When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

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Brad Furman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Timberlake ... Richie Furst
Ben Affleck ... Ivan Block
Gemma Arterton ... Rebecca Shafran
Anthony Mackie ... Agent Shavers
Michael Esper ... Billy 'Pet' Petricoff
Oliver Cooper ... Andrew Cronin
Christian George ... Wilson
Yul Vazquez ... Delegate Herrera
John Heard ... Harry Furst
James Molina ... Esteban
Louis Lombardi ... Archie
Vincent Laresca ... Sergeant Barrancas
Bernie O. Ramos Robledo Bernie O. Ramos Robledo ... Handlebar Mustache
Sam Palladio ... Shecky
David Costabile ... Professor Horstein
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Storyline

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 20th Century Fox Distribution

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Shorts Skyvan aircraft taking off near the end of the movie, is the same one that was used for the movie Welcome to the Jungle (2013), with tail number N106SW, and it was the property of MN Airlines until late 2014. See more »

Goofs

The bran cereal box changes postilions multiple times. First it is on his lap then it shows him setting it on the table and moving his hands away and the next scene shows him holding again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richie Furst: 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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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Strobe
Written by Deadmau5 (as Joel Zimmerman)
Performed by Deadmau5
Courtesy of Ultra Records
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Don't Understand Why The Ratings Are So Low
29 October 2013 | by kwalt1989See all my reviews

I get this movie maybe being a high 6 or low 7, but a 5.3?? That's just crazy! I loved most of what this movie offered. It had a great story line, in-depth characters, and a great setting. Honestly, I was just refreshed from having to see another sub-par superhero movie, but I digress. I really liked JT and Batfleck in this movie. Both of the characters had a lot of depth to them as well as some mystery. I'll give it to you that the ending was sort of predictable, but I didn't think that it made the movie any weaker.. I thought the Costa Rica and online gambling ideas that the movie was based on were really fresh, new, and something of worth. I also really enjoyed the corruption bits of it as well. The cast in this movie, I thought, did a really good job.. And every hole was filled pretty much. I don't know what else you really expect in a movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Runner Runner See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,706,712, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$19,316,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,675,095
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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