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November 21st, 2010 at 1:58:15 AM permalink
We gotta have a good library of Gaming-related movies.....
just ain't right otherwise.

Am I missing any movie from this list?
What gambling-related movie is key to the collection in your opinion?

(Note 1: Ocean's 37 is when they hit the Fiesta Henderson)
(Note 2: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Gerbils is when Harry and his crew hit Caesars...
"Ala-kazam, Ala-ka-zo,
Let me throw,
A freakin' Yo...)
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November 21st, 2010 at 3:19:25 AM permalink
My favorite movie about gambling: DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER. A classic.
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November 21st, 2010 at 3:23:20 AM permalink
I think even I would pay to see "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Gerbils"

The age of the folks here is showing. You left out the absolutely best of all - "The Cincinnati Kid" from 1965 - starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margaret, Rip Torn, and a cameo by Tuesday Weld. One of the most realistic gambling movies I've ever seen - had to be written by a real rounder.

This is an absolute must see (Amazon has DVD from $6.66).
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November 21st, 2010 at 6:11:53 AM permalink
I don't think I've seen any.

But my favorite gambling scene is in Casablanca, when Claude Rains shuts down Rick's saying "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" And then a dealer comes up to him and says "Your winnings, sir."
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November 21st, 2010 at 6:27:30 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

We gotta have a good library of Gaming-related movies.....
just ain't right otherwise.

Am I missing any movie from this list?
What gambling-related movie is key to the collection in your opinion?

Not a bad idea, maybe Wiz would consider a section where a movie could be nominated and reviews could be written, "Wizards Gambling Movie and Book Database?"

Anyways, "Casino" is my favorite movie of all time, PERIOD. I woulod add "The Color of Money" to your list. My nomination of 10 to inclue in the library:

1. Casino
2. Rounders
3. Oceans 11 (Clooney)
4. The Color of Money
5. Oceans 13
6. Oceans 11 (Sinatra)
7. Boiler Room

Stretching-the-concept-to-get-10 list......

8. Diamonds are Forever (set in Vegas)
9. Wall Street (gambling on the market)
10. Oceans 20 (the crew hits Terry Benedict in Macau after he moves his HQ there to escape punishing USA Corporate Tax Rates)
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November 21st, 2010 at 7:16:10 AM permalink
Missing from this list is:

Hard Eight

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November 21st, 2010 at 7:53:45 AM permalink
I just watched Casino again last week; an awesome film. The more I watch it, the more impressed I am. It's the total package: a compelling story, well acted (even by Sharon Stone), with amazing cinematography. This last time, I watched it just to watch the camera work and the colors. From the initial explosion to the end with DeNiro/Rothstein handicapping sports, this film is technically flawless. (well, it isScorcese.)

That being said, there are other gambling films worth watching.

The Grifters (great film, I had to take a shower after watching it though)
The Sting
Tombstone (a western but with lots of gambling subtext)
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November 21st, 2010 at 7:59:11 AM permalink
Hey, everyone's forgot "Vegas Vacation". Cousin Eddie loves the buffet!

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November 21st, 2010 at 8:11:20 AM permalink
I would vote for "The Color of Money". That movie particularly appeals to me because in my misspent youth I played pool for money.

I love "Kingpin", a comical knock-off of "The Color of Money".

"Austin Powers" has a brief gambling scene where Austin is playing blackjack and stays on 5. "I also like to live dangerously"
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November 21st, 2010 at 9:18:31 AM permalink
"Let It Ride" is a classic.


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