A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.

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Rafael
David A. Flood ...
Bally Talker
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Borachov (as George 'The Giant' McArthur)
Fahnohlee Harris ...
Pretty Girl
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Sailor
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Divana
Charles Grant ...
Bermuda
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Ike
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Saully
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Vladamir (as Frank Vitolo)
John McConnell ...
Detective
Jack Radosta ...
Bartender
Patricia Cheron ...
Floozy
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A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife, Divana, only to be seduced into acting as her accomplice. He tries to fake the murder and collect his payment, but is double-crossed and framed for the crime. On the run, and believing Divana dead, he chances upon her in New Orleans where he discovers the fake murder was just a diversion for her and the carney owner to steal a quarter of a million dollars in laundered casino money. In a seductive play for trust fueled by passion, Divana convinces Archie to take part in a new plot to steal the casino money and start a new life. In a twisted finale he discovers the true meaning of double-cross in a deadly collision of money and revenge. Written by Aaron Rogers

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murder | money | deceit | casino | carnival | See All (20) »

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There's a sucker born every minute.

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Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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3 November 2004 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Cruel Divana  »

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Actor Steve Comisar, who played Stan in Tough Luck, appeared in the 1985 X-Rated Film "Sister Dearest" with porn star Traci Lords. See more »

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Archie opens a case that contains identical bundles of $100 bills, although the money is the takings from casino punters. See more »

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Archie: I always think of women like casinos. They love you when you are up. They hate you when you are down. They throw you out when you cheat. But still you keep coming back for more.
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Pleasantly Surprised
5 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Didn't really know what to expect from this movie-and found myself being pleasantly surprised. I picked it up because I recently stumbled across Norman Reedus and am trying to find more of the films that he's been in.

I'm not big into hustler movies or con movies, but I have to say, this one roped me in within minutes. Probably because I couldn't quit figure out exactly who was hustling who. This movie is stylish and fast-paced, with a story that is believable thanks to location and fantastic performances.

While I was impressed with most in the film, I must say Dagmara Dominczyk was simply excellent.

Give it a chance-it's a really fun film.


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