21


2h 2m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Ben Campbell 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 thei

Film Details

Also Known As
21 (Sony), 21: Las Vegas, Beat the House, Beginner's Luck, Breaking Vegas, Breaking Vegas (MGM/Ratner/Spacey), Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, System, The, Twenty-One, Untitled Blackjack Picture
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Ben Campbell 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 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, 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.

Crew

Marleen Alter

Makeup Artist

Ken Andrews

Song

Ken Andrews

Song Performer

Johanna Argan

Costumer

William Arnot

Camera Operator

William Arnot

Steadicam Operator

Laura Harris Atkinson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Chris Bankoff

Compositing Supervisor

Brett Barrett

Special Effects Foreman

Travis Bauer

Assistant

Bill Beasley

Executive Producer

Bill Beasley

Unit Production Manager

Carlos Bermudez

Best Boy Electric

Solon Bixler

Song

Kirk Bloom

Assistant Camera

Gary Bourgeois

Sound Mixer

David Bowie

Song

Bob Bowman

Assistant Sound Editor

Doyle Bramhall

Song

Laurie Bramhall

Costumer

Deanna Brigidi

Casting Associate

Craig A Brink

Rigging Gaffer

Brad Brock

Foley Mixer

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Erik L Brown

Assistant Camera

Dana Brunetti

Producer

Eric Bryant

Assistant Art Director

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Daniel Buck

Animation Director

Skip Burrows

Special Effects Technician

John Cairns

Digital Effects Artist

Randy California

Song

Ian Campbell

Assistant

Tony Campenni

Dolly Grip

James Cargill

Song

Jules Carideo

Production Coordinator

Kerry Carmean

Foley Editor

Robert Carnes

Transportation Co-Captain

Russell Carpenter

Director Of Photography

Gloria Pasqua Casny

Hair

David Catching

Song

Elizabeth A Cecchini

Hair Stylist

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

Sonja Christoph

Dga Trainee

Monika Chvatikova

Visual Effects

Robin Citrin

Location Manager

Ashley Clark

Visual Effects Producer

Jason Clemence

Special Effects Technician

Keely Colcleugh

Digital Effects Artist

Garry Conrad

Special Effects Technician

Brian Copenhagen

Boom Operator

Joe Corrales Jr.

