Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story

Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story

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At the beginning of BLACKJACK: THE JACKIE RYAN STORY, we learn that Jackie Ryan would one day be called both "one of the biggest wastes of talent in the history of basketball" and "one of the best White players I’ve ever seen." But in 1990, Jackie (Greg Finley) was a guy who partied way too much, shot off his mouth a lot, worked construction with his verbally abusive dad (David Arquette), and played streetball hoops whenever he could. When fellow borough boy Pete Vescey (Geoffrey Cantor), a New York Post sports writer, wrangles Jackie a tryout with the New Jersey Nets, Jackie thinks he has his ticket to the NBA. He puts in the work, training with the help of his longtime crush/new girlfriend Jenny (Ashley Greene). Meanwhile, Jackie's best friend, Marty (James Madio), keeps pulling him back to drinking, drugs, and crime. Then Jackie gets injured during his big tryout. Will he be able to live out his dream?
Starring Greg Finley, David Arquette, Ashley Greene
Director Danny A. Abeckaser