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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The house always wins. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Although set in Costa Rica, the majority of the scenes in the movie were filmed in Puerto Rico. See more »

Goofs

When Ritchie walks on the boat Ivan is chopping a fish with a glove on his left hand. When he shakes hands the glove is gone. 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 21 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Donde Se Fueron
Written by Will-Dog Abers (as Willy "Wil Dog" Abers), Ulises Bella, Pablo Castorena, Jose Espinosa , Cut Chemist, William Marrufo, Raul Pacheco, Justin Poree (as Justin Porée), Alfredo Ortiz (as Alfredo Rafael Ortiz), Asdrubal Sierra (as Asdru Sierra), Charles Stewart, and Jiro Yamaguchi
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Almo Sounds, Inc.
By arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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A simple film
10 January 2014 | by bardinovdmitrySee all my reviews

Very a simple film. Just are watched one time and didn't remember after. The plot hasn't got any deep thoughts. A stock criminal story with a one mega-star and a half-one mega-star. Too bad, this move doesn't show all the scheme of bets on-line. Audience won't see it. It's pity! Play of actors are ordinary. They have just done their job, nothing else. But don't worth to think this film not interesting. It is watching very easy and soft. Film is hold in suspense until the end. If you wouldn't turn on your a brain and you would only were relaxed, forgot your problems for all day, as well. It is special for you. For an one time was watched. The time will pass unnoticed.


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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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