Elliot Gould and George Segal make a great comic team in Robert Altman's CALIFORNIA SPLIT, a cheerfully discursive tale of compulsive gamblers which is filmed in the director's loosest and most imaginative improvisatory 1970s style.
After winning big in an LA poker parlor, compulsive gambler Charlie Waters (Elliot Gould) is accused by another player named Lew (Edward Walsh) of being in cahoots with the dealer Bill Denny (George Segal). After the game, Charlie runs into Bill in a bar and they get drunk together, but as they're
leaving, Lew and some friends beat them up and steal Charlie's winnings. Charlie takes Bill to his house, which he shares with prostitutes...