• Publication date: January 1, 2014

21

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A math wiz conquerors the world of gambling, but risks everything in the process.

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

February 12, 2014 13:30 (KSA) ~ February 12, 2014 12:30 (CLT)

Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a middle-class kid who's on the heels of graduating from MIT.  He's dreamt of attending medical school at Harvard and has even been accepted to the school; unfortunately, he can't afford the $300,000+ required to attend.

That's when he joins up with a crew of math whizzes who've mastered the art of counting cards.  Ben quickly amasses the money needed to attend Harvard after a few visits to Vegas, but his addiction to big money interferes with his academic pursuits.  Soon Ben is on the verge of losing everything he had worked his entire life to achieve.

21 earned $157 million internationally, quadruple its $35 million budget.  The picture was nominated for a People's Choice Award and three Teen Choice Awards.  

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring:

  • Jim Sturgess
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Aaron Yoo