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Summary Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Directed By: Karel Reisz

Written By: James Toback

The Gambler
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Summary Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Directed By: Karel Reisz

Written By: James Toback

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Production Company Paramount Pictures
Release Date Oct 2, 1974
Duration 1 h 51 m
Rating R
Tagline For $10,000 they break your arms. For $20,000 they break your legs. Axel Freed owes $44,000.
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination