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?
Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett's future. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance.Written by
While Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is waiting for Big Ernie (Domenick Lombardozzi), a Rodriguez song is playing, and a reflection of a sign, Sugar Man, is seen in a passing vehicle. It's a Rodriguez album name. See more »
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. See more »
[after learning of Jim's situation]
What's wrong with you? You got brain damage?
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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. See more »
Morons who don't finish the movie and then right a review on the movie they just refused to finish, should NOT be allowed to review the movie. Their review should be erased. Anyone who said this movie had no suspense did NOT watch the movie. Their review should be erased. With that said, every other critique is purely subjective as always. This movie is worth watching at least once like most movies. It might not be great, but I didn't think it sucked. There are far worse movies you could watch or things you could do to waste your precious time. It's kind of hard to develop characters when the storyline takes place over such a short period of time. What was it 2 weeks. Shoot me if I'm wrong on that one.
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