|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 15 copies|
A group of MIT college students, along with their professor, use their skills and talents to learn how to count cards in order to win big at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. Based on a true story.
Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who -- needing to pay school tuition -- finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) leading the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer: Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Blackjack (Game) -- Drama.
Card counting -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama.
College students -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
College teachers -- Massachusetts -- Drama.
Casinos -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama.
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2008
|Other Titles|| Bringing down the house.
Beasley, William S.
De Luca, Michael, 1965-
Luketic, Robert, 1973-
Bosworth, Kate, 1983-
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- Bringing down the house.
Relative Media (Firm)
Trigger Street Productions.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey.
Director of photography, Russell Carpenter; editor, Elliot Graham; music, David Sardy; costume designer, Luca Mosca; production designer, Missy Stewart.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and sexual content, including partial nudity.
In English, French, and Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the book: Bringing down the house, by Ben Mezrich.
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mastered in high definition.
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.