's all.

I don't need to be saved,


You ever consider that?


I really like you.

I do.

It's just...

I can't do serious

right now.

How are the cards

treating you?

You seemed to be on

a winning streak last night.

It's all kicking my ass,


I just gotta find

the right game.

And we gotta get

you some acting classes

So you don't have

to fake it so much.

Robert, is that you?

Yeah, Mom, I'm home.

Hey, Mom.

How you feeling?

Did, uh, Nadine come yet?

You didn't come

home last night.

Yeah, I-I went for

a couple drinks with Ben.

You promised me...

When you moved

into this house,

You promised me,

Robert, you'd quit.


I get one Cheque a month,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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