Saint John of Las Vegas - Trailer #1
After a run of bad luck, John (Steve Buscemi), a compulsive gambler, runs away from Las Vegas and toward a normal job and life. Taking a nondescript position in an auto insurance company in Albuquerque, he tries to get ahead in the straight world, amid the ever-present temptations of scratch-off lotto tickets.
When his boss, Mr. Townsend (Peter Dinklage), asks John to accompany his top fraud debunker, Virgil (Romany Malco) on an investigation of a dubious car ďaccidentĒ near Vegas, John sees an opportunity to get a promotion , though heís concerned about returning to the gambling game. Before leaving he becomes involved with his eccentric co-worker Jill (Sarah Silverman), a dalliance that has the potential to become a real relationship.
Soon John is on the road with Virgil, where they encounter a series of offbeat characters, including a wheelchair-bound stripper (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), a park Ranger (Jesse Garcia), and a carnival human torch (John Cho). While Virgil is the supposed leader of the investigation, itís John who begins to finally assert himself, pushing the case closer to a conclusion.
Through the journey, Johnís confidence builds, and he realizes that he canít escape his gambling addiction by running away from itóit will follow him wherever he goes. Itís only when he returns to Vegas and his experiences there finally send him on the path to breaking free.
First time writer/director Hue Rhodesí SAINT JOHN OF LAS VEGAS follows the wild and funny trip a guy has to take to discover thereís more than one way to hit the jackpot in life.