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Overview

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. ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1: ; Filmmaker commentary; ; Disc 2:; Bonus digital copy of the film ; Basic Strategy: A complete film journal - Making-of featurette; 21: The advantage player - The cast explains the game of blackjack and card counting; Money Plays: A tour of the good life - Featurette that explores the clothes, luxuries and locations shown in the film
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • UPC: 043396214552
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2-Disc Deluxe Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 91,999

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Sturgess Ben, Ben Campbell
Kevin Spacey Micky Rosa
Kate Bosworth Jill
Aaron Yoo Choi
Liza Lapira Kianna
Jacob Pitts Fisher
Laurence Fishburne Cole Williams
Jack McGee Terry
Josh Gad Miles
Sam Golzari Cam
Helen Carey Ellen Campbell
Jack Gilpin Bob Phillips
Donna Lows Planet Hollywood Dealer
Butch Williams Planet Hollywood Dealer
Jeffrey Ma Planet Hollywood Dealer Jeff
Frank Patton Planet Hollywood Floor Manager
Steven Richard Vezina Red Rock Dealer
Chaska T. Werner Red Rock Dealer
Kyle D. Morris Red Rock Dealer
Ernell Manabat Red Rock Doorman
Frankie DeAngelo Red Rock Host
Marcus Weiss Red Rock Valet
Anthony DiMaria Hard Rock Doorman
Christopher Holley Philosophical Gambler
Scott Clark Beringer Big Shot
Terasa Livingstone Russian's Girlfriend
Jeff Dashnaw Russian Mafioso
Colin Angle Professor Hanes
Supriya Chakrabarti Professor
Bradley Thoennes Warren
Kieu Chinh Chinese Woman
Alice Lo Chinese Woman
Sally Livingston Chemistry Review Girl
Henry Houh Chinatown Dealer
Frank Chen Shinatown Host
Spencer Garrett Stemple
Celeste Oliva Airport Screener
Tom McGowan Husband
Ruby Hondros Wife
Christian Mello Drunk Dude
Greg Seymore Drunk Dude
Technical Credits
Robert Luketic Director
Marleen Alter Makeup
William Shackleton Arnot Camera Operator
William S. Beasley Executive Producer
Dana Brunetti Producer
Richard L. Bucher Stunts
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
E. David Cosier Set Decoration/Design
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
J.J. Dashnaw Stunts
Michael De Luca Producer
David E. Diano Camera Operator
Elliot Graham Editor
James M. Halty Stunts
Erin Ricotti Hice Stunts
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
George R. Lee Set Decoration/Design
Allan Loeb Screenwriter
Billy Lucas Stunts
Francine Maisler Casting
Luca Mosca Costumes/Costume Designer
Brett Ratner Executive Producer
Mic Rodgers Stunts
Jason Rodriguez Stunts
Susan Romero Makeup
David Sardy Score Composer
Kevin Spacey Producer
Peter Steinfeld Screenwriter
Missy Stewart Production Designer
James F. Truesdale Art Director
Christina Wilson Art Director
Scott Wolf Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Workman Stunts
Danny Wynands Stunts
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 21: Feature Film
1. Chapter 1 [4:11]
2. Chapter 2 [3:48]
3. Chapter 3 [4:14]
4. Chapter 4 [4:21]
5. Chapter 5 [6:54]
6. Chapter 6 [2:46]
7. Chapter 7 [2:57]
8. Chapter 8 [2:46]
9. Chapter 9 [4:01]
10. Chapter 10 [4:48]
11. Chapter 11 [2:59]
12. Chapter 12 [4:18]
13. Chapter 13 [3:31]
14. Chapter 14 [3:58]
15. Chapter 15 [5:31]
16. Chapter 16 [3:03]
17. Chapter 17 [2:56]
18. Chapter 18 [5:33]
19. Chapter 19 [4:02]
20. Chapter 20 [5:22]
21. Chapter 21 [7:49]
22. Chapter 22 [4:54]
23. Chapter 23 [3:09]
24. Chapter 24 [4:19]
25. Chapter 25 [2:48]
26. Chapter 26 [3:41]
27. Chapter 27 [4:48]
28. Chapter 28 [8:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- 21: Feature Film
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Audio
         English
         Français
         Español
      Subtitles
         English
         English Subtitled Commentary
         Français
         Español
         Español Subtitled Commentary
         Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Filmmaker Commentary: On
      Filmmaker Commentary: Off
      Previews
         Blu-Ray Disc Is High-Definition!
         The House Bunny
         Lakeview Terrace
         Quarantine
         Cj7
         Prom Night
         Across the Universe
         Music From 21
         The Other Boleyn Girl
         Casino Royale
         Married Life
         Vantage Point
         Persepolis
         The Shield
         Rescue Me
         Made of Honor
         Taking Five
Disc #2 -- 21: Special Features
   Digital Copy
      Play Introduction
   Featurettes
      Play All
      The Advantage Player
      Basic Strategy: A Complete Film Journal
      Money Plays: A Tour of the Good Life
   Subtitles
      English
      Español
      Subtitles Off
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