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Director Robert Luketic adapts Ben Mezrich's best-seller Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions to tell the true-life tale of six genius students who used their brains to beat considerable odds. Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) may be shy, but his wallflower reputation betrays his inner brilliance. As smart as Ben may be, however, if he can't pay his tuition he'll be kicked out of M.I.T. Fortunately, the answer to all of Ben's problems is right there in the cards. Recruited to join a team of extremely gifted students who have used their mastery of numbers to beat the odds at blackjack, Ben procures a fake identity in order to join the casino scammers and their brilliant leader -- eccentric math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) -- in some highly profitable weekend excursions to Las Vegas. Counting cards isn't illegal, and by using a complex series of signals, this team has cracked the code. Of course, it doesn't take long for Ben to become seduced by the glamorous Las Vegas lifestyle, and the attention afforded to him by his sexy teammate Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth) finds him pushing his luck to the absolute limits. Laurence Fishburne stars as Cole Williams, the Sin City security chief who catches on to the group and makes it his mission to expose their lucrative blackjack scam. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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auth_author2Bosworth, Kate, 1983-
Brunetti, Dana.
De Luca, Michael, 1965-
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Graham, Elliot, 1976-
Loeb, Allan.
Luketic, Robert, 1973-
Mezrich, Ben, 1969-
Pitts, Aaron.
Sardy, David.
Spacey, Kevin.
Steinfeld, Peter.
Sturgess, Jim.
Yoo, Aaron, 1979-
author2-roleBosworth, Kate,1983-
Brunetti, Dana.
Columbia Pictures.
De Luca, Michael,1965-
Fishburne, Laurence,III,1961-
Graham, Elliot,1976-
Loeb, Allan.
Luketic, Robert,1973-
Mezrich, Ben,1969-Bringing down the house.
Michael De Luca Productions (Firm)
Pitts, Aaron.
Relativity Media.
Sardy, David.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Spacey, Kevin.
Steinfeld, Peter.
Sturgess, Jim.
Trigger Street Productions.
Yoo, Aaron,1979-
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display_descriptionBen 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.
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subject_facetAction and adventure films
Adventure -- Feature
Adventure films
Blackjack (Game) -- Drama
Card counting -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama
Casinos -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama
College students -- Conduct of life -- Drama
College teachers -- Massachusetts -- Drama
Crime -- Feature
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Drama
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Drama
Suspense films
Thriller -- Feature
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Universities and colleges -- Massachusetts -- Faculty -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_full21 [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
topic_facetAdventure films
Blackjack (Game)
Card counting
College students
College teachers
Conduct of life
Feature films
Suspense films
Universities and colleges