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

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). Sturgess, Jim. (Added Author). Bosworth, Kate, 1983- (Added Author). Fishburne, Laurence, 1961- (Added Author). Mezrich, Ben, 1969- Bringing down the house. (Added Author). Columbia Pictures. (Added Author). Relative 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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Creston Public Library DVD FIC 21 (Text) 35140001210973 Fiction Videos Volume hold Checked out 2019-10-10

Record details

  • ISBN: 1435924398
  • ISBN: 9781435924390
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
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.
Restrictions on Access Note:
LICENSED FOR HOME USE ONLY
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. Then 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; and they are being trained by Mickey in 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 the skills of code talk and hand signals, Ben makes hundreds of thousands of dollars winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben wants to make only enough money for his tuition and then to back out of the group. 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 against Micky which threatens to undo everything the students have learned and earned.
Target Audience Note:
PARENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT -14+ - MATURE THEME. Manitoba Film Classification Board
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.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Blackjack (Game) > Drama.
Card counting > Nevada > Las Vegas > Drama.
College students > Conduct of life > Drama.
College teachers > Massachusetts > Drama.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology > Drama.
Casinos > Nevada > Las Vegas > Drama.
Las Vegas (Nev.) > Drama.
Barajas > Nevada > Las Vegas > Teatro.
Estudiantes universitarios > Massachusetts > Teatro.
Blackjack (Game) > Drama.
Card counting > Nevada > Las Vegas > Drama.
College students > Conduct of life > Drama.
Colleges and universities > Faculty > Massachusetts > Drama.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology > Drama.
Casinos > Nevada > Las Vegas > Drama.
Las Vegas (Nev.) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Adventure > Feature.
Thriller > Feature.
Crime > Feature.
Feature films.
Adventure films.
Suspense films.

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