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The Gambler

R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
New York City English professor Axel Freed (James Caan) outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him. After a heavy loss betting on basketball, he relies on his mother to bail him out to the tune of $44,000. Unfazed, he continues to gamble recklessly, winning big at a casino, only to blow it all just as quickly. When his debts become more than he can handle, the loan sharks begin to circle.

Cast: James Caan , Paul Sorvino , Lauren Hutton , Morris Carnovsky , Jacqueline Brookes , Burt Young , Carmine Caridi , Vic Tayback

Director: Karel Reisz

Genres: Drama

The Gambler (1974)

Release Date: January 1st, 1974|1 hr. 49 min.

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