Rather than " based on a true story ", it's more like "inspired by a true story ". riches to rags feelings when we'd go from MIT student to high roller and back again.
21 is a 2008 American heist drama film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Aaron Yoo, and Kieu Chinh. The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in The director tells him that the scholarship would go to the student who.
The TRUE story behind this gifted group of college blackjack players is for their success at beating the game of blackjack in the casinos of Las Vegas. know the story of the MIT students, thanks in large part to the popular movie 21. How to win at blackjack (21) with gambling expert Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford They trained and improved their skills at the campus itself and inside the classrooms, much the same way it was described in the movie in fact. Jeff Ma, the real life Ben Campbell, came from a well-to-do family. It was a mystery why they were doing so badly until they met up with Bill Kaplan. Willis would give the signal which would then introduce the final piece of the MIT blackjack team puzzle, the Big Player. Kaplan said he would back a team but it had to be run as a business with formal management procedures, a required counting and betting system, strict training and player approval processes, and careful tracking of all casino play.