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21 2008

[Ben plays Blackjack his final time in disguise]Ben Campbell: [Ben talks to the dealer] Winner, winner, chicken dinner! There it is. Thank you. God, I love this town. I love this game. And, Jim, I might even love you.
21 2008 love
[Cole Williams confronts Micky for the first time again]Ben Campbell: [narrating, when we see Micky tied up in the basement of the casino] I had a 1590 on my SAT. I got a 44 on my MCATs. And I have a 4.0 GPA from MIT. I thought I had my life mapped out. But then I remembered what my Nonlinear Equations professor once told me, always account for variable change.Cole Williams: [Cole Williams walks out of the shadows] Hello, Micky.Micky Rosa: Look, I got money in Boston. A hundred grand. Ill give it to you. If you just let me walk away. Ill walk away.Cole Williams: I dont want your money, Micky. I dont need it. But I know someone who might be interested. Hes good with numbers, too. He works for the IRS.
21 2008 life
[Ben asks Micky why hes being asked to join the team of card players]Ben Campbell: So, why are you telling me?Micky Rosa: Well, lets just say a spot opened up on our roster.Ben Campbell: How?Micky Rosa: Jimmy got a job at Google.Ben Campbell: Jim... Jimmy got a job at Google?Micky Rosa: Yeah, its catchy, I know.Ben Campbell: Well, if youre making so much money at this, then why did he take it?Micky Rosa: Ben, I said Google, not Sizzler.
21 2008 money
[Micky sees Choi stealing from the casino room after arriving in Las Vegas]Micky Rosa: Hey! You steal The Bible, you go to Hell. Thats the way it works.Choi: Like Im not going already.
21 2008 work
[Micky gets on Fishers back after Fisher gets jealous of Bens winnings]Fisher: Beginners luck.Micky Rosa: Hey, Fisher. Win like a man, lose like a man.Fisher: Micky, I didnt play into a cold deck three times.Micky Rosa: You know whats worse than a loser? Someone who wont admit he played it wrong.
21 2008 time
[Micky deals a deck of cards out to the team of kid card players]Micky Rosa: Whats the count?Jill Taylor: Plus 9.Micky Rosa: No.Fisher: Plus 11.Micky Rosa: No.Kianna: Dude, I lost count 20 cards ago.Micky Rosa: Dont call me dude.Choi: [Micky points to Choi] Uh, plus 9?Micky Rosa: Youre just following Jill. People, please. We had a total of 76 cards that came out of the deck. Twenty-three were high cards with the value of minus one. Seventeen were neutral with no value at all, and the rest were low cards with the value of plus one. How could you lose the count?Ben Campbell: [Ben speaks from the doorway] Plus 13. The count. Its plus 13.Micky Rosa: [Micky smiles at Ben] Yes.
21 2008 people
[Jill tells Ben at his place of work that he should join the team]Jill Taylor: Ben, you should feel the thrill of winning more money than you can possibly imagine. I think you should come to Vegas. Cause Im guessing that you could probably use a break from this place.Ben Campbell: I cant. Im sorry. I just cant.Jill Taylor: Okay, if you change your mind, you know where we meet.Ben Campbell: Okay.Jill Taylor: Youre welcome any time. You know, I think the best thing about Vegas is you can become anyone you want.
21 2008 time
[Ben sits down to play the table limit in the casino]Ben Campbell: [Ben asks the gambler beside him about the female dealer] Hows she doing?Philosophical Gambler: Oh, that doesnt matter, man. The way I see it, yesterdays history, tomorrows a mystery. Its all what you do in the moment, baby.
21 2008 history
[Cole Williams tells Ben the history him and Micky have in Las Vegas]Cole Williams: Tell me, uh... hows uh... Good old professor Rosa doing, huh? Oh, yeah. Me and Micky, we go way back. I spent years, chased him all over this town. I gave him beat downs left and right, only to find him at the tables a week later. He was very persistent. And then, one September night, when I was in Barstow at my fathers funeral, my casino was taken for seven figures. Can you imagine that? The most ever taken by a single counter in one night. Course I was, naturally, unceremoniously fired. Funny thing, though. I never saw Micky Rosa after that. Never.
21 2008 funny
[Ben tells Jill he can lead this team of card players]Jill Taylor: What are you doing?Ben Campbell: Well, were printing money here. What, you think just cause Micky left were gonna stop? No, I can do this. I can lead this team. You know, Im not the same guy I was back in Boston.Jill Taylor: Exactly.Ben Campbell: Yeah, exactly. You know, isnt this exactly who you wanted me to be when you first came into the store to buy a tie?
