A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his possessions and goes to Reno for the poker game of a lifetime. A film set mainly in casinos and races, as the two win and lose (but mainly win), get robbed, and get blind drunk. Written by
California Split ... being the story of two bet-on-anything guys who happily discover something called a "winning streak."
Did You Know?
A number of the extras and background artists were members of Synanon which is organization for former drug addicts. See more
Some of the balls hanging from Charlie's sombrero keep changing position throughout the scene. See more
If it takes a watermelon five minutes to water. How long does it take a sweetpea to pee? As long as it takes a pair of dice to crap.
References State Fair
Basket Ball Jones
Written by Tommy Chong
and Cheech Marin See more