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The Gambler (2014)

  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 125 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 1 January 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
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  • IMDb page: The Gambler (2014)
  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 125 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 1 January 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Director: Rupert Wyatt
  • Stars: Jessica Lange, Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Jon Brion  Theo Green   
  • Plot Keyword: Professor | Gangster | Gambling | Remake | Gambling Debt

Writing Credits By:

  • William Monahan (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Leonardo DiCaprio was originally slated to star when the project was first announced. 23 of 23 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Mark Wahlberg dropped 61lbs for his role as Jim Bennett, going from 198lbs to 137lbs by doing a diet consisting of mostly liquid food and veggies and a workout of strictly cardio. 34 of 35 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Mark Wahlberg said that he would prepare his whole life for a role like this. However he said he would never lose that much weight again for a role. 21 of 21 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • 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 believable performance. 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Much like the original film with James Caan, this is a loose adaptation of the classic Fyodor Dostoevsky novella, The Gambler. Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No |
  • Mark Wahlberg stated that the role of Jim Bennett was the most challenging role of his career. Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A literature college professor and high stakes gambler runs afoul of a loan shark and his bodyguard-like gangsters while he has an affair with one of his students. Full summary » |  »

Story: 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 byParamount Pictures

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Robert Chartoff known as producer
  • David Crockett known as executive producer
  • Stephen Levinson known as producer
  • Mark Wahlberg known as producer
  • David Winkler known as producer
  • Irwin Winkler known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jessica Lange known as Roberta
  • Mark Wahlberg known as Jim Bennett
  • Brie Larson known as Amy Phillips
  • Sonya Walger known as Angelina
  • John Goodman known as Frank
  • Caitlin O'Connor known as Poker Masseuse
  • Erika Jordan known as Erotic Dancer Salene
  • Michael Kenneth Williams known as Neville (as Michael K. Williams)
  • Anne McDaniels known as Exotic Dancer Savannah
  • George Kennedy known as Ed
  • Leland Orser known as Larry Jones
  • Richard Schiff known as Jeweler
  • Domenick Lombardozzi
  • Jacob Bertrand known as Young Boy
  • Emory Cohen known as Dexter
  • Natalija Ugrina known as Masseuse
  • Raquel Pomplun known as Stripper
  • Steve Park known as Number 2 (as Stephen Park)
  • Meghan Aruffo known as Lifeguard
  • Lauryn Morse known as Basketball Game Vendor
  • Jenelle McKee known as Casino Hostess
  • Alexandra Vino known as Lori
  • Michele Plaia known as Masseuse
  • Olesya Grushko known as Chiong Sam Girl
  • Simon Rhee known as Korean Bodyguard #2
  • Amin Joseph known as Heavy
  • Ellen Ho known as Student
  • Jon Komp Shin known as Heavy
  • Belen Rosenberg known as Basketball Fan
  • Phedra Syndelle known as Hooker
  • Kellie Aiken known as Young Roberta
  • Lindsey Elizabeth known as Katie
  • William Patrick Brown known as Party Guest
  • Shakira Ja'nai Paye known as Student
  • Jim Mitchell known as Game Spectator
  • Melanie McComb known as Student
  • Megan Hui known as Contortionist
  • Griffin Cleveland known as Young Jim
  • Eric Bryan Stone known as Basketball Player
  • Anita Liao known as Casino Hostess
  • Kelly Bacon known as High-Fiving Court Fan
  • Rebecca Lee Robertson known as Student
  • Jahmilla Jackson known as Supporting
  • Teebone Mitchell known as Posse
  • Omar Leyva known as Valet
  • Jennifer Floyd known as Nurse
  • Henry Penzi known as Black Jack Player
  • Mattie Hawkinson known as Student
  • Mike Rylander known as Game Announcer
  • Stephanie McIntyre known as Basketball Fan
  • Todd Tetreault known as ROTC Squad Leader
  • Cjon Saulsberry known as Posse #1
  • Jason Her known as Radio Host (voice)
  • Eddie Martinez known as Steward
  • Sarunas Jackson known as Wilhelm
  • Steve Kim known as Korean Bodyguard #1
  • Kent Avenido known as Den Owner
  • James Wellington known as Dealer
  • Josiah Blount known as Nebbish
  • Marc Abbink known as Press Member
  • Taylor Christian known as Student
  • Michael J. Fisher known as Basketball Coach
  • Alan Mueting known as Sprots Reporter
  • Dawayne Jordan known as Basketball Fan
  • Greg Duncan known as Security Consultant
  • Justin Ryan known as Basketball Fan
  • Anthony Kelley known as Lamar Allen
  • Norman Towns known as Brodey
  • Taylor West known as Female Basketball Player
  • Alvin Ing known as Mister Lee
  • Steve Wong known as Mr. Mahjong
  • J. Denise known as Posse (as Janet Mc)
  • Daniel Mitchell known as Jim's Dad
  • Alex Gregory known as Basketball Player
  • Joseph Steven known as Funeral Priest
  • Nicki Dion known as Student
  • Sun Jae Kim known as Gambler Ken
  • Airrese Marie known as Hooker
  • TJ Nibbio known as Basketball Fan
  • Teazz Yung known as Supporting
  • Rio Ahn known as Korean Pit Boss
  • Rex Hindrichs known as Donovan Cham (Wildcats Player)
  • Jen Yim known as Showgirl
  • Monda Scott known as Nurse
  • Jonathan Gatz known as Screaming Fan
  • Moses Yim known as Upscale Gambler
  • Stephan Choi known as Black Jack Dealer
  • Iain Sandison known as Bookstore Guy
  • Christopher Brian Nicoletti known as Basketball Coach
  • Scott Cordts known as Fan
  • Hanna Messick known as Cheongsam Girl
  • Howard Cai known as Student (uncredited)
  • Aaron Cavette known as ROTC Recruit (uncredited)
  • Cory Del Rio known as Basketball Arena Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Riley Halden known as Basketball Fan (uncredited)
  • Slim Khezri known as Basketball Fan (uncredited)
  • Rich Y. Lee known as Upscale High Roller Gambler (uncredited)
  • David Michael Nickerson known as Courtside Photographer (uncredited)
  • Phillip O'Riley known as Courtside Agent (uncredited)
  • Frankie Ponce known as Man Holding Lamar Sign (uncredited)
  • Joe Warshaw known as Courtside Fan (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Diana Acrey known as hairstylist
  • Howard Berger known as makeup department head
  • Douglas Noe known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Jory Alvarado known as set dresser
  • Scott M. Anderson known as set dresser
  • Bart Barbuscia known as set dresser
  • Jason Bedig known as leadman
  • Claudia Bonfe known as Set Decorating Lead Buyer
  • Chad R. Davis known as on-set dresser
  • Brad Einhorn known as property master
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • Timothy Feimster known as set dresser
  • Carolyn Lassek known as assistant property master
  • Josh McKevitt known as art department assistant
  • Barbara Mesney known as set designer
  • Candice Muriedas known as art department coordinator
  • Bradley Rubin known as assistant art director
  • Eric S. Saperstein known as paint foreman
  • Andrew Settle known as leadman: reshoots
  • Samuel J. Tell known as set decorating buyer




