A down-and-out, 30ish hotel bellhop (Elias Koteas) faces a bleak future of stealing and reselling booze and VCRs to offset his meager income. That is, until an old friend hatches a scheme to rob the hotel's safe deposit boxes containing the combined antes of some high-rolling poker players. Director Steven Shainberg's ("Secretary") intricately constructed tale of desperation and deception co-stars Philip Baker Hall, Laure Marsac, William H. Macy and Haing S. Ngor. 128 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary.