On Location 'Hacks' Poker scene R I P Ricky Jay, John Ritter03:01
On Nov 26th 2018 the entertainment world lost Ricky Jay, a true master of magic and card manipulation. I had the good fortune to work on a feature film with him in 1997...The working title was "Hacks" but is alternately called "Sink or Swim". I happened to have recorded a short clip the night we shot a poker scene which also included cast members John Ritter, Stephen Rea, Jason Priestley, Dave Foley, Richard Kind and Dusty Kay. Bear in mind that this is 1997 and it was an analog 8mm tape. I also include an excerpt of the poker scene from the movie as well as a peek at another upcoming video from the same movie with Lisa Kudrow. Enjoy this short behind the scenes look at the beginning of the rehearsal process and note the telephone ringing in the middle of it all. R.I.P. Ricky Jay (2018) and John Ritter (2003) who are no longer with us. You are missed.