Production Companies:

  • Paramount Pictures
  • Winkler Films

Other Companies:

  • Big Crowds  crowd casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Hurwitz Creative  Electronic Press Kit (EPK Produced by)
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by (as Panavision Woodland Hills)
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD Editing Equipment
  • Reel Security  production security (uncredited)

Additional Details


  • Maison Motion (2015) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sookie Pictures (2014) (South Korea) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Atomic Arts (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Johan Alfort known as digital compositor
  • Juan Alonso known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Amor known as digital compositor
  • Tomás Arando known as digital compositor
  • Yavor Asenov known as digital compositor
  • Ewelina Bogacka known as digital compositor
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Justin Cornish known as visual effects supervisor
  • Maurizio Di Vitto known as digital compositor
  • Andrea Dutti known as compositor
  • Andre Giordani known as matchmove artist/3D generalist/animator: Atomic Arts
  • Ivan Grozev known as digital compositor
  • Ganesh Lakshmigandan known as effects & lighting technical director
  • Brooke Lyndon-Stanford known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jorge Quinteros known as vfx editor: Atomic Arts
  • Jasdip Sagar known as digital compositor
  • Gabriel Sitjas known as digital compositor
  • Reyffer Sousa known as compositing technical director
  • Nick Tregenza known as digital compositor
  • Desislava Valcheva known as senior nuke compositor
  • Prajwal Vas known as digital compositor

MPAA: Rated R for language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity



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