“The Gambler” movie quotes tell the story of one man who gets into trouble while gambling. The crime drama is an adaptation of the 1974 film of the same title and was directed by Rupert Wyatt using a screenplay by William Monahan. “The Gambler” opened in theaters on December 25, 2014.
In “The Gambler,” Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a literature professor by day and gambling addict by night. Up a considerable amount of money at the casino, Jim bets it all and loses big. This leaves him in debt to the wrong folks and his life in jeopardy. To complicate things even more, one of his students Amy (Brie Larson) pursues him for a romantic relationship after seeing him gambling one night.
So Jim is forced borrow money from his mother (Jessica Lange) and get into business with a gangster (John Goodman) in an effort to get himself out of his gambling debts. But getting right with both sides means playing one against the other and taking risks, things that put both he and his loved ones lives in jeopardy.“The Gambler” hit theaters on Christmas 2014 playing alongside the likes of ”The Interview,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” ”Mr. Turner,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," and "Horrible Bosses 2.
An Inappropriate Relationship
Amy Phillips: “If I have to fool you into an inappropriate relationship to get you out of your job, I’m ready to go.”
Jim Bennett: “So am I.”
Jim Bennett: “A real love, a real thing to do everyday and I just rather die if I don’t get it. Did I just say that out loud?”
If You Don't Have the Magic, Don't Bother
Jim Bennett: “If you take away nothing else from my class, let it be this. If you don’t have the magic, don’t bother. Desiring a thing cannot make you have it.”In addition to being a gambler, Jim is also a literature professor. Occasionally, though, his two worlds intersect like in this scene when he advises his students based on his gambling career.
Roberta: “My family has been with this bank since my father in law started it.”
Bank Official: “Are you a relation?”
Roberta: “This is my son.”
Jim Bennett: “Either you can’t see the uncanny resemblance or you’re implying she’s under duress.”
Roberta: “Now what I want is $260,000 in cash.”
Bank Official: “Is everything okay?”
Roberta: “When someone needs that amount of money in cash, nothing’s okay.”
What's Wrong With You?
Frank: “Birth, education, intelligence, talent, looks, I’ve seen you be half a million dollars up.”
Jim Bennett: “I’ve been up two-and-a-half million dollars.”
Frank: “What’s wrong with you? You got brain damage?”