The Gambler (1974)
Constantly in debt, college professor Caan must rely on his former friends and associates to bail him out. As his habit becomes an incurable disease, Caan finds that the only people who will have anything to do with him are those to whom he owes money.
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Critic Reviews for The Gambler
Fairly good dramatics topped by strong James Caan.
James Caan is unforgettable in this tense examination of a college professor who can't stop gambling. One of the many overlooked gems of the 1970s.
Haunting Karel Reisz film
Audience Reviews for The Gambler
a thriller masquerading as a drama, but some good shots heighten what's drama; the hero needs to lose to prove to himself that he actually risked; Caan keeps us interested in himMore
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