Hard Ball


I gotta lock up, son.

You looking for faith,


I'm lookin' for the Bulls

to cover the spread.

Duffy's here.

You better have his money.

I got it. I'm gonna have it.

What's the score?

You're into Duffy for at least five

grand. Who gave you an account?

I laid six grand

with the Barber to get me even.

Chicago's down by four.

- I got Chicago gettin' eight.

- Less than a minute to go.

Hang on!

Just hang on.

Did you bet the Barber with

my money? You're not that stupid.

Shut up, Duffy. In 1 8 seconds,

you'll have your money.

Oh, and he gets hammered,

and in it goes!


Okay, if he makes both,

it's eight. I push. I'm even.

Flagrant foul.

He shoots that first.

- That's bullshit!

- You're screwed if he makes three.

Grab him!

Get off of me!

I'm first, O'Neill!

You always pay me first!

You wanna kick my ass?

No one can kick my ass

better than I can.

Hey, Conor, it's Ticky!

Did you bring money

for the summons?

- What's that?

- Did you bring money to get me out?

- Damn, you got "zactly's" breath.

- "Zactly's breath"?

Your breath smells zactly like

your ass. Damn, that's nasty.

Did you pay them?

They said it's 580.

- I need the tickets.

- Which ones?

You got two pair on the floor

for the Bulls-Rockets.

I'm gonna hawk those myself.

The game's not till 7:00.

- It's 5:
00. Tell me where they are.

- What?

- Shit.

- Come on.

They're under the religious statue

on my dresser.

Wait, Ticky!

You gotta get 1,200.

- You gotta pay to get me out!

- I already did.

- Yeah?

- It's Ticky. Let me in.

Ticky. Thank God.

I really need that money. How much

did you get for the tickets?


Hey, O'Neill. Remember me?

They grabbed me outside

the United Center.

- Yeah, you're the Barber's son.

- Yeah.

Remember making that phone call

from Michael Pistone's wedding?

- Get off of me.

- You talked to me.

You said, "This is O'Neill,

number 55. What's my limit?"

So I check 55,

and I see you got six grand.

So you put that six grand down

on Milwaukee, and they tank.

So I ask my old man about O'Neill

on 55, and guess what he tells me.

- That guy died four months ago.

- Look, tell the Barber--

You bet six grand on your

dead father's account.

- I need some money right now!

- I'll give you everything I got.

All right. That's a start.


Forty-seven dollars.

All right, you owe 6,600.

You pay me a grand a week

until I say stop.

- That's ridiculous. 500.

- 750. Bring it to the barber shop.

You don't want me

to come back here.

They grabbed me outside

the United Center!

Excuse me. I'm Conor O'Neill.

I got an 11:
30 with James Fleming.

Can you lend me...

twelve grand?

What-- do you need to

bury your father again?


Did you dig the guy up

or something?

- What are you, freakin' sick?

- I'm sick?

Four months ago

you come in here crying...

about how you need $5,000

to bury your old man.

I talked to Mahoney

at Mikey's wedding.

It seems he also gave you

And I'm gonna pay Mahoney back.

I don't give a shit

how much you owe Mahoney.

Listen, Jimmy, I'm really up

against it right now with Duffy--

And I really don't give a shit

how much you owe the bookies.

Come back in here.

You know, this...

just might help you.

-Jimmy, this is only 500 bucks.

- I know.

You're going to coach

a kids' baseball team with me.

Jimmy, I don't think you understand

how serious my situation is.

I'm gonna pay you $500 a week

for the next ten weeks.

That's week one.

-Jimmy, I ain't no good with kids.

- You know, Conor...

I do this to give something

back to the community.

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