DVD 123 mins IMDB 6.8
Sony Pictures (2008)
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Dave & Andie
USA  /  English

Kate Bosworth Jill Taylor
Eric Bruno Borgman Pervert in Strip Club
Helen Carey Ellen Campbell
Kieu Chinh Player at table
Laurence Fishburne Cole Williams
Josh Gad Miles Connoly
Spencer Garrett Stemple
Jack Gilpin Bob Phillips
Sam Golzari Cam
Liza Lapira Kianna
Jack McGee Terry
Christopher Michael Holley Expensive Suit
Jacob Pitts Fisher
Kevin Spacey Mickey Rosa
Jim Sturgess Ben Campbell
Kal Thompson Businessman
Aaron Yoo Choi

Director Robert Luketic
Producer Brett Ratner; Kevin Spacey; William S. Beasley; Dana Brunetti
Writer Peter Steinfeld; Allan Loeb
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
Distributor Sony Pictures
Edition Single-Disc Edition
Barcode 043396267183
Region Region 1
Release Date 7/22/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

- 21: The Advantage Player - The cast explains the game of blackjack and card counting
- Basic Strategy: A Complete Film Journal - Making-of featurette
- Money Plays: A Tour of the Good Life - Featurette that explores the clothes, luxuries and locations shown in the film
- Filmmaker Commentary