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The Gambler (III) (2014)

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Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett's debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

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Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett's future. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance... Written by Paramount Pictures

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The Only way out is All in.

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Rated R for language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,300,000 (USA) (26 December 2014)

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$33,542,093 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Mark Wahlberg said that he would prepare his whole life for a role like this. However he said he would never lose that much weight again for a role. See more »

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Lamar refers to Jim's car as a 'BMW M1'. Jim actually drives a 'BMW 1M'. The BMW M1 hasn't been in production since the 1980s. See more »

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Jim Bennett: You're born as a man with the nerves of a soldier, the apprehension of an angel
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26 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Gambler was a difficult film to rate. It was a movie that not everyone is going to like because not everyone is going to relate to Mark Wahlberg's character. It was a hard movie to understand. After seeing this movie you will either love it or hate it. There is really no in between. You really had to connect with the main character and his personality, and that's not possible for everyone. I really enjoyed the film because i really connected with it, but that is not going to be the case for everyone. I would highly recommend seeing it just to take the chance of loving it. Just like the gambling theme of the movie, seeing the movie will be a gamble for you.


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