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Sony Pictures (2008)
Drama
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#3
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043396214552
IMDB   6.7
123 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Jim Sturgess Ben Campbell
Kevin Spacey Mickey Rosa
Kate Bosworth Jill Taylor
Laurence Fishburne Cole Williams
Aaron Yoo Choi
Liza Lapira Kianna
Jacob Pitts Fisher
Josh Gad Miles Connoly
Jack McGee Terry
Kal Thompson Businessman
Christopher Michael Holley Expensive Suit
Spencer Garrett Stemple
Sam Golzari Kameron
Eric Bruno Borgman Pervert in Strip Club
Kieu Chinh Player at table
Jack Gilpin Bob Phillips
Helen Carey Ellen Campbell
Jeffrey Ma Planet Hollywood Dealer Jeff
Director
Robert Luketic
Producer Brett Ratner
Kevin Spacey
Michael De Luca
William S. Beasley
Writer Peter Steinfeld
Allan Loeb
Ben Mezrich
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Musician David Sardy


Mickey Rosa (Kevin Spacey) is an MIT mathematics professor who recruits the brightest minds on campus to his classes. Dr. Rosa secretly teaches the trade of counting cards to the brightest kids in the hopes of cashing in on the casinos in Las Vegas. Ben (Jim Sturgess) is a mathematical genius, who quickly learns the secrets of the trade. Ben trades in the rigor of academia and Boston for the glamour of Las Vegas. Ben's skill is evident when slowly wins a large amount of cash. Along with him as part of the card-counting team are several classmates; Jill (Kate Bosworth), Miles (Josh Gad), Fisher (Jacob Pitts), Choi (Aaron Yoo), Cameron (Sam Golzari) and Stemple (Spencer Garrett). The team employs an intricate, yet legal, system of signals in order to best determine which tables are statistically in favor of the player. The card-counters start to beat the casinos by getting huge pay outs during their weekend excursions. As the money grows, the stakes become higher, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casino's enforcer, Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).
Edition Details
Edition Deluxe Edition
Distributor Sony Pictures
Release Date 7/22/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.40:1)
Subtitles English; Dutch; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned); French (Closed Captioned); Spanish (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 01 Filmmaker Commentary