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Author: Dana BrunettiKevin SpaceyMichael De LucaPeter SteinfeldAllan LoebAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 2-disc special edView all editions and formats
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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T., who wants to attend the Harvard School of Medicine, but can't afford the $300,000 for 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, who are being trained by Micky in the skill of blackjack card counting. Although initially reluctant, Ben joins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Adventure films
Suspense films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adventure
Thriller
Crime
Drama
Las Vegas Teatro
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Brunetti; Kevin Spacey; Michael De Luca; Peter Steinfeld; Allan Loeb; Robert Luketic; Jim Sturgess; Kate Bosworth; Aaron Yoo; Liza Lapira; Jacob Pitts; Josh Gad; Sam Golzari; Laurence Fishburne; Ben Mezrich; Columbia Pictures.; Relativity Media.; Trigger Street Productions.; Michael De Luca Productions (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424872685 9781424872688
OCLC Number: 228074260
Language Note: Closed-captioned; English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Optional English or Spanish subtitles for commentary track.
Notes: Based on the book: Bringing down the house : the inside story of six M.I.T. students who took Vegas for millions / by Ben Mezrich.
DVD release of the 2008 motion picture.
Anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1.
Special features include: filmmaker commentary; Basic strategy : a complete film journal (making-of featurette); 21 : the advantage player (explanation of blackjack and card counting); Money plays : a tour of the good life (featurette).
Credits: Director of photography, Russell Carpenter ; editor, Elliot Graham ; score composer, David Sardy ; costume designer, Luca Mosca ; production designer, Missy Stewart.
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Josh Gad, Sam Golzari, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and sexual content, including partial nudity.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD. Region 1.
Other Titles: 21 (Motion picture)
Twenty-one
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media ; a Trigger Street, Michael De Luca production ; produced by Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey ; produced by Michael De Luca ; screenplay by Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb ; directed by Robert Luketic.

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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T., who wants to attend the Harvard School of Medicine, but can't afford the $300,000 for 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, who are being trained by Micky in the skill of blackjack card counting. Although initially reluctant, Ben joins the club and travels with his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas. There, they use fake IDs, code talk, and hand signals to make hundreds of thousands of dollars at casino after casino. At first Ben only wants to make enough money for the tuition, but he's soon seduced by the Vegas lifestyle and the attention of fellow club member Jill . Eventually, Ben's greed and arrogance put Micky, as well as the group, on the radar of a brutal casino security enforcer named Cole Williams, who holds a personal grudge against Micky.

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