The Avenue

Synopsis: Giancarlo "Eddie" Marturano, a down and out gambler trapped in the world he's created for himself. Like his adopted home of Atlantic City, Eddie is beaten, down on one knee, struggling mightily to rise to his feet again. His only salvation is his beloved Sandra and their hope of a better future. When he and his partner in crime, Christian Flynn, stumble onto the deal of their lives, will it finally be their avenue out of town?
Genre: Crime
81 min




-What's the matter?


- Why are you not

eating anything?

- I've never been crazy

about the food here.

You know that.

- I would have taken you

to my uncle peaches' place.

I told you that on the way here.

- This is the only place

you ever take me,

and every time you tell me

about how you used to come here

with your mother

and your grandmother

when you were a kid,

back when you were a shoobie

and the seat cushions were blue.

Okay, so you're not as excited

about the remodel as I am.

You don't have to get nasty.

- I'm not excited

about anything anymore, Eddie.

What are we doing?

-What's your problem?

- This town, the w-way

we live, everything.

- This is where

you're from, Sandra.

This is your home.

- I've been thinking a lot about

when we first got together.

- We had a lot of good times.

- It was more than that for me.

You were larger

than life, Eddie.

You're better than this.

I'm sitting here waiting

for that guy to show back up.

Somewhere along the line,

something changed.


I know that things

have been rough

since we lost the apartment,

and we both know

that was my fault.

You don't think I want things

to be better for us?

- Then why won't you call

your cousin Dominick?

- Why!

- Because he could get you back

in the carpenter's union

in, like, two minutes.

- And then I could be

like my cousin?

Carry a lunch pail to work,

punch a clock?

He's a Strunz, my cousin.


- Good luck, gentlemen,

this hand.


- I ain't complaining.

- Look at this shit.

- Sixteen... split 'em?

- Split 'em, split.

- 3,000, sir.

- 3,000. Look at this.


- Ooh, big shot, look at him.

-Playing for another 3,000.

Good luck this round.






- All right, all right.

- Like that?

- That's... that's a tough one,


-Hey. Can't win them all, man.

Only rocky Marciano.

- How about that answer?

- Hey, how about that?

- Yeah, very funny.

-I am.

-My apologies.

- It's the second time

in two weeks.

Last week same shit.

He's cheating me. He's cheating.

- Nobody's trying to

cheat you, relax.

- I'm a dues-paying member

in this joint.

- We all are.

- We all pay the dues,

and you know what, you just paid

some more dues just then.


- Ease back, Eddie.

- No shame. You got

to split eights.

- Come on, calm down.

- "Split eights"...

-It's a friendly game.

- Looks like you're out now.

- Yeah, you see that?

Yeah, I am out.

Give me a marker.

- What's your pleasure Mr. m.?

- Ten.

- 10,000?

- No, ten dollars.

Yes, 10,000.

- He's a wise guy.

Would you relax?

- Sir, you're good for

$5,000 tonight.

- 5,000?

- Sir, that's your balance.

- Angelo, are you nuts? It's bad

enough this motherfucker

is robbing me all night!

- Oh! Relax.

- Are you fucking nuts?!

Are you fucking nuts?!

- Get him out of here!

- What the f*ck?!

- Hey! Get your fucking hands

off me.

- See you next week, Eddie.

- Yeah, I'll see all

you motherfuckers next week.

- Tell a friend!

- F*ck all of you.

I'll see you next week.

I'll see you next week!

-You're slipping, Giancarlo.

I could have capped you

right here.

-Tony, Jesus. You scared me.

-Rough night?

- Rough month.

- How many times I've got

to tell you to take it easy

with that booze?


It's going to kill you,

but you don't want

to hear that, do you?

- I'll take it under advisement.

- Come on. Let's walk.

Let's talk.

- Hey, thanks for coming again.

- That's what friends are for.

-Too many ears.

You know about the poker game

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