Gutshot Straight

Synopsis: When a gambler named Jack is down on his luck, he makes a deal with a slick-talking, wealthy man in Las Vegas to make some quick money in order to repay his debts. When the deal turns deadly, Jack must learn to play smarter in order to get ahead of the game.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Justin Steele
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
85 min

Timing, timing.

Excuse me.

Hey, guys.

You gotta be kidding me.

- Fellas.

- Frank.

You must have grown some balls

or you're just f***in'

plain stupid coming here, son.

Just let me talk to him

for just... just for a second.


All right, Jack.

But you've just signed

your own death warrant.

You... you don't look

like you came here

to pay me my money.


You want my advice? Huh?

I was... I was kind of hoping

you could help me out.

You know, Jack,

believe me,

this is not the kind of road

you should go down.

You're a f***in'

card player, Jack,

and not even a good one.

Are you my friend?


I must confess

I've done you wrong

and now you're tangled

in the web

of my song

love's a gamble

when you feel like I do

events are bust

I'll find

another use for you

it's easy, you know

when you let go

you will barely recall

whether you were

here at all

try your best

but it's no use


beneath the weight

of my muse

life is fragile

when you love like I do

once you're gone

I'll find

another to consume

it's easy, you know

when you let go

you will barely recall...

Whether you were

here at all

love's a gamble

when you feel

like I do...

Thank you, Curtis.

How's that Viagra

working out for you?

Hey, Jack.

What are you playing?

I don't know yet.

What are they playing

over there?

That is so out of your zip code.

Come on, Jack. You know

you don't belong there.

What's the buy-in?

204 on a no-limit hold 'em.

Buy starts at 40,000.

Good, I'll take my usual.

Good luck.

Come on, I don't need luck.

You know that.

Usual Jack and coke?

Oh, sweetheart,

do you even need to ask?

- The name's Stacey.

- Right, Stacey.

All right, well, you... you should get

a name tag or something, sweetheart.

I have a name tag.


Thanks, man.

I raise.

Six vodkas. All right,

bring 'em right over.

Ooh. Ooh.

Ms. love, Ms. love.

You know

I got thrown in jail last night?

I'm not surprised.

What happened?

Never mind. Listen,

I was in there a while,

and I was pretty hungry.

When dinner came,

it was roasted duck,

and... no. No, it was a

bologna sandwich and chips.

No pickles, no lettuce, and

no poker chips... just chips.

Plain. I get to my top bunk,

I'm read to eat dinner,

and this giant

black hand comes up,

takes my sandwich.

So I said,

"hey, bro, what's up?"

He said, "I'm eating your sandwich.

That's what's up".

So I said, "what are you

in here for?"

He goes, "attempted murder".

I said, "you want my chips?"

"You can have 'em, man.

I'm not even hungry anymore."

- No doubt.

- "Just please don't beat me to death."

I call. I got the gutter

ball, sweetheart.

I'm sorry.

- You want my chips?

- F*** you.


You never showed up.

Didn't want to show up.

I saw you

checking out the big boys.

I was waiting for you.

Got to know when to hold 'em,

know when to fold 'em.

That's what Kenny Rogers says.

Do you?

Do I what?

Know when to fold 'em,

when to walk away,

when to run?

I don't know, man. I'm just

trying to get from point "a"

to point "B" without conflict,

you know what I mean?

If only it were that simple.

You play cards a lot.

I play people.

I study 'em, I figure out how I

can use 'em to make some money,

adjust my own behavior


I do the same thing that you do.

Well, I guess we all play each

other to a certain extent.

No, not to a certain extent.

We play people for money.

That what you're doing

right now?

Huh? Is that

what you're doing right now?

- Playing me for money?

- Maybe.

Well, you're sh*t out of luck.

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