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Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
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TV Episode | 56 min | Drama, Sport

Released from prison after three years, "Ace" Bernstein plots revenge against the colleagues who betrayed him. With his trusted aide/chauffeur Gus Demitriou acting as a front for his race horse investment, Ace seeks to reverse the sagging ...See moreReleased from prison after three years, "Ace" Bernstein plots revenge against the colleagues who betrayed him. With his trusted aide/chauffeur Gus Demitriou acting as a front for his race horse investment, Ace seeks to reverse the sagging fortunes of a famous racetrack. Meanwhile, four dissolute gamblers at the race track - Jerry, Marcus, Renzo and Lonnie - pool their meager resources to make a Pick Six bet that could be worth millions. A key to their fortunes is a long-shot horse trained by Turo Escalante, a self-made success story with loads of talent and few scruples, whoʼs also training Gus/Ace's colt. Walter Smith, another more grizzled trainer, sees classic potential in an untested thoroughbred with impressive bloodlines. Written by HBO Publicity See less
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Writers
David Milch (created by) | Ron Peters (storyline consultant)
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Edit Released
Updated Dec 11, 2011

Release date
Jan 29, 2012 (United States)
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41 cast members
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Dustin Hoffman
Chester Bernstein Chester Bernstein   See fewer
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Dennis Farina
Gus Demitriou Gus Demitriou   See fewer
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John Ortiz
Turo Escalante Turo Escalante   See fewer
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Richard Kind
Joey Rathburn Joey Rathburn   See fewer
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Kevin Dunn
Marcus Marcus   See fewer
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Ian Hart
Lonnie Lonnie   See fewer
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Gary Stevens
Ronnie Jenkins Ronnie Jenkins   See fewer
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Tom Payne
Leon Micheaux Leon Micheaux   See fewer
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Nick Nolte
Walter Smith Walter Smith   See fewer
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Alan Rosenberg
Nick DeRossi Nick DeRossi   See fewer
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Spencer Garrett
Maurice Maurice   See fewer
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Evan Ross
Doorman Doorman   See fewer
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Bill Plaschke
Track Announcer Track Announcer   See fewer
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Mario Roccuzzo
Smith's Stable Hand Smith's Stable Hand   See fewer
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Tony Curran
Steward's Assistant Steward's Assistant   See fewer
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Don Harvey
The Flack The Flack   See fewer
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Jeanne Chinn
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Marc Abbink
Clocker Clocker   See fewer
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Macee Binns
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Ben Lautman
Swing Dancer Swing Dancer   See fewer
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Jasmine Lowe
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Sonya Rome
Young Isa Young Isa   See fewer
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Walter Vincent Wright
Horse Race Crowd Horse Race Crowd   See fewer
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Julie Berlin
Dinner Guest (uncredited) Dinner Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kane Richard Blust
Race Patron (uncredited) Race Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dwight V Coleman
Gambler / Spectator (uncredited) Gambler / Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rick L. Dean
Race Fan (uncredited) Race Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arielle Drisko
Patron (uncredited) Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicholas Givanio
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michele Hill
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Donald Arthur Kronos
John Clark (uncredited) John Clark (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waymond Lee
Race Track Gambler (uncredited) Race Track Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Camaraman (uncredited) Camaraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 293 votes