Lily works for a bookie, placing bets to change the odds at the track. When her son is hospitalized after an unsuccessful con job and resultant beating, she finds that even an absentee parent has feelings for her child. This causes her own job to go wrong as well. Each of them faces the down side of the grift. Written by
John Vogel <email@example.com>
Seduction. Betrayal. Murder. Who's Conning Who?
Did You Know?
Many of the lines in the film are taken word for word from the book of the same title. See more
In the train, when Roy is grifting the sailors, you can see
that he is only rolling one die at a time. However, you can distinctly hear him drop two dice (out of the frame) to the table at the end of the game. See more
Around the country the bookies pay off winners at track odds. It's dangerous when a long shot comes in. Unless you have somebody at the tracks to lower those odds.
Referenced in Kicking and Screaming
Performed by Keith Whitley See more