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Title Breaking Vegas [videorecording] : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team / an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel ; produced and directed by Bruce David Klein ; written by Bruce David Klein.

Publication Info. [United States] : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, [2004]
2004

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Manteno PL DVD - MNBB-2  DVD 795.423 BRE    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Audio Visual - MKBB-1  NONFICTION DVD BRE    AVAILABLE
 Plano CLD Audio Visual - PDBB-4  DVD DOCUMENTARY BREAKING    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Video Cassette - SEBB-3  DVD 795.423 BREAKING    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital stereo.
Performer Interviews with: Semyon Dukach, Jon Hirschtick, Ben Mezrich, Max Rubin, Beverly Griffin, Andy Anderson, Bill Hecht, Edward O. Thorp.
Credits Director of photography, Matthew Howe ; narrator, Aaron Stanford ; art director, Rudy Matchinga ; editor, Erik Klein ; music, Michael Richard Plowman.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A group of college students used its math skills to win millions and life in the fast lane seemed like a sure bet. Slip back to the '80s and '90s, when a group of overachieving M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the casinos. Betting $50,000 a hand, the students racked up millions in winnings before their ingenious scam folded.
Note Special features: bonus documentary: "High rollers: a history of gambling"; "How to win in Las Vegas" episode from the History Channel's signature series 'Conquest'.
Subject Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Blackjack (Game)
College students -- Conduct of life.
Mathematical analysis.
Gambling.
Casinos.
Gambling industry.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Klein, Bruce David.
Dukach, Semyon.
Hirschtick, Jon.
Mezrich, Ben, 1969-
Rubin, Max.
Griffin, Beverly.
Anderson, Andy.
Hecht, Bill.
Thorp, Edward O.
Howe, Matthew.
Stanford, Aaron.
Matchinga, Rudy.
Klein, Erik.
Plowman, Michael Richard, 1965-
Atlas Media Corp.
History Channel (Television network)
A & E Home Video (Firm)
New Video Group.
ISBN 0767063783
9780767063784
Standard No. 733961712988
Music No. AAE-71298 A & E Home Video

 
    
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