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The Gambler


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Drama starring
James Caan
Lauren Hutton
Axel Freed is a successful professor of literature with a self-destructive compulsion to gamble. In massive debt to a violent loan shark, he takes one more huge risk.
Director Karel Reisz (1974, 18)
♦ See Films: pages 40-47


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Lauren Hutton
Unknown: Axel Freed
Director: Karel Reisz
Axel Freed: James Caan
Billie: Lauren Hutton
Hips: Paul Sorvino
AR Lowenthal: Morris Carnovsky
Naomi: Jacqueline Brookes
Carmine: Burt Young
Jimmy: Carmine Caridi
One: Vic Tayback
Howie: Steven Keats

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