Hard 8 (for the dice scene)
Casino (bring back the mob!)
The Cooler (the Baldwin character is awesome)
The Big Town (funny depiction of craps APs)
I love James Bond, but if you watch him gamble in the movies, he is a PLOPPY.
Yet he always wins. Perhaps it's all cover? I can't figure it out.
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The casino knew where the Canadian banker was getting his money and were prepared to act swiftly if it was ever forced to but kept the action going as long as there was plausible deniability.
The cooler was humorous but a bit too unrealistic.
I don't think the young punk rolling an Easy Eight after Sydney bet two grand on Hard Eight was all that great a scene. Most of the movie was the calm cool gambler imparting some semblance of "style" into the young punk whose father he had killed ... I think the famed craps scene just shows how futile it is to try to change a young punk from being a young punk.
Five Against The House
The Gambler (1974)
They Came To Rob Las Vegas
Loved The Cooler. Will have to try Owning Mahowny. It does not appear to be available via streaming right now.
Best black jack scene ever: Austin Powers....
Casino Dealer: 17.
Number Two: Hit me.
Casino Dealer: You have 17, sir.
Number Two: I like to live dangerously.
Casino Dealer: 21. Very good, sir.
Austin Powers: [has 5] I'll stay.
Casino Dealer: I suggest you hit, sir.
Austin Powers: I also like to live dangerously.
Casino Dealer: 20 beat your 5 sir. I'm sorry, sir.
Austin Powers: Well I must admit, cards aren't my bag, baby.