#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A young man with an addiction to gambling has managed to get himself into serious debt. In an effort to pay off the bookies, his uncle pulls a few strings and gets him a job working for a gangster who needs a “runner” to place bets with various bookies. The gangster keeps his new “runner” on a short leash, and for the most part the young gambler behaves himself. However, the temptation of walking around with large sums of cash proves too great, and the “runner” puts both his job and his survival on the line when he dips into his boss’s funds to buy a ring for his girlfriend.
Plot: A compulsive gambler finds his new family’s safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
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a very pleasant if disturbing surprise
I certainly did not expect much from this film, so i was quite blown away at how good it actually was. given that i saw it just one week after returning from Vegas made it that much more enthralling. You can say that The Runner is a movie about the gambling lifestyle, the same way Field of Dreams is a movie about baseball, that is that the gambling aspect is just a vehicle to a very interesting character study. And the characters in this film are VERY interesting indeed. you will find yourself caring about the fate of these characters more than almost any movie you have ever seen, and for my money that is a key criteria in a rewarding movie watching experience. With all the dogs out there you could see, this one is definitely worth a look. 8.5/10
BETTING ON PEOPLE
As well as games is what wealthy, high roller “Deep Throat”, Goodman, does. He chooses Joey Harrington, a down on his luck compulsive gambler for his latest foil. Harrington, well played by Ron Eldard, is a given a large salary to act as Goodman’s “runner” with only three provisos. He is not allowed to personally gamble, he is never to touch Goodman’s money and he is never allowed to tell anyone who or what Goodman is betting on.
Along the way Harrington falls for casino waitress Katrina, nicely played by Cox/Arquette and sees the chance for a big score if he breaks one of his employment conditions.
Well obviously he falls victim to the black jack table and breaks his deal with “Deep Throat” who has some unusual means of dealing with those who break their personal agreements with him.
This is just another simple morality play but it is well paced and nice acted but Goodman is miscast and the ending is rather “hokey”.
Don’t go out of your way for this one, but don’t turn it off if you know what I mean.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Ron Moler
Writer Anthony E. Zuiker, Dustin Lee Abraham
Actors Ron Eldard, John Goodman, Joe Mantegna
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm