Axel Freed is a Harvard University–educated English professor with a gambling addiction that begins to spiral out of control. In the classroom, Freed inspires his college students with his interpretations of Fyodor Dostoevsky's work. In his personal life, Axel has the affection of the beautiful Billie and the admiration of his family, including his mother, Naomi, who is a doctor, and his grandfather, a wealthy businessman.
|contentLocation||New York City Russian Empire|
|keywords||addiction basketball team behavioral addiction bet college basketball college student english professor expect fyodor dostoevsky gamble gambling addiction game ghetto harvard university las vegas loan shark nothing only way out of control point shaving shave points warn|
|producer||Irwin Winkler Robert Chartoff|
|productionCompany||Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.|
|recordedAt||Las Vegas Valley New York City|