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.
California Split ... being the story of two bet-on-anything guys who happily discover something called a "winning streak."
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Did You Know?
'Joseph Walsh' took his script to Universal after MGM's demands got out of hand as he had an understanding with producers 'Daryl F. Zanuck' and David Brown
. At this stage, Walsh's co-writer Steven Spielberg
had moved on. See more
Some of the balls hanging from Charlie's sombrero keep changing position throughout the scene. See more
References The Cincinnati Kid
Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown
Written by Andrew B. Sterling
and Harry von Tilzer See more