Are you predator or prey?
Writer/director Mars Callahan plunges us into the world of dank ‘n dark poolhalls, where careers (and lives) can be snuffed out with one well-timed shot.
The lanky filmmaker, who also plays the lead character, seemed primed for a big Hollywood breakout here, but serious medical issues have largely sidelined him the past two decades.
If he never makes it back, he’ll always have this gem, sort of the younger brother to Paul Newman’s The Hustler.
His best move? Letting Christopher Walken saunter into the joint and unleash a verbal tsunami of smack talk.