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.
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Running time: 1h 51min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release date: 2 January 2015 (Sweden)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, George Kennedy, Griffin Cleveland, Jessica Lange, Omar Leyva, Steve Park, Brie Larson, Chil Kong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Da'Vone McDonald, Amin Joseph, Cjon Saulsberry, Teebone Mitchell, Jasmond Carroll