MOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
I'm Molly Bloom.
Do you know about me?
This is a true story.
You ran games in LA for roughly eight years?
And then you ran games in New York for roughly two.
I haven't run a game in over two years, not to spoil the ending, but that's when the Government raided my game, and took all of my money, assuming all of it was made illegally, which it wasn't.
In this room you couldn't buy your win, you couldn't buy me and you couldn't buy a seat at the table.
Movie stars, athletes, billionaires, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
You're not taking percentage of the pot?
Keep it that way because you don't wanna break the law when you're breaking the law.
Am I breaking the law?
We're able to find out for sure, aren't we?
Laws are written down.
You had meetings in LA about your book and life rights.
You spent eight years running the world's most exclusive and decadent man cave.
Guarantee the publishers certain elements and I can get you a million and a half.
What kind of elements?
I'm just curious as to why you'd pass on what would appear to be the only way out you have.
You have to use real names.
The law that I'm accused of breaking defines gambling as betting on games of chance.
Poker's isn't a game of chance.
Poker's a game of skill.
Why does a young woman who at twenty-two has a gold-plated résumé, why does she run poker games?
Your risk is nuts.
You're gonna get blown up.
You get 2.8 million on the stake right now.
That money should be in your hands.
Just how deep into the Russian mob were you?
There's a new offer on the table.
Complete immunity if you hand over the hard drives.
You've seen what's on those hard drives.
Families, lives, careers will be ruined.
Why are you in this alone?
Where are the people you're protecting by not telling the whole story?
It's not their names I'm protecting, Charlie, it's mine.
Tell me why!
Because it's all I have left!
Because it's my name.