In "Runner Runner," Justin Timberlake stars as college student Richie Furst. Faced with the mounting bills of attending Princeton University, Richie uses his mathematical skills to succeed at high-stakes online poker to pay his tuition. All is going well until he loses, badly. But this isn't just any loss, Richie soon learns he was cheated.
With his future on the line, Richie heads off to Costa Rica to confront online casino mogul Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Ivan not only makes things right financially but offers Richie a job he can't refuse. Richie has all the money he wants, a lavish lifestyle, a pretty girl (Gemma Arterton) and all is good. That is until he's approached by an FBI agent (Anthony Mackie) who tries to turn Richie against Ivan. Richie is forced to choose a side or make the tough choice to go out on his own to determine his own future.
"Runner Runner" hits theaters in the fall 2013 movie season which already features a number of other great movies like "Gravity," "Don Jon," "Rush, "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," "Riddick," "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, and "Elysium".
This Is Your Job
Richie Furst: "You let me walk right into it, Ivan."
Ivan Block: "This is your job. You want a clear conscience, go start a charity. But if you want your own island and your boss says you gotta go out there and take a beating, you go out there, take it and come back to work and say, 'do you need me to do it again?'"
Upset after he was ambushed on the job, Richie sees an explanation from Ivan. Ivan however sees it as a choice. Richie can go do something more flowery or he can stay here and work for his take.
Taking a Shot at a Real Business
Richie Furst: "Richie Furst"
Ivan Block: "Welcome aboard. This is the House. I never in a million years thought I'd have something like this."
Richie Furst: "Why the House?"
Ivan Block: "The house always wins, which is why we don't have to cheat people."
Richie Furst: "But the math is right. Am I missing something?"
Ivan Block: "No, no, you didn't miss anything. We missed something. I'm very grateful. I am nothing if not world class at showing my gratitude so your account has been credited with the amount that you lost."
Richie Furst: "I don't know what to say. Thank you"
Ivan Block: "Well listen. I put a little something extra in here for your troubles. That will get you through your masters. I think that ends our business here.Unless of course you feel like sticking around and taking a shot at a real business, guaranteed seven figures in the first 18 months, guaranteed eight figures in the first three years. What do you say? Is it Newark or you stick around here with me?"
Richie Furst: "What do you think?"
Gamble for Tuition Money
College student: "Is your plan to gamble for your tuition money?"
Richie Furst: "It must be really nice to have your education paid for… I've been three-tabling… Statistically it's the right play… This is the one you wait for."
College student: "Maybe he was waiting for you."
Are You Doing Something Wrong?
Ivan Block: "Just ask yourself, are you doing something wrong?"
Richie Furst: "Are we? Why is the FBI all over me?"
Ivan Block: "He's jealous. He sees what you have. He sees what you're gonna have and he's plugging away for chump change."