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MrPapagiorgio
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December 4th, 2009 at 10:20:45 AM permalink
Do you have any favorite gambling movies, or movies that feature gambling even if gambling is not part of the main premise? What's your list and why?
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odiousgambit
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December 4th, 2009 at 10:31:24 AM permalink
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Do you have any favorite gambling movies, or movies that feature gambling even if gambling is not part of the main premise? What's your list and why?



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AZDuffman
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December 4th, 2009 at 10:50:41 AM permalink
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Do you have any favorite gambling movies, or movies that feature gambling even if gambling is not part of the main premise? What's your list and why?




"Casino" hands down.

also "Rounders" and "The Color of Money."
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December 4th, 2009 at 12:31:44 PM permalink
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lucky13
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December 4th, 2009 at 1:37:51 PM permalink
Favorites:
Rounders
Swingers
The Color of Money

Worst:
The Grand
Lucky You
21

And in honor of Mr. Papagiorgio, movies I'll always watch when channel surfing:
Vegas Vacation
Even Money
Stuey
Croupier
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December 5th, 2009 at 11:47:53 AM permalink
Casino is a classic. Croupier is also an interesting watch. Rounders is pretty good. I personally found 21 entertaining if not realistic.
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DetroitCobra
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January 29th, 2010 at 6:04:15 AM permalink
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
The Hangover
Ocean's 13
Casino
Vegas Vacation
AZDuffman
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January 29th, 2010 at 8:08:35 AM permalink
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Do you have any favorite gambling movies, or movies that feature gambling even if gambling is not part of the main premise? What's your list and why?



#1. Casino

True story, good balance of "how they did it" and "the real people."

Rounders

I said it here before but will again, it was made before the poker boom and was a good poker movie without trying to be. Neither low-budget nor "over the top" production.

Oceans 11 (Clooney)

It is part heist and part gambling, all light enough to watch easily. Look at pics of Terry Benedict and Steve Wynn side by side!

The Color of Money

Good gritty movie, enough plot to keep you going. IF you watch on DVD and not TV you get to see Tony Montana's sister nekid without him killing you!

Oceans 13

More of an outright comedy than the first, still pretty good. The in-jokes are not so obvious. There is a rumor they had to reshoot an early scene because it went like this:

Ocean: "What I want most, what's important to me, is that Rubin is made whole."
Bank: "So if I don't what are you going to do? Go into the bathroom, find a hidden gun, and kill me?"


WORST:

Oceans 12--palin product placement in the first 90 seconds and it goes downhill from there. When they mentioned Tess looks like "you know who" I was ready to walk out. Couldn't wait for it to be over.

21--made out like it would be a more intelligent and close story to what it was. IF it was going to be so far off they should have changed more of the players and settings.
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paisiello
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December 12th, 2011 at 9:37:00 PM permalink
I would add these good films:

Hard Eight (1996) with Phillip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Samuel L. Jackson.

California Split (1974) with Elliot Gould and George Segal.

The Gambler (1974) with James Caan, Lauren Hutton, and Paul Sorvino.

The Cincinatti