Jim Bennett (Academy AwardA-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 AwardA-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...
John Goodman, , Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Leland Orser, Emory Cohen, George Kennedy, Richard Schiff, André Braugher, Domenick Lombardozzi, Anthony Kelley, Alvin Ing, Trevor Mitchell, Griffin Cleveland, Omar Leyva, Chil Kong, Da'Vone McDonald, Amin Joseph, Cjon Saulsberry, Jasmond Carroll, Ria Wilkinson, Janet Mcphail, Tina Wang, Carlos L Smith, Lauren Weedman, James Wellington, Henry Penzi, Simon Rhee, Trevor Denman, Jessika Van, Marques Johnson, Steve Park, Kent Avenido