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Luck: Ace Pitches a Deal

Ace meets with a track owner and his parole officer, but sends Nathan Israel to discuss business with his fellow investors, who scheme to stay one step ahead of their new partner. Meanwhile, an earthquake has a curious effect on Joey's state of mind; and Leon and Rosie find their racing skills questioned by higher authorities.

Source: HBO

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Sunday March 04th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Mar 24, 2012
FI (YLE TV2) Mar 03, 2013

Main Cast
Nick NolteNick Nolte
As Walter Smith
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
As The Exercise Girl
Tom PayneTom Payne
As Leon "Bug Boy" Micheaux
Richard KindRichard Kind
As Joey Rathburn
John OrtizJohn Ortiz
As Turo Escalante
Jill HennessyJill Hennessy
As The Veterinarian
Ian HartIan Hart
As Lonnie
Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman
As Chester "Ace" Bernstein
Dennis FarinaDennis Farina
As Gus Demitriou


The scene opens, as dark omens abound all around. Joey is at the end of his rope in the meanwhile. An employee at the stables gets a phone call telling her that her son is dead, leading to yet another snipe-fest between Escalante and veterinarian Jo. Walter Smith gets what appears to be a very disturbing letter; worry is very clearly written on his face. Meanwhile, flocks of birds are swooping away, and the horses are whinnying and bucking; unusual occurrences. It can only mean that something big and scary is about to happen, and on cue, an earthquake strikes; thus explaining the unusual behavior of the animals. ..

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