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 was determined to nail the role of a literature professor, so much so, that he sat in on many college courses around different colleges in California and analyzed many professors and their mannerisms so that he could achieve the most ... ...
What do you say to the fact that I'm gonna die?
Jim Bennett: I'm going to miss you.
Ed: Fuck that. I won't know about that. I need to know what you're worth when I leave you nothing.
Early in the movie when Jim is at the blackjack table and wins an $80,000 bet with a natural 21, rather than being paid the correct amount which should have been $120,000, he is paid incorrectly as he receives 16 of the blue/white chips adding up to $160,000.
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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