In the shady atmosphere of an underground gambling club, Los Angeles card sharks come out to play. Deception and trickery is the only rule in a game where nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a poker face. The hustlers get hustled, and a fortune rests on every deal. Vernon is a card mechanic--his old flame, Tiffany, is the kind of woman who will cut out a man's heart if it will earn her a fast buck. Her fellow conman-in-crime, Miller, shoots for any deal that has a payout; be it a petty hustle, or a sophisticated scam. This is a hard-edged crew with a common goal: to beat the The Dean, the ultimate card mechanic and a man for whom players will drop their entire bankroll, just to say that they have taken a seat at his table.
Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Stuart Townsend, Bo Hopkins, Jamie Foxx, Dina Merrill, Patrick Bauchau, Frank Medrano, Hal Holbrook, Louis Freese, Roger Guenveur Smith, Charles Rocket, Michael Dorn, Mark Boone Jr., Jack Conley, Tony Burton