The Gambler

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Original title The Gambler
Category Thriller, Crime, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2014
Production Country
Directors Rupert Wyatt
Cast Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange, Da'Vone McDonald, George Kennedy, Griffin Cleveland, Omar Leyva, Anthony Kelley, Steve Park, Emory Cohen, Amin Joseph, Chil Kong, Cjon Saulsberry
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Synopsis

Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett's future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chanceā€¦