Billie Offer: You know what I think? I think that everyone's just trying not to be lonely. [from trailer] Huck Cheever: I'm all in. L. C. Cheever: So, here we are. Huck Cheever: Here we are. [from trailer] L. C. Cheever: You got it backwards kid. You play cards the way you should lead your life. And you lead your life the way you should play cards. Huck Cheever: I got a seat in the World Series. Billie Offer: You came all the way here to tell me that? Huck Cheever: You're the only person I wanted to tell. L. C. Cheever: [At the World Series, Michelle reveals her hand, a King-high flush] Very nice. Michelle Carson: [Smiles, L.C. reveals his hand, a straight flush] But not nice enough. Sharkey: You raised me with nothing? Huck Cheever: Sometimes nothing's enough L. C. Cheever: A buck and a half? You must have been up against it L. C. Cheever: I hear your left pocket is empty. Pawnbroker: What's your name? Huck Cheever: Huck Pawnbroker: Well Huck, I'll give you another buck and a half for the ring, and you've got 120 days to come and see me Pawnbroker: You work this hard at your day job? Huck Cheever: The chair thing is an old gag and I did it for you because I thought you'd find it funny. Billie Offer: That's like an alcoholic saying I only drink Tequila Huck Cheever: I'm down with the little fish tonight, swim with the guppies for a while Roy Durucher: You want sympathy? You'll find it between "shit" and "syphilis" in the dictionary. Billie Offer: Do you always intrude on private conversations? Huck Cheever: Well, it seemed like an intrusion might be welcome. Suzanne Offer: I had Huck's number pretty early on. Billie Offer: What number's that? Suzanne Offer: Hustle 10, commitment zero. Suzanne Offer: Billie, no. Don't even think about it. Come on, we've been through this before. Billie Offer: Maybe he hasn't found what he's looking for. Suzanne Offer: Some people don't want to be fixed. They like things just the way they are. L. C. Cheever: You and I both know what the book says you should do, Kid. Huck Cheever: Is that what you do now? Just play by the book? You might as well play online. Billie Offer: Well, you beat him once. Huck Cheever: It doesn't work that way. Billie Offer: Well, maybe it should. Billie Offer: Is he related to you? Huck Cheever: Why do you say that? Billie Offer: Because your eyes went all quiet. Huck Cheever: In poker, we call that a tell. He's my father. Huck Cheever: I'm sorry we didn't get around to the celebrating. Billie Offer: No, don't be. I haven't had this much fun since junior high! Billie Offer: Do you mind if I get my fortune cookie first? I like to think about it during the meal. Huck Cheever: It did seem the cards ran a little better for me when you were around. Billie Offer: What happened to the 'best of it?' Huck Cheever: Turned into a little bit of the worst of it. Billie Offer: The leaf doesn't fall far from the tree. Huck Cheever: Hmm? Billie Offer: You hate him, but you still play poker. Billie Offer: You stole from me. Huck Cheever: Borrowed. I had it way up. Billie Offer: Borrowing is when you ask! Huck Cheever: If I'd have won, you'd have a share just like before. Billie Offer: You think that the only person that matters is you: what you need, when you need it. You're a sick pony. Huck Cheever: [mumbles] Puppy. Huck Cheever: Billie, look I was wrong, but I'm going to pay you back. Billie Offer: I'm not a bank! You can't make deposits and withdrawls whenever you feel like it. Billie Offer: You say whatever you think somebody wants to hear. It's dangerous to be around you. Billie Offer: Why do you like it so much? Is it the money? Huck Cheever: The money's just a way of keeping score. Poker is competition in the purest sense. Doesn't mater who you are or what you are; everybody's equal at the table. L. C. Cheever: You're not going to be happy until you have nothing left. L. C. Cheever: It was a good day when I figured out how to play poker and have a life, too. I recommend it. L. C. Cheever: Nobody's that much better than anybody else at the big tables. They have different styles, different ways of doing things. Everybody knows how to play. The key to winning is watching and understanding. There's things I don't see anymore. A blind spot. L. C. Cheever: Maybe everybody has a blind spot. Maybe everybody has to learn from their mistakes. I sure learned from mine. L. C. Cheever: Well, if he's gonna take anything from me, he's gonna have to win it, all right? And that's not likely to happen. Billie Offer: Maybe giving and receiving are more complicated than winning and losing. L. C. Cheever: Maybe so. Huck Cheever: Want to come along? As moral support? Billie Offer: Sure, I'm getting an education on what it's like not to be compulsive. Suzanne Offer: If anyone could turn nothing into something, it's you, Huck. Trouble is, you always throw it away. Huck Cheever: Sam, you're out? Sam Farha: This guy over there, he never played a live tournament in his life... and he beat me. I don't know if this makes me feel better or worse. Bobby Basketball: Hey, you haven't seen my digital camera, have you?