2014 Drama/Crime Rated R 110 Minutes
|In Theaters||December 25, 2014|
|On 4K UHD||Not Available|
|On Blu-ray||April 28, 2015|
|On DVD||April 28, 2015|
Jim Bennett (Academy AwardŽ-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 AwardŽ-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.
Rated R for language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity.
Box office gross: $33.4 million. View box office history.
Released by Paramount. See more credits.