Princeton grad student Richie, believing he's been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block's promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.Written by
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In a 2017 interview with Entertainment Weekly Gemma Arterton said on Runner Runner (2013) "It made me stop wanting to be an actor. The whole thing wasn't right for me. It wasn't the type of thing I enjoyed watching or doing. I had a moment where I thought, 'Okay, I got into this because of Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier and now I'm making action movies.' Not that I wouldn't ever do [action movies] again but I realized then that it wasn't for me and I decided to do more theater and collaborate with people." See more »
When Richie Furst, is playing online poker to make his tuition there are several shots showing that he is actually playing on a Play Money Table - meaning no real money is being wagered. See more »
Everyone gambles. They may call it something else, like the stock market, or real estate. But make no mistake, if you're risking something, you're gambling. And if you're gambling, then I'm the guy you want to see.
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Written by Fermín Elizondo Caballero, Raúl Chapa Elizalde, Jason Roberts
Performed by Control Machete
Courtesy of Universal Music Latino
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
This film tells the life of a bright physics student after he gets recruited to work for an online gambling site in Costa Rica.
"Runner Runner" shows a life of excess in an exotic paradise, which captivates the student crippled by university fees. From beautiful scenery to hedonistic lifestyle, there is simply everything the young man can imagine. Soon afterwards, he discovers that his job is not as sweet as he thought it was, and he had to get himself out of the terrible mess.
With Ben Affleck the Oscar winner, and Justin Timberlake the heartthrob, "Runner Runner" has a winning formula. The script is tight and full of surprises, I enjoyed the ride through the exotic paradise and the dark underworld of the corrupt corporation.
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