Song

David Cosier

Set Designer

Mick Cukurs

Set Designer

Rivers Cuomo

Song

Sean Cushing

Visual Effects Editor

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Emily Davis

Accounting Assistant

Scott D. Davis

Rigging Gaffer

Giuseppe De Luca

Song

Michael De Luca

Producer

Ramses Del Hierro

Production Assistant

Kristen Detwiler

Assistant

David Diano

Camera Operator

Michael Diieso

Rigging Grip

Domino

Song Performer

Thomas Doran

Dolly Grip

Billy Dowd

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tracey A Doyle

Set Decorator

Noah Dubreuil

On-Set Dresser

Sean Duhame

Graphic Artist

Brian Dunn

Production Assistant

Scott M Dwyer

Special Effects Technician

John Eriksson

Song

Caroline Errington

Costume Supervisor

Liza D Espinas

Assistant Editor

Darren Farrow

Song

Matt Farrow

Song

Richard File

Song

Mark Fitzgerald

Assistant Location Manager

Anne C. Ford

Production Accountant

Ethan Fox

Craft Service

Graham Fyffe

Animation Director

Kenny Gallagher

Accounting Assistant

Jordan Galland

Song

Jessica Gallavan

Adr Editor

Wilma Garscadden-gahret

Script Supervisor

Justin George

Production Secretary

Jennifer Gerbino

Assistant Property Master

Gillian Gilbert

Song

Mark Glaser

Cg Supervisor

Rob Glazer

Animator

Ben Goldwasser

Song

Mark S Gordon

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Chris Goss

Song

Elliot Graham

Editor

Lauren Grey

Casting

Molly Grundman

Costumer

David Gulick

Property Master

James Halty

Stunts

William B Hamilton

Costumer

Michael Hannah

Costumer

Charles Harrington

Location Manager

Mark Hartzell

Assistant Editor

Brendan Harvey

Production Assistant

Zoe Hay

Makeup Artist

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Freddie Hice

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Hook

Song

J. M. Hunter

Art Department Coordinator

Nancy Hyland

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Iovino

Photography

Rusty Ippolito

Digital Effects Artist

Mick Jagger

Song

Hamish Jenkinson

Assistant

Carlton Kaller

Song

Carlton Kaller

Music Editor

Carlton Kaller

Song Performer

Christopher Karloff

Song

Ryan Kavanaugh

Executive Producer

Joseph Kearney

Construction Coordinator

Patricia Keenan

Song

Spencer Kehe

Production Secretary

Parrish Kennington

Costumer

Myung Sook Kim

Digital Effects Artist

Myung Sook Kim

Rotoscope Animator

Vanessa Knoll

Costumer

Robert Konowalow

Production Assistant

Michael Kowalczyk

Production Assistant

Kristin Koziarski

Production Assistant

Matt Kutcher

Special Effects Coordinator

Shari Lafranchi

Production Coordinator

Josh Lambert

Song

Yvonne Lambert

Song

James Lavelle

Song

George R Lee

Set Designer

Len Levine

Gaffer

Colin Liggett

Digital Effects Artist

Allan Loeb

Screenplay

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Billy Lucas

Stunts

Lucia Mace

Hair

Margaux Mackay

Visual Effects Producer

Francine Maisler

Casting Director

Gray Marshall

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tania Mccomas

Makeup

Isaac Mejia

Production Assistant

Rob Meyers

Character Animation

Ben Mezrich

Source Material

Toto Miranda

Song

Janine Moore

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Moren

Song

Nicole Morier

Song

Kyle Morris

Technical Advisor

Stephen Morris

Song

John M Morse

Assistant Director

Luca Mosca

Costume Designer

Liela Moss

Song

Justin Muller

Assistant Director

James Murphy

Music Producer

James Murphy

Song

Cory C. Myler

Production Coordinator

Stephen Nakamura

Colorist

John Naveira

Post-Production Supervisor

Tracy Neftzger

Key Rigging Grip

Bob Newlan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Christopher Nichols

Cg Supervisor

Great Northern

Song Performer

William O'brien

Transportation Captain

Greg Orloff

Sound Mixer

J. P. Ouellette

Production Assistant

Carlo Pes

Song

Sergio Pizzorno

Song

Gianfranco Plenizio

Music Conductor

Andrew Poleszak

Assistant Costume Designer

Luke Poling

Assistant Production Coordinator

Vanessa Pyne

Assistant

Patrick Quinn

Assistant Camera

Brett Ratner

Executive Producer

Mick Reinman

Storyboard Artist

Tony Reyes

Song

Keith Richard

Song

Erin Ricotti-hice

Stunts

Richard Riggs

Scenic Artist

Mic Rodgers

Stunts

Jason Rodriguez

Stunts

Evan Rogers

Song

Dan Romero

Transportation Captain

Susan Romero

Makeup Artist

Mark Ronson

Song Performer

Scott Rorie

Assistant Director

Cindy Rose

Hair Stylist

Eda Roth

Dialect Coach

Jason Ruder

Music Editor

John Ruggieri

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael Sean Ryan

Transportation Co-Captain

Jorge Sanchez

Assistant Camera

David Sardy

Music Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
21 (Sony), 21: Las Vegas, Beat the House, Beginner's Luck, Breaking Vegas, Breaking Vegas (MGM/Ratner/Spacey), Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, System, The, Twenty-One, Untitled Blackjack Picture
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 2008

Released in United States on Video July 22, 2008

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2008

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 7-15, 2008.

Trigger Street Productions optioned the movie treatment for the book, "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" by Ben Mezrich; published by Free Press in September 2002.

Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner previously attached to direct. Shawn Levy previously mentioned to direct.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Released in United States March 2008 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 7-15, 2008.)

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2008

Released in United States on Video July 22, 2008

Sony picked up the project from MGM's development slate.