A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
Genre – Thriller
Executive Producer – Walter Josten
Director(s) – Keoni Waxman
Writer(s) – Keoni Waxman
Cast – Ving Rhames, Freddy Prinze Jr. and Callum Keith Rennie, Roselyn Sanchez and Angus McFadyen
Blue Rider’s Role – Arranged bridge financing
Distributor(s) – Seven Arts Pictures, First Look Home Entertainment, DEJ Productions
Release Date – 2006
Synopsis – Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Jericho Hudson, a pool shark who plays his way into the “tribe” of a local gangster/pool hall owner, “Cue Ball” Carl Bridges (Ving Rhames). Jericho’s skills earn him a quick move up in rank to become Carl’s top guy.
A seedy vice cop named Mortensen (Callum Keith Rennie) wants a piece of the action, forcing a contest between Carl and his nemesis, a pool shark named Tenderloin Tony (Angus McFadyen).
What Mortensen really wants is a tape in Carl’s possession that depicts the gory murder of his partner, and he’s willing to do anything to get it. Jericho wants no part of of the feud, but he’s pressured on both sides.