Synopsis: Gambler Ron Lewis wins the jackpot but is ambushed later on the street outside. In self defense he kills a cop and is sentenced to four years of prison. He vows to make a bloody revenge on the mayor and the police commissioner.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Phil Karlson
Production: Paramount Pictures
106 min

Good morning.




Solid 16 months

in the black, ron.

Did you notice

that balance?

How's everybody?

Fine. How are you?

My man!

Oh, that's really nice.

~ and roses ~

~ or blankets of snow ~

~ my love for you

will grow ~

~ and i'll be nearer,

my love, to you ~

~ wherever i go ~

~ whatever i do... ~

well, what are we

hanging around for?

Let's get on with

the inventory.

Ok. I'll

see you guys.

Ok. Take care, now.

~ nearer, my love ~

~ to you ~

oh, the key changes.

~ la la la ~

~ in treetops ~

~ or cold autumn storms ~

~ i'll hold you ~

~ and kiss you ~

~ and keep you... ~


One minute,


Long distance.


Mr. Stoner.

God damn it!

Hello, a.j.


How are you?

Sure, i'll

be able to come.

I don't know if i can get a flight out

this afternoon

or not, though.

Oh, really?

Well, tell them to pick me up

at the smyrna airport.

What time

they leave new york?

Ok. I'll see you

for dinner, buddy.

Thank you. Bye-bye.

Ha ha.

There's going to be a big

game in dallas tonight.

A bunch of turkeys

coming down from new york

to go duck hunting.

Been waiting for months

for a game like this one.

Ron, what do you

need that for?

What do you mean, what do i need that for?

I'm a gambler.

Rich today

and poor tomorrow.

Come on, partner.

But, ron, those stakes!

Yeah, and you win some,

and they lose some.

I knew that was coming next.

I thought we were going to make the

last payment on the club this month.

Let's just

don't rush things.

Ron, i got a thousand

ain't working.

Can i have a small piece of the action?



Me, too, ron.

I got 1,500.


Right here, man.

Look at that!

I told you he been ripping

us off behind that bar.

Man, i ain't been eatin'

apple behind the barn on you!

That's lmy/l money!

Ok, i tell you what.

Let's stash this here for

a stake in case i bust out.

Meantime, we all got

a piece of the action.

Ok? All right.

I got to go to the bank,

and then i got to

catch the airplane,

and then i got to pick up a change

of clothes on the way. Come on.

Go get 'em, tiger!

Go get 'em.

See that?

Picking up your partner in

a little old private plane.

Oh, ron, i wish

you weren't going.

I'll win you a bundle.

I don't want you to win me

a bundle. That's not im...


Look at... get this

off of me! A bird!

Please, get it off!

Get it off, ron.

Give me a second.

No. Oh, i knew it.

This is a bad omen.

It's no bad omen.

It is too!

Didn't happen to me.

Oh, ron!


See you 2

and raise you 2.

I call.

I'm out.

I'll call.

You run me out.

Me, too.

I'll call.

Now, what do i got?

Jacks over 6s.

Beats my little straight.

My best hand


Don't worry, gentlemen.

I'll buy the coffee.

Ha ha ha!

Hey, fellas, what do you say

we break for something to eat?

That's great.

~ i got a thing for him ~

~ and i've got it bad ~

~ his way of makin' love ~

~ is the best i've had ~

~ his lips are gentle,

and his arms are strong ~

~ he sure can

turn this woman on ~

~ and best of all ~

~ he's my lover ~

~ oh, best of all ~

~ he's my lover ~

~ ooh, best of all ~

~ he's my lover ~

written by him.

Have a good time.

Y'all have

a good time, now.


I didn't expect you

to be back so soon.

Well, they brought me in

their little old lear jet.

Hmm. My, my. Haven't

we come up in the world?

Well, isn't that what it's

all about... coming up?

Oh, here.

I brought you my laundry.

I knew it.

I just knew it.

Well, aren't you

going to open it?

No good, ron?

You better get me

that envelope.

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