The Gambler

Release December 19, 2014 (Limited)
Cast Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange
Director Rupert Wyatt
Writer William Monahan
Genres Thriller, Drama, Crime
Studio Paramount Pictures
Length 111 mins.
Website www.TheGamblerMovie.com

Synopsis

Jim Bennett (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 (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 chance…

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