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21 (2008)
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Call no.:
DVD 002 208
Title:
21
Alternate titles:
Twenty-one
Originally produced:
2008
Format:
DVD
Summary:
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. 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. Micky is teaching them the skill of blackjack card counting. Intrigued by the desire to make money, Ben joins his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas where, using their skills of code talk and hand signals, Ben makes hundreds of thousands of dollars winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben only wants to make enough money for the tuition and then back out. 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 of some kind against Micky which threatens to undo everything the students have learned and earned.
Credits:
Columbia Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media ; a Trigger Street/Michael De Luca production ; a film by Robert Luketic ; produced by Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca ; screenplay by Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb ; directed by Robert Luketic.
Edition:
2-disc deluxe ed. ; anamorphic widescreen.
Publication:
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [c2008].
Languages:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Details:
2 DVDs (123 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
Trigger Street Productions
Michael De Luca Productions (Firm)
Director(s):
Luketic, Robert
Screenwriter(s):
Steinfeld, Peter
Loeb, Allan
Producer(s):
Brunetti, Dana
Spacey, Kevin
De Luca, Michael
Cast:
Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey.
Production:
Director of photography, Russell Carpenter; editor, Elliot Graham; music, David Sardy.
Notes:
Based on Bringing down the house : the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions / by Ben Mezrich.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2008.
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1.
Special features, disc 1: filmmaker commentary. Special features, disc 2: bonus digital copy of the film; "Basic strategy : a complete film journal" (making-of featurette); "21 : the advantage player" (the cast explains blackjack and cardcounting); "Money plays : a tour of the good life" (featurette).
Subjects:
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- Film adaptations.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Students Drama.
Cardsharping Drama.
Blackjack (Game) Drama.
College students Conduct of life Drama.
Genre:
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Crime films.
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Spoken language: English
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Title: 21
Director: Luketic, Robert
Actor: Bosworth, Kate
Actor: Fishburne, Larry
Actor: Spacey, Kevin
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Production studio: Columbia Pictures
Production studio: Michael De Luca Productions (Firm)
Production studio: Relativity Media
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Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action