Hard Eight features an all-star cast including John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. and even Philip Seymour Hoffman makes an appearance. The story begins with a random gentleman by the name of Syd (Philip Baker Hall) approaching a man who appears down on his luck and pouting outside of a local diner. Syd is an experienced gambler that made his living through the tables of Vegas. Little would John know, this encounter would change his life forever. Wouldn't you know it, poor Ryan just lost all of his money in Vegas.
Syd offers to help the unfortunate Ryan get back on his feet. Starting with a cup of coffee, then a ride, and eventually a whole new life. It's almost too good to be true...but if suspenseful movie lore holds true, there's more to all of this than meets the eye. As it turns out, Syd's appearance outside the diner wasn't random at all.
Overall, I'd say it was a decent selection. If you're looking for a movie that'll hold some interest, add it to your Netflix queue and check it out.
Also, on the off chance that someone knows...what's a good sky diving company near San Diego? Can't say I've done it before...not yet anyway. G