|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies|
A group of MIT college students use their skills and talents to learn how to count cards and win big at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. Special features include: Basic Stragegy-A Complete Film Journal; Money Plays-A Tour of the Good Life; and more.
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).
-- Television adaptations.
Mezrich, Ben, -- 1969- -- Film adaptations.
College students -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Drama.
Cardsharping -- Drama.
Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama.
Casinos -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2008
|Edition||Deluxe ed., anamorphic widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Bringing down the house.
Bosworth, Kate, 1983-
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- Bringing down the house.
Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
In English, French, or Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
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.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Features: filmmaker commentary, "Basic strategy : a complete film journal" making-of featurette, "21 : the advantage player," "Money plays : a tour of the good life," bonus digital copy of the film.
DVDs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.