History Film / TwentyOne

20th Mar '16 1:44:01 PM creader
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18th Feb '16 9:36:53 AM gallium
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* FixingTheGame: This is a film entirely about counting cards. They also did that in RealLife. The consequences are exaggerated in the film.

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* FixingTheGame: Averted. This is a film entirely about counting cards. They also did that in RealLife. The consequences are exaggerated in the film.cards, but counting cards is ''not'' cheating unless you have a partner helping you.
12th Jul '15 7:33:25 PM gallium
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* GameShowProblem: And not the one where a GameShow occupies this title in the Main space...



* TheMontyHallProblem: Which the movie gets completely wrong. A student says that it doesn't matter if Monty only offers the switch when you pick the correct door, and the teacher says that's the right answer. In fact, if Monty only offers the switch when you pick the correct door, switching gives you a 100% chance of picking a goat.

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* TheMontyHallProblem: MontyHallProblem: Which the movie gets completely wrong. A student says that it doesn't matter if Monty only offers the switch when you pick the correct door, and the teacher says that's the right answer. In fact, if Monty only offers the switch when you pick the correct door, switching gives you a 100% chance of picking a goat.



* [[spoiler: SecretTest]]: [[spoiler: Ben's first time using the system in a live setting is simply a test to make sure he can correctly keep count even under extreme duress.]]

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* [[spoiler: SecretTest]]: [[spoiler: SecretTest: Ben's first time using the system in a live setting is simply a test to make sure he can correctly keep count even under extreme duress.]]
31st May '15 10:05:01 PM rjung
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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, namely the book ''Bringing Down The House'', this 2008 movie is about a bunch of MIT students who go to Vegas and make a lot of money via card counting.

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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, namely the book ''Bringing Down The House'', this 2008 movie is about a bunch of MIT students who go to Vegas UsefulNotes/LasVegas and make a lot of money via card counting.



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2nd Dec '14 9:37:25 AM backpack
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* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler: The entire final run on the casino is a distraction to get Cole chasing Ben and Professor Rosa so they wouldn't notice Ben's friends counting separately.]] This is fairly unusual for this trope because the "real" con netted substantial less than the fake one would have.
17th Aug '14 10:06:58 AM gallium
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Features supporting turns from Kevin Spacey as their maths professor, whose approach to things is '''''WRONG'''''[[note]] OK, that's the obligatory ''{{Superman}}'' joke done)[[/note]] and Laurence Fishburne as a casino security officer.

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Features supporting turns from Kevin Spacey as their maths math professor, whose approach to things is '''''WRONG'''''[[note]] OK, that's the obligatory ''{{Superman}}'' joke done)[[/note]] and Laurence Fishburne as a casino security officer.



* LectureAsExposition: Kevin Spacey is playing an MIT professor after all.
* TheMontyHallProblem: Which the movie gets completely wrong. A student says that it doesn't matter if Monty only offers the switch when you pick the correct door, and the teacher says that's the right answer. In fact, if Monty only offers the switch when you pick the correct door, switching gives you a 100% chance of picking a goat.



* LectureAsExposition: Kevin Spacey is playing an MIT professor after all.
29th Jun '14 12:20:29 PM yKVJSQ
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29th Jun '14 12:01:52 PM Aiguille
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Not to be confused with the GameShow ''[[TwentyOne 21]]''.

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Not to be confused with the GameShow ''[[TwentyOne 21]]''.''Series/TwentyOne''.
29th Mar '14 12:52:32 PM Gimere
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* FakeAmerican: Jim Sturgess' efforts are...ropey.



* FanNickname: See how many people remember Choi as anything besides the 'Klepto Guy'.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[ManOfSteel Perry White]] is doing all the he can to capture [[SupermanReturns Lex Luthor and Lois Lane]].
24th Aug '13 12:26:45 PM Viira
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Features supporting turns from Kevin Spacey as their maths professor, whose approach to things is '''''WRONG'''''[[hottip:*: OK, that's the obligatory ''{{Superman}}'' joke done)]] and Laurence Fishburne as a casino security officer.

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Features supporting turns from Kevin Spacey as their maths professor, whose approach to things is '''''WRONG'''''[[hottip:*: '''''WRONG'''''[[note]] OK, that's the obligatory ''{{Superman}}'' joke done)]] done)[[/note]] and Laurence Fishburne as a casino security officer.
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