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Jayson Stebbins as Atticus Cane
"I plan on turning these toothpicks into a lumber yard"
Starring in his first feature film. This handsome leading man and humble theater actor has been wooing crowds in the Bay Area for years. Now he lights up the silver screen as home game poker champ and dreamer Atticus Cane. "A bright star breaking through the indigo"
Ralph Noe as Vic Manfrotto
"This isn't old, this is what endurance looks like"
A seasoned actor of the theater for more than 40 years making his film debut. After audiences see his performance they'll be wondering what took him so long. It's never too late to chase your dreams, even if you're in your 70's.
David Buck as Tony Guancione
"F Ritchie, he has small hands and smells like cabbage"
Realtor by day, stand up comedian by night. David Buck brings his own brand comedic timing to his first feature film role as lovable side-kick Tony. A natural talent as the add-lib quips and witty repartee keep coming.
John Sigona Jr. as One Eyed Jack / Mr.Sicily
After the brick hits the table, those two clowns you call friends will be looking for another circus"
After a 20 year hiatus from acting he's back! A stellar duel role performance reminiscent of Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou. Has loved the craft of acting since he played Captain Bligh in a high school production of Mutiny on the Bounty. After running a successful business and raising a family... the actor returns.
Denee Lewis as Tessa
"How many dreams do you have to chase before you finally catch one?"
A local Bay Area favorite and a very gifted theatrical actress making her first appearance on film. All hell breaks loose when she finds her husband Atticus at the poker table with their life savings at risk. She was meant to play this role... very Hepburn esque.
Eric Zivot as Ritchie the Rounder
"It lives here, it's called fear, prevents average men from doing great things."
A sensational trained thespian. Eric has truly done it all... Director, Writer, Author, Shakespear, theater, film, and he also has won an Emmy. His portrayal of Ritchie the Rounder is just another example of his serious acting skills. The character was specifically written for Eric and he delivers the role in spades!
Rick Torres as Elvez
"In this game the king is always wild baby"
A natural born entertainer and you'll be hard pressed to think it's not the king himself on the silver screen. Rick plays "Latino Elvez" a wise-cracking tribute artist with a hunk of burning love for the game of poker. Rick also co-wrote and preforms the theme song to the "Biggest Game In Town" - "Gracias, Gracias me mucho"
Steve Caposio as Diamond Dave
"I see you brought bitch boy and the old man in the sea"
A natural gifted actor who's also a celebrity Chef making his film debut. Originally he was cast for just one scene but his natural talent was so impressive that his character was expanded. The lasagna scene was specifically written for this fearless actor with a golden tongue for the repartee.
Joe Barra as the Chipkeeper
"No cursing at the poker table boys, unless it's colorful"
This talented theatrical actor honed his craft from coast to coast and brought his own style of Charismatic comedic timing to the role of the Chipkeeper. When the camera rolled Joe was ready and he lit up the set with his one - of-a-kind performance. Sadly Joe passed a few months later. Even though he left this earth way too early he leaves behind a performance he can be proud of... bravo Joe!
Chris Theroux as Farmer Fred
"Do NOT stop in Toad Suck! "
It's been 20 years since his last performance on screen. All this time and he still hasn't missed a comedic beat. A carpenter by trade he once built an entire western town movie set just so he could receive more lines.
Brian Lamprel as British Bob
"I've had enough of this game and it's company"
Would make any character actor in a Sergio Leone movie jealous, the camera loves this guy! An architect, artist and now actor.
Susannah Myrvold as Susan
"Those three stooges"
A beautiful and talented Bay Area actress. Susanah makes quite a splash in her first feature film. Never travel cross country on a poker adventure without checking with your wife first.
Sarah Haas as Mercedes
"I hate poker, I hate this place and I hate you!"
The camera loves this young local actress. A throwback beauty of old Hollywood. As Mercedes she stirs up quite the commotion at the poker table.
Charley Gilmore as Delbert
"Obviously you've never played checkers before"
From the moment Charley steps on set he's in full blown character mode. An actor of stage and screen. Charley turns in a one -of -a -kind performance which is affectionately called the Slingblade scene.
Alissa DeLeon as Baby Asian Girl
"Hey baby I just won enough money for another semester at Stanford"
This Local actress makes her first film appearance as a chopstick twirling college cardshark.
Rosalind Farotte as The Waitress
"So what, you wanna order a side of bacon?"
A sensational local actress that has transfixed audiences for years. Please don't order off the menu though.
Scarlet Wells as the Dealer Bella
"Sir, it's two cards, not a book"
Scarlet makes her acting debut as the beautiful wise cracking high stakes poker dealer Bella.
Nick Fryou as Fenton
"Can I play now?"
Besides playing Fenton, a creepy, quirky little brother who wants to play poker. Nick is an award winning local actor and film maker for his short film Remington's Revenge.
Freddy Aguiniga as Small Vaquero
With little acting experience Freddy steps on set and does this acting thing like he's been doing it all his life... a natural.
John Nava as Sheriff Tom T Haygood
"Jack, is your family tree a shrub?"
Paying homage to his Grandfather's name sometimes Actor John Nava gets in front of the camera and has some fun as a coffee drinking, shotgun slinging wise -cracking wise- acre Sheriff.
Glen Cooke as Shades Security Guard
The Directors nieghbor, he had his own guns, looked tough, hit his mark, never complained, didn't have any lines to mess up, and brought his own lunch... the perfect actor.
John Bagoye as John the Cardman
Besides being an executive producer on the film we're pretty sure he will be remembered for one thing he does in the movie.
Scott Hafiz as Scotty
" Does anyone else like these cookies? "
A natural in front of the camera. Let the man ramble Pesci style! An original member of the Saturday night poker game in which the movie was penned from.
Written & Directed by – John Nava
Cinematography by – Nils Myers and L. Mattock Scariot
Produced by – 152 West Productions and A Dime and A Dream Pictures – Nils Myers – L. Mattock Scariot
Executive Producers – John Nava – John Bagoye
Edited by – Nils Myers – L. Mattock Scariot
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Frank Leal at Lea’l Vinyards
Florian & Lori Barth at Fox Creek Ranch
Louis “Buff” GiurLani, Phillip Giurlani, & Diamond Matt at Auto Vino Winery
Andrew at Lea’l Vinyards
Bill & Laura Regentz at Dunneville Restaurant
152 West Productions
Kristen & Gordon Wynn
Randy West at Graphic Arts West
Jeff & Eric at PPD Multimedia