The Gambler

  |  Watch Now: 23/12/2008
  |  107 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC


James Caan stars as a college professor whose uncontrollable gambling habit has devastating consequences for himself and everyone around him. Lauren Hutton is the girlfriend struggling to understand his compulsion while Jacqueline Brooks is forced to draw the line as his exasperated mother. Director Karel Reisz and maverick screenwriter James Toback explore the dark side of human nature with this uncompromisingly bleak tale. Remade in 2014 with Mark Wahlberg.