Monday, November 10, 2008

21

21 is about the story of ix 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. The film was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada and Boston, Massachusetts. Starring Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, and Kate Bosworth. Laurence Fishburne stars as the sin city security chief who catches on to the group and makes it his mission to expose their lucritive blackjack scam. 21 is based on the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich, Bringing Down the House. The film was released on March 21, 2008.

The movie revolves around Ben Campbell, who joins the MIT Blackjack Team in 1993. Guided by his mentor Mickey Rosa, the Blackjack Team becomes MIT's most profitable. In real life, the Blackjack Team was mostly composed of Asian-American males. However, studio executives have cast mostly white actors to portray these men in the film.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Contrary to the numerous inaccurate mentions in Internet lore, the MIT Blackjack Team was comprised of only 15%-20% Asian-Americans.

Faith Cooper said...

I love George Clooney, "21" has a great visuals and the score right on point.

Good Post!
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