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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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 28, 2008

Cast

Jim Sturgess
as Ben Campbell
Kevin Spacey
as Micky Rosa
Kate Bosworth
as Jill
Aaron Yoo
as Choi
Liza Lapira
as Kianna
Jacob Pitts
as Fisher
Laurence Fishburne
as Cole Williams
Jack McGee
as Terry
Josh Gad
as Miles
Sam Golzari
as Cam
Helen Carey
as Ellen Campbell
Jack Gilpin
as Bob Phillips
Donna Lows
as Planet Hollywood Dealer
Butch Williams
as Planet Hollywood Dealer
Jeffrey Ma
as Planet Hollywood Dealer Jeff
Frank Patton
as Planet Hollywood Floor Manager
Kyle D. Morris
as Red Rock Dealer
Ernell Manabat
as Red Rock Doorman
Frankie DeAngelo
as Red Rock Host
Marcus Weiss
as Red Rock Valet
Anthony DiMaria
as Hard Rock Doorman
Christopher Holley
as Philosophical Gambler
Scott Clark Beringer
as Big Shot
Terasa Livingstone
as Russian's Girlfriend
Jeff Dashnaw
as Russian Mafioso
Colin Angle
as Professor Hanes
Supriya Chakrabarti
as Professor
Bradley Thoennes
as Warren
Kieu Chinh
as Chinese Woman
Alice Lo
as Chinese Woman
Sally Livingston
as Chemistry Review Girl
Henry Houh
as Chinatown Dealer
Frank Chen
as Shinatown Host
Spencer Garrett
as Stemple
Celeste Oliva
as Airport Screener
Tom McGowan
as Husband
Ruby Hondros
as Wife
Christian Mello
as Drunk Dude
Greg Seymore
as Drunk Dude

Crew

Robert Luketic
Director
Michael De Luca
Producer
Dana Brunetti
Producer
Kevin Spacey
Producer
Allan Loeb
Screenwriter
Ben Mezrich
Book Author
Peter Steinfeld
Screenwriter
Russell Carpenter
Cinematographer
David Sardy
Composer (Music Score)
Elliot Graham
Editor
Missy Stewart
Production Designer
James F. Truesdale
Art Director
Christina Wilson
Art Director
Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer
William S. Beasley
Executive Producer
Brett Ratner
Executive Producer
E. David Cosier
Set Designer
George R. Lee
Set Designer
Mick Cukurs
Set Designer
Luca Mosca
Costume Designer
Scott Wolf
Sound/Sound Designer
Jason Rodriguez
Stunts
Scott Workman
Stunts
Danny Wynands
Stunts
Billy Lucas
Stunts
Mic Rodgers
Stunts
Francine Maisler
Casting
Graham Fyffe
Technical Director
Bobby Bowman
Assistant Sound Editor
Parrish Kennington
Costume/Wardrobe
Marc Vena
Storyboard Artist
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Rusty Ippolito
Painter (digital)
Nancy Hyland
Compositor
Cid Swank
Unit Publicist
Michael Wilhoit
Supervising Sound Editor
Jason Ruder
Assistant Music Editor
Cory Myler
Assistant Production Coordinator
Ashley Clark
Visual Effects Producer
Kristen Detwiler
Producer's Assistant
L. Justin Muller
Assistant Director
Laurie Bramhall
Costume/Wardrobe
Johanna Argan
Costume/Wardrobe
Peter Iovino
Still Photographer
Luke Poling
Assistant Production Coordinator
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret
Script Supervisor
Carlton Kaller
Music Editor
Garry Conrad
Special Effects Technician
Robert Carnes
Transportation Captain
Katherine Zoller
Production Assistant
Michael Broomberg
Foley Artist
John Ruggieri
Special Effects Coordinator
Colin Liggett
Lead Compositor
Howard London
ADR Mixer
Scott Rorie
Second Second Assistant Director
Mark Hartzell
Assistant Editor
Caroline Errington
Costumes Supervisor
Vanessa Pyne
Producer's Assistant
Susan Romero
Makeup
Ian C. Campbell
Producer's Assistant
Marleen Alter
Makeup
Janine Moore
Art Department Coordinator
Mick Reinman
Storyboard Artist
Brad Brock
Foley Mixer
Travis Bauer
Assistant to the Director
Eda Roth
Dialect Coach
Nelson Stoll
Production Sound Mixer
Skip Burrows
Special Effects Technician
Joseph Kearney
Construction Coordinator
Spencer Kehe
Production Secretary
Lucia Mace
Department Head Hair
Eric Swanek
First Assistant Camera
Danny Romero
Transportation Captain
Gary A. Hecker
Foley Artist
William S. Beasley
Unit Production Manager
Scott Dwyer
Special Effects Technician
Freddie Hice
Stunts Coordinator
Patricia Seeney
Key Make-up
Jessica Gallavan
ADR Editor
Zoe Hay
Key Make-up
John Cairns
Compositor
Sharyn Shimada-Huggins
Production Supervisor
Bryce Shields
Video Assist
Tony Campenni
Dolly Grip
Rob Glazer
Animation Director
Robin Citrin
Location Manager
Matt Kutcher
Special Effects Coordinator
David Gulick
Properties
Trent Shumway
Lead Compositor
Sean Duhame
Graphic Design
Robert Konowalow
Production Assistant
Hamish Jenkinson
Producer's Assistant
Jason Clemence
Special Effects Technician
Shari LaFranchi
Production Coordinator
Len Levine
Gaffer
Dan Buck
Lighting
Vanessa Knoll
Costume/Wardrobe
Gray Marshall
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ramses Del Hierro
Production Assistant
Brian Copenhagen
Boom Operator
Brendan Harvey
Production Assistant
Elizabeth Chodar
Casting Assistant
Taryn Walsh
Key Costumer
Jennifer Gerbino
Assistant Properties
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