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Ibeatyouraces
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January 21st, 2011 at 1:39:25 PM permalink
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"And that's the bottom lineeeee, cuz Stone Cold said so!"
clarkacal
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January 21st, 2011 at 1:50:43 PM permalink
Sorry but I found that movie so offensive I don't even want to talk about it.
FleaStiff
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January 21st, 2011 at 1:53:54 PM permalink
Some production assistant probably obtained a deck of used cards to make it look real. Certainly if the casino let them film there it sure didn't let the film crew near real cards.

I doubt the conversation would have been that precise: just "did x when the deck was favorable to him" and "did y when the deck was not favorable". Anyway, its just a movie and once one guy in surveillance could hardly get his two lines out because he was laughing at the dialog.
Ibeatyouraces
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January 21st, 2011 at 1:54:28 PM permalink
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EvenBob
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January 21st, 2011 at 4:50:22 PM permalink
It was a comedy, wasn't it? Well, I laughed and laughed anyway..
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mkl654321
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January 21st, 2011 at 5:06:17 PM permalink
Those were only two of about 700 errors, misrepresentations, and technical blunders in the movie. It was about as good a representation of blackjack and card counting as "Lost in Space" was of space travel.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
EvenBob
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January 21st, 2011 at 5:19:49 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

It was about as good a representation of blackjack and card counting as "Lost in Space" was of space travel.



Kevin Spacey was the voice of a robot in some cheezy space movie. The robot didn't play BJ, though..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
AZDuffman
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January 21st, 2011 at 5:44:50 PM permalink
The movie stretched the truth of the book which stretched the truth of reality. I watched it with a fee-pass I had at the theater. I thought I would get a movie of the "Breaking Vegas" History Channel show. Yes, I was dissapointed. Remember my "McGovern Voter" analogy to this site. We are NOT the majority at all. People I know (all female) who liked the movie all had the same response to the flaws, "I don't care, he was cute."

And we wonder why 6:5 survives.........
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing
EvenBob
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January 21st, 2011 at 5:47:23 PM permalink
Doesn't everybody hide hundreds of thousands in the wall instead of getting a safety deposit box?
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AZDuffman
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January 21st, 2011 at 6:18:53 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Doesn't everybody hide hundreds of thousands in the wall instead of getting a safety deposit box?



The drop ceiling, not the wall. The ones smart enough to use a safe deposit box get into Stanford maybe?
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