“The Gambler” *NOT* Kenny Rogers! (2014) – Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman & Jessica Lange Movie HD

Mark Wahlberg (centre, with shades) said he'd prepare his whole life for a role like this. However he said he would never lose that much weight again for a role.

Mark Wahlberg (centre, with shades) said he’d prepare his whole life for a role like this. However he said he would never lose that much weight again for a role.

Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-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 Award®-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…

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