DirectorJohn-Luke Montias ProducerGill Holland LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 29, 2005
(New York Television Festival) GenresShort Film, Drama, Indie film CastBurt Young, Lev Gorn, John Ventimiglia, Alexie Gil, Bill Tangradi Similar moviesOff Jackson Avenue (2008), Bobby G Cant Swim (1999), Hurricane Streets (1997), Asylum Seekers (2009), The War Boys (2009)
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Nicky's Game is an American short film, originally developed and produced as an independent television pilot, based on Peter Alson's New York Times Best Seller Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie. The film was shot in 16mm on location in New York City and premiered in 2005 at the inaugural New York Television Festival. It went on to become an official selection of the 2006 Vail Film Festival and CineVegas International Film Festival before being released on DVD and other media by IndiePix Films.
Nicky Singer (John Ventimiglia) is a down on his luck Brooklyn native that has parlayed his Yale education into a job eking out a living as a professional poker player. Using his wits to navigate the seedy world of underground poker, Nicky must balance his own interest with those of his father (Burt Young), a retiree whose own gambling debts have pushed him to the brink of eviction. In a struggle to keep his head above water, Nicky encounters a diverse group of wannabe mobsters, thugs, and other eccentric characters.