21 2008 money
[Jill sits on Bens lap at a dance club, as they both pretend to be their fake identities]Jill Taylor: What line of work you in, mister?Ben Campbell: I count things.Jill Taylor: [Jill chuckles] My names Sierra.Ben Campbell: Hi, Sierra. Im Salvadore Sanchez.Jill Taylor: [Jill whispers in Bens ear] Would you like a private dance, Salvadore?Ben Campbell: Well, that all depends how much its gonna run me, Sierra.Jill Taylor: 20 a song, 30-song minimum.Ben Campbell: Sounds expensive.[Ben and Jill kiss for the first time]
21 2008 time
[Jill wakes up Ben by opening the curtains to his hotel room]Jill Taylor: [Ben opens his eyes] Nice undies.
21 2008 eyes
[Micky talks to Ben privately about being the next big player on his team]Micky Rosa: Fisher and Jimmy have always been the big players. I want you to take Jimmys place.Ben Campbell: Ive never done this.Micky Rosa: I know that and I understand. But I dont trust the girls, and Choi is, well, Choi.
21 2008 trust
[Micky yells at Ben for losing $200,000]Ben Campbell: Hey, I let you down, all right. I get it.Micky Rosa: Excuse me? You let me down? I dont care! Let me make one thing clear to you, I am not your father! You are not my friend. This is a business. You were only good to me as the money you make, and, right now its not worth a hell of a whole lot!
21 2008 money
[Ben talks to Miles about the cost of having to go to school being expensive]Ben Campbell: You know, tuition fees and living expenses alone cost over $300,000. $300,000.Miles Connoly: Its outrageous. Its astronomically high. I get it.Ben Campbell: You know, I just thought there was more to life than just money.Miles Connoly: Well, look at the bright side, I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.
21 2008 life
[Cole Williams punches a card gambler in the dark basement of the casino]Cole Williams: You think you can beat the system.Cole Williams: [Cole holds up his fist] This is the system, beating you back!Cole Williams: [Cole punches the Gamblers chest] You wanna count cards, you do it in Atlantic City. Get him up.Terry: [Terry lifts up the kid] Come on, kid.Cole Williams: Count to five. Count to five!Gambler: [the gambler stammers] What... What?Cole Williams: Count to five so I know you dont have brain damage, you can go home.Terry: [Terry growls into the gamblers ear] Start with one.Gambler: One, two, three, four, five.Cole Williams: Good. Now, stop counting!
21 2008 art
[Ben arrives to the Las Vegas casino for the first time, as Ben trips on a set of stairs when looking at two attractive women walk towards him]Choi: Hey, Ben. Basic strategy says you should hit that.
21 2008 war
[Ben talks to himself in the mirror when he quotes his favorite winning line]Ben Campbell: Oh, there it is! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!Choi: [Ben takes off his glasses and stops his little dance as Choi laughs behind him with his phone up] No, please, keep going. This videos priceless.
21 2008 quotes
[Cole Williams checks Bens pocket and finds his real ID]Cole Williams: Oh! You understand all this. You go to MIT.Terry: Smart boy.Cole Williams: [Cole laughs] My name is Cole Williams. And if I ever see you in this town again, I will break your cheek bone with a small hammer, and then I will kill you.
21 2008 art
[Micky reminds the team that playing cards is a moneymaking business]Micky Rosa: All right, guys, lets get something clear. This is not summer camp and Im not your counselor. This is real, world-class moneymaking business. Kianna, slots are for losers. Fisher, peelers are stealers. Choi?Choi: Hmm?Micky Rosa: You made five grand last night, so would you stop stealing nine-cent pens and everything you can get yours hands on from the maids cart. Its embarrassing.
21 2008 art
[Jill wakes up Ben on the plane after landing back in Boston]Ben Campbell: I seem to keep waking up to you.Jill Taylor: Dont get used to it.
