Liar's Poker (1999)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

Murder, revenge, and sex are at the center of this two-fisted suspense thriller by young writer/director Jeff Santo. The film opens in Cancun, Mexico, with a quintet of shady characters soaking in the sun by the pool. The group's ringleader is Jack (Richard Tyson), a crooked used-car dealer who has a penchant for roughing up children. Others in the group include Freddie (Flea), Jack's thick-skulled sidekick; geeky Art the accountant; Niko, the group's muscle bound meathead; and finally the unassuming Vic. Much of the film focuses around Creed, Vic's club where Jack invested a quarter of a million dollars as a not-so-silent partner. Art is sent by Jack to Creed to check out the books, but the accountant instead ends up in an alley bleeding to death. Vic quickly disposes of the body with a hacksaw and a blowtorch. Meanwhile, Niko and Jack are vying for the attention of Rebecca, a well-endowed floozy, at the same time as Jack's desperate wife looks to exact her own revenge. Scheming and intrigue eventually boils over into a bloody confrontation.