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Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team

Author: Bruce David KleinSemyon DukachJon HirschtickBen MezrichMax RubinAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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A group of college students used its math skills to win millions and life in the fast lane seemed like a sure bet. Slip back to the '80s and '90s, when a group of overachieving M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce David Klein; Semyon Dukach; Jon Hirschtick; Ben Mezrich; Max Rubin; Beverly Griffin; Andy Anderson; Bill Hecht; Edward O Thorp; Matthew Howe; Aaron Stanford; Rudy Matchinga; Erik Klein; Michael Richard Plowman; Atlas Media Corp.; History Channel (Television network); A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767063783 9780767063784
OCLC Number: 55532147
Notes: Special features: bonus documentary: "High rollers: a history of gambling"; "How to win in Las Vegas" episode from the History Channel's signature series 'Conquest'.
Credits: Director of photography, Matthew Howe ; narrator, Aaron Stanford ; art director, Rudy Matchinga ; editor, Erik Klein ; music, Michael Richard Plowman.
Performer(s): Interviews with: Semyon Dukach, Jon Hirschtick, Ben Mezrich, Max Rubin, Beverly Griffin, Andy Anderson, Bill Hecht, Edward O. Thorp.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital stereo.
Responsibility: an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein.

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A group of college students used its math skills to win millions and life in the fast lane seemed like a sure bet. Slip back to the '80s and '90s, when a group of overachieving M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the casinos. Betting $50,000 a hand, the students racked up millions in winnings before their ingenious scam folded.

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