Runner, Runner

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Runner, Runner
A wealthy grad student, who believes he's been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront the online gambling tycoon who he thinks is responsible. The student is seduced by the gambler's promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce him into helping bring down the gambler, he faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.

91 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.


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Can you introduce me to Brittany?


Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, Michael Esper
Brad Furman
ScreenplayBrian Koppelman, David Levien
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyMauro Fiore
EditingJeff McEvoy
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2013
Produced byAppian Way, Double Feature Films, New Regency Pictures, Paragon Studios, Stone Village Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageModerate impact, frequent
SexMild to moderate, actual and implied, brief, infrequent
ViolenceModerate impact, brief, infrequent
Drug abuseLow to mild impact, infrequent, alcohol and tobacco, socially
CommentsMaterial contains complex and mature themes of gambling, money laundering, racketeering, promoting gambling on campus, online gambling, financial crimes, corruption, blackmail, threats, kidnapping, love, trust, lies, betrayal, greed, double-cross, being set up to take the fall, co-operation with FBI, arrests. Themes may be unsuitable for children udner 13 as it depicts gambling, addiction, cheating, defrauding of customers, bribery and money laundering as a means to living a wealthy lifestyle. Therefore children under the age of 13 may find it confusing, misleading, distressing or upsetting. This behaviour is punished ''social consideration'' [sic] when the antagonist is arrested, clearly indicating that ''crime does not pay''.
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Scale (Max)20

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