For many, this is the movie about the gambling life. Elliott Gould and George Segal become fast friends after meeting at a low-stakes California poker parlor. They go on a spree that takes them to Vegas and a shot at a big-money game. By turns funny and poignant, CALIFORNIA SPLIT captures the highs of risk and reward, and its attendant manias, with Gould and Segal at the top of their games as the gambling buddies. DIR/PROD Robert Altman; SCR/PROD Joseph Walsh. U.S., 1974, color, 108 min. RATED R
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