The Gambler

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2014 | R | Crime Drama

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)... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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DIRECTOR

Rupert Wyatt

Screenwriter

William Monahan

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Rating MPAA

R for language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity

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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 chance…
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Leonardo DiCaprio was also once attached to the project but he is also no longer involved (Hollywood Reporter, 9/11/13).
  • Based on the 1974 novel of the same name by James Toback.

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