Shade | 2004
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.