R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Literature 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?
Mark Wahlberg said the running sequence at the end of the film was the hardest scene of the movie. He said it was because of all the weight he lost, he just didn't have that much energy.
At around 30 mins) When Jim Bennett is waiting for Big Ernie to pick him up, the crew is reflected in the side of a large black SUV which drives through the frame from left to right.
During the opening titles, as the classic Paramount logo appears onscreen, we hear the sound of a roulette as the stars are aligning over the Paramount mountain.
$9,300,000 (USA) (26 December 2014)
$33,631,221 (USA) (8 February 2015)
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