Left to right: Mark Wahlberg is Jim Bennett and Jessica Lange is Roberta in THE GAMBLER, from Paramount Pictures.GB-08852RIn "The Gambler," Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) doesn't know when to hold 'em or when to fold 'em, which means he's in a tight spot with some bad people. What's a guy to do in a pinch like this, if not turn to his rich mom for a little help? Luckily, Roberta (Jessica Lange) is happy to help. Well, she's not happy about it, but she'll help anyway.

In this exclusive clip from "The Gambler," Lange is delightfully icy as she demands to withdraw $260,000 in cash from her bank account, no questions asked. "Nothing's okay when someone needs that amount of money in cash, but it's my money and it's none of your damn business," she tells the banker. Meanwhile, Jim is sitting next to his mom like an embarrassed schoolboy hiding behind his sunglasses. You're never too old to be humiliated by your parents.

"The Gambler," which is directed by Rupert Wyatt and co-stars John Goodman and Brie Larson, opens on December 25.

The Gambler - Clip No. 1

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