Synopsis: Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Damian Nieman
Production: RKO Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


# Don't know why #

# there's no sun

up in the sky #

# stormy weather #

# since me

and that little girl #

# ain't been together #

# keeps on raining #

# all the time #

# life is bare... #

Games of chance.

Not the way we play.

Seconds, centers,


stacking the deck,

mucking cards...

The tools and terms

of the trade.

But just having

a pair of hands ain't enough.

If you don't have

the stones to move under fire,

you'll never

get the money.

So you work

in fast company,

hone your chops,

learn to deal

with the unexpected.

And that's how

you become a pro.

That's how you

become the Dean.

- Are we going to play some cards or what?

- Everybody freeze!

Don't anybody

f***ing move!

Come on, get your hands up.

Get 'em up.

Put your f***ing

hands up!

What the f*** is this, huh?!

What is this?!

What are you

talking about?


You guys know

who's running this game?

Shut up, you fat f***!

Now get your money out.

Get your f***ing

hands up!

Look, I'm not going

to do anything, okay?

Get 'em up now!


The appropriate

term here is...


You mother...

- Fill it up, please.

- Yes, ma'am.

Oh, sh*t!

Are you all right?

I just took my ring off in

the washroom and dropped it.

If you or anybody else

finds this ring...

Actually it was

really expensive...

Whoever finds it,

I'll pay him a $1000 reward.



Why don't I give you

$100 for it?

This ring is worth

more than $100.

Don't waste my time.

Well, how much

you want for it?

260, 280,

Come on, baby.

How much you get?

Let's go.

Charlie, here's your money.

Plenty there, all right?

About f***ing time,


Hey, Charlie,

van morrison, Vegas.

Van morrison,

count me in.


Hey, Vespa,


Hey there.

Hey, Cody,

how are you, man?

Hey, hey, hey.

That's enough of that.

- Hey, Charlie.

- How are you, baby?

- Charlie.

- Carl, good to see you, man.


Jack of clubs,

nine of hearts,

eight of spades.

All in.

I call.

All bets are in,


On their backs.

Three nines,

pair of kings.



- Oh, God, that's gotta hurt.

- Three kings.

Baby, you're a 10,

but I really

need a nine.

I'm out.

That's how we do.

Oh, this is great.

Baby, you are a 10. I know you

thought I was bullshitting.

High five.

- Hey, Larry.

- Hey, baby.

- How you doing?

- I'm handling mine, taking all of this.

- Mm-hmm. Big man.

- Yeah.

Yeah, you bet

your ponytail.

You know,

Miller's here.

Who's that?

Come on, Miller, the guy

I was telling you about.

So Larry,

this is Charlie Miller.

Miller, this is the Jennings,

Larry Jennings.

Larry, that was pretty

hot sh*t downstairs.

- Oh, yeah.

- Yeah, it was all right.

T. Tells me that you play

pretty good yourself.

Now and again, yeah.

Yeah, right.

- Can I get you some drinks, guys?

- Yeah, I'll take a refill.

Okay. Charlie, you

still jd on the rocks?

- In a bucket, baby.

- You got it.

So Larry,

what do you know so far?

What I do know is

that you and your partner

found some seats

at a soft game

and you guys have been doing

pretty good on the regular.

Yeah, that's right. It's taken

quite a while to set it up,

but it's beginning

to pay off.

Yeah, it's worth it.

10 to 20,000 a game.

10, 20 thou?

That's nice.

We could be doing a hell

of a lot better, you know?

If we had a third player,

we'd tear this game apart.

You're making money already. How

did I become the lucky guy?

It's pretty obvious that you can

handle yourself well in a game.

And Tiffany says

you're cool, so...

Can I get you

a drink?

Well, uh...

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