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Runner Runner Movie Quotes

Updated November 6, 2017 61 votes 30 voters 23.3k views10 items

"Runner Runner" movie quotes follow the clues in the crime drama thriller about the lavish world of online poker. The film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and directed by Brad Furman. "Runner Runner" opened in the United states on October 4, 2013.

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".
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    Your Dad Was a Deadbeat

    Your Dad Was a Deadbeat
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    Ivan Block: "If I wasn't your friend, I'd say your dad was a deadbeat. You owe money like that you get a reputation. That's how I knew how to find him. Now hopefully we can get him some help, we can get you some help too. Here's the thing, Richie. Your dad owes $187,000 so this is what I did. I bought the debt. I own the paper on your father. The only person who can do anything to him now is me."

    Ivan puts Richie in a vert difficult position. Richie wants to leave Ivan but having his father on Ivan's list makes this nearly impossible.
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    You Have a Real Gift

    You Have a Real Gift
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    University Dean: "You have a real gift. I want you to make this place proud but gambling is forbidden on campus."
    Richie Furst: "I owe $60,000 tuition due next week and that's if I don't eat."
    University Dean: "Change your tune or you won't have a school to pay for."

    Richie is not just in a tight spot financially, owing $60,000 in tuition to Princeton, but his university dean is aware of his gambling too. There is one out, making money for the dean. Though it's not the best situation, it's all he has right now.
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    I Was Cheated

    I Was Cheated
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    Tech Guy: "Look how far outside the normal win rates the guys who beat you are."
    Richie Furst: "I was cheated."

    Upon examining the win rates, Richie and a friend notice a glaring spike in his opponent's records. It wasn't that Richie lost, he was cheated.
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    Any Idea How Crazy This Is

    Any Idea How Crazy This Is
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    College student: "You're about to jet off to a country you've never been to with a language you do not speak."
    Richie Furst: "Do you have any idea how crazy this is?"

    Richie's friend tries to talk him out of flying to Costa Rica to confront the head of his poker website about the inconsistencies but Richie isn't trying to hear it. Despite being out if his element there, Richie needs to pursue this.
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