21 2008 you
[Ben is quizzed on knowing the counts exact word to each card number]Fisher: Plus 16.Ben Campbell: Sweet.Fisher: Use it in a sentence.Ben Campbell: [Ben nervously responds] Man, that sugars sweet.[the rest of the team laughs]
21 2008 man
[Micky realizes hes set up by Ben when he finds the chocolate cent in the bag]Cole Williams: [in a flashback] I never saw Micky Rosa after that.Cole Williams: [Cole stops his punch in front of Bens face] But I think I wanna see him now. And I want you to make that happen.Ben Campbell: I dont work for Micky anymore.Cole Williams: [Cole laughs] Come on, kid. Your pictures all over the database, your Vegas gig is done. But I will give you one night. And I can guarantee you wont be bothered. Youll make a killing, and youll keep it all. Hmm? Listen. My names Cole. Cole Williams. You just bring me Micky Rosa, kid. Ill take care of the rest.Micky Rosa: [in the present] Son... Of... A... Bitch.
21 2008 work
[Micky tells Ben hes ready for a trial run]Micky Rosa: I think hes gonna be ready for our little trial run tomorrow.Ben Campbell: Theres a trial run?Micky Rosa: Mmm.Ben Campbell: Where?Micky Rosa: Youll find out.Kianna: [Kianna holds her hands up and wiggles her fingers at Ben, whispering] Dun, dun, dun.
21 2008 you
[Micky begins to teach his class about nonlinear equations]Micky Rosa: Now, who can explain Newtons method and to use it?Miles Connoly: Uh, you can use it to solve nonlinear equations.Micky Rosa: Thats impressive. Thats really good. I mean, Im very impressed by that, especially since my class is called Nonlinear Equations.Micky Rosa: All right, now somebody tell me something I already dont know. Anyone? Bueller. Anyone? Bueller.
21 2008 good
[Ben insults Micky for the first time]Micky Rosa: You had very clear instructions, and you didnt follow them. You didnt do your job. You werent counting, you were gambling!Ben Campbell: Well, why arent you out there, then, Micky? Hm? I mean, we take all the risks. Seems to me like you dont do shit.Micky Rosa: This isnt about me, you arrogant little infant.
21 2008 time
[Ben learns who the Robinson Scholarship went to the previous year]Bob Phillips: Ben, last year, the Robinson went to Hyum Jae Wook, a Korean immigrant who has only one leg.Ben Campbell: Well, I have both my legs.Bob Phillips: Well, have you considered cutting one of them off?Bob Phillips: [Ben remains quiet] That was a joke.
21 2008 you
[Ben shows up to his new assistant job where his best friend Miles works]Warren: Congratulations! How does $8 an hour sound?Ben Campbell: Eight dollars? Wow! Wow. Thats great, Warren. Thank you. Thank you.Miles Connoly: [Bens best friend asks him] You slept with him, didnt you?Ben Campbell: Yes, I did. Yes, I did.Miles Connoly: Yes, you did! Ill sleep with him, too, and Ill get $8 an hour.
21 2008 war
[Ben talks to Miles about giving up so much to go to Harvard Med]Ben Campbell: You know, ever since I was 16, I crushed exams. I took on extracurricular. I showed up early. I even sat at the front of the class and stayed late. Man, I gave up everything. You know, I gave up fun. I gave up sex.Miles Connoly: I dont think you gave up sex.Ben Campbell: Okay, maybe not sex.Miles Connoly: Yeah, you didnt give up sex.Ben Campbell: All right, all right. I didnt give up sex.
21 2008 sex
[Ben sits with his best friends Miles and Cam at a bar]Miles Connoly: Look, guys, we dont date, we dont travel, we dont have any money. The only thing that we do have is the 2.09 Competition. If we cant even win that, whats the point?[when a group of men and hot women cheer together at the next table]Cam: We suck.
21 2008 women
[Ben sees Jill waving at basketball practice and thinks shes waving at him]Miles Connoly: [Ben and Miles see shes waving at the guy behind her] Oh, man. Thats brutal. You know, you should just ask her out, man. Its not like shes a rocket scientist or anything. Oh, wait, she is.Ben Campbell: Well, why dont you ask her?Miles Connoly: Because Im already dating someone.Cam: Yeah, your right hand doesnt count, Miles.Miles Connoly: [Miles points his fingers to Cam] It does the way I use it. It does the way I use it.
21 2008 man
[Ben continues to stare at Jill during basketball practice]Miles Connoly: [Miles goes up to Ben] You know, you say you want a life experience, right? Well, Id say getting down with that would definitely qualify.
21 2008 life
[Ben is nervous when Micky introduces himself after turning in his paper]Ben Campbell: Is there a problem with my paper?Micky Rosa: Well, you found a more efficient method for finding true zero than Isaac Newton and that, my friend, is not so much a problem as it is a major ass-kicking. Although Newton has been dead for over 250 years, so it wasnt exactly a fair fight.
21 2008 self

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