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21 / Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media, a Trigger Street/Michael De Luca production, a film by Robert Luketic ; produced by Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca ; screenplay by Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb ; directed by Robert Luketic.

Sturgess, Jim (Added Author). Bosworth, Kate, 1983- (Added Author). Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- (Added Author). Mezrich, Ben, 1969- (Added Author). Brunetti, Dana. (Added Author). Spacey, Kevin (Added Author). De Luca, Michael, 1965- (Added Author). Steinfeld, Peter. (Added Author). Loeb, Allan. (Added Author). Luketic, Robert, 1973- (Added Author). Columbia Pictures. (Added Author). Relativity Media. (Added Author). Trigger Street Productions (Added Author). Michael De Luca Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey. (Cast).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1424872685
  • ISBN: 9781424872688
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2-disc special ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book 'Bring down the house: the inside story of six M.I.T. students who took Vegas for millions' by Ben Mezrich.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Russell Carpenter ; editor, Elliot Graham ; music, David Sardy ; costume designer, Luca Mosca ; production designer, Missy Stewart.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey.
Summary, etc.:
Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. Wanting to transfer to the Harvard School of Medicine, he learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the tuition. Ben is introduced into a small but secretive club by his math professor Micky Rosa. The club has four other students: Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Jimmy. They are being trained by Micky the skill of blackjack card counting. Intriged by the desire to make money, Ben joins his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas where, using their skills of code talk and hand signals. Ben makes hundreds of thousands of dollars winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben only wants to make enough money for the tuition and then back out. Ben's greed and arrogance put Micky, as well as the group, on the radar of a brutal casino security enforcer, named Cole Williams. Cole holds a personal grudge of some kind against Micky which threatens to undo everything the students have learned and earned.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and sexual content, including partial nudity.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Massachusetts Institute of Technology > Students.
Cardsharping > Drama.
Blackjack (Game) > Drama.
College students > Conduct of life > Drama.
Barajas > Nevada > Las Vegas > Teatro.
Estudiantes universitarios > Massachusetts > Teatro.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Adventure > Feature.
Thriller > Feature.
Crime > Feature.
Feature films.
Adventure films.
Suspense films.

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