A small-time bookie (Michael Kelly) temporarily hits it big when he starts taking bets on little league games in this scrappy dramedy.
Michael Kelly (HOUSE OF CARDS) stars as John, a former baseball pro turned bookie, who is in serious need of cash flow. With an ailing father at home and flakey gamblers saturating the market, John resorts to intimidation and theft to even the score and keep food on the table. After a drunken reunion with his former high school fling Debbie (Pamela Adlon), John wakes up in a hungover stupor to an empty house— except for Debbie’s 12-year-old son Brian (Jesse Ray Sheps). The two strike up a quick friendship, and John takes a particular interest in the boy’s benchwarmer status on his little league team. Family-friendly games filled with lemonade and pretzels quickly turn dark as John seizes the opportunity to pull in large sums of money from eager gamblers. Soon, crowds of angry knuckleheads flood the games of kids that aren’t even their own. Shattered windows and broken noses follow, while John desperately tries keep Brian’s skills up to par as the chaos surrounds them. This sharply funny drama out of SXSW explores the consequences of a skewed sense of morals and surprising lengths a desperate person will go to in order to settle the score.
CAST: Michael Kelly, Jesse Ray Shep, Josh Lucas, Pamela Adlon
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