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Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

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  1. Dyepaintball12

    Dyepaintball12 Well-Known Member

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1780862/

    I saw this at a local Film Festival yesterday night and it is awesome! A well-made film that really goes into team dynamics and the issues with trusting others!

    It was actually made by these kids:

    http://www.blackjackapprenticeship.com/

    I guess since they are literally banned everywhere they decided it'd be fun to charge $1,000 to teach people to count! :laugh:
     
  2. Dye

    Diggin it the most:cool:;)

    CP
     
  3. moo321

    moo321 Well-Known Member

    Why didn't Aslan and I get in with these guys?
     
  4. zengrifter

    zengrifter Banned

  5. zengrifter

    zengrifter Banned

    Holy Rollers follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. While they succeed in taking millions from casinos, how will they manage to find a place for faith and God in the arena of high stakes gambling?

    Watch trailer -

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  6. Grant2600

    Grant2600 New Member

    Is this film currently showing at cinema? I cant find it anywhere online, just the trailer.
     
  7. I get spammed all the time by these Blackjack Apprenticeship boys. Now they are using Christianity to profit off card counting. I find it disgusting!
     
  8. Dyepaintball12

    Dyepaintball12 Well-Known Member

    It definitely isn't playing in any major theaters - mostly just film festivals from what I understand.
     
  9. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    I didn't know anything about them until recently.
     
  10. zengrifter

    zengrifter Banned

    You ask me why it is that I count cards? For the greater glory of God! z:angel:g
     
  11. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    What am I missing? How is anyone using Christianity to profit off card counting?
     
  12. xtianity

    common religion was a real good recruitment factor for the comrades. these were good-souled gents among whom trust issues all but disappeared.
     
  13. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that one difference might be that they would "feel" it easier to trust on another than those among the general population. However, for me there would still be the "wolf in sheep's clothing" factor to deal with. Call me paranoid. lol
     
  14. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Interesting that this thread has taken that particular turn, as that is one of the principal story lines of the film. I recently viewed it, and highly recommend it. Hopefully it will be available on DVD soon.
     
  15. zengrifter

    zengrifter Banned

    Frankly, I feel that this entire thread flirts dangerously with the subject of religion. zg
     
  16. tthree

    tthree Banned

    LIke they say ZG, "God knows". :grin:
     
  17. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    Religion touches every facet of life. That's why we can't talk about it. Can't you see what would happen if we brought God into everything? :eek:

    Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. --Blaise Pascal
     
  18. Dyepaintball12

    Dyepaintball12 Well-Known Member

    Yeah basically trust played a huge part in why they only used Christians. A very interesting and at one point shocking (to me) part of the film.
     
  19. zengrifter

    zengrifter Banned

    The last time I did a serious business deal with bible-thumping Christians, I finally figured out that they were screwing me - I confronted the senior principal
    and told him my revelation: "You guys are f**king me," to which he raised his hand, gesturing to the sky above and proclaimed: "Its not I who doeth the works."

    True story. z:laugh:g

    Ps - They never did trust me, because I was "not saved"
     
  20. PierceNation

    PierceNation Well-Known Member

    You should of smashed his back windscreen in with a baseball bat and quoted

    'God works in mysterious ways'
     
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