Gambler (2014), The Bookmark and Share

United States, Date: December 19, 2014


All | Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Cast & Credits:

    Release date: December 19, 2014 (limited; expands: Jan. 1)
    Studio: Paramount Pictures
    Director: Rupert Wyatt
    MPAA Rating: R (for language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity)
    Screenwriter: William Monahan
    Starring: John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams
    Runtime: 111 mins.
    Genre: Crime | Drama
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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...   

Did You Know?

Much like the original film with James Caan, this is a loose adaptation of the classic Fyodor Dostoevsky novella, The Gambler.


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