Two for the Money
- 2 hr 2 min
Two for the Money is a dramatic thriller that was released in 2005. The film was directed by D.J. Caruso, and it was written by Dan Gilroy. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures and went on to make over $30 million in its theatrical release. The film is 122 minutes long and has an R rating. The R rating is due to language, violence, and some sexuality. The stars of the film are Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. Al Pacino plays Walter, the mentor to Matthew McConaughey's Brandon, in the world of gambling. The supporting cast consists of Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, and Carly Pope. The story begins as Brandon is shown successfully setting the odds for college football games. The reason he is so good at his job is he is a former college football player. He was so good it looked like he was going to go pro before he suffered an injury that put an end to his promising career. Walter is a successful businessman who runs the premier sports consulting company in the United States. The talent of Brandon appears before him, and Walter can't help but take him on as his apprentice. The result is the both of them making a lot of money. Eventually, Brandon is placed as an expert on one of Walter's sporting television shows. The success quickly goes to Brandon's head and that is where things start to spiral out of control. He begins to give bad advice, because he feels he is good enough to just pick the winner instead of doing research. This causes him to lose credibility, but not before gamblers target him for giving bad advice. The worst part of it all is it destroys his relationship with Walter; the man who gave him a chance.