Episode PremiereJuly 18, 2004
Show Period2004 - 2011
Production CompanyHBO, Leverage
With his latest film "Head On" about to hit screens across the country, actor Vince Chase is living the player's life in L.A. Along for the ride are his best friends (and now employees): Eric and Turtle, who grew up with him in Queens, and Vince's brother, Johnny Drama. The crew spends most of their time relaxing at Vince's house in the Hollywood hills, shooting hoops, playing rooftop golf and entertaining ladies at the pool.
But to keep the lifestyle going, Vince has to keep making movies, and his superagent Ari thinks he's found just the project--the action film "Matterhorn." "Too busy" to read the script himself, Vince presses Eric, the only person he really trusts, for his honest appraisal, and his friend gives the "Die Hard at Disneyland" concept a thumbs down.
Ari goes ballistic when he hears that someone has gotten the ear of his client, and unleashes a torrent of abuse at the neophyte Eric over a sushi power dinner. Later, Ari calls with the capper: while Vince was dragging his feet on "Matterhorn," Colin Farrell has taken the part, keeping everyone from a multimillion-dollar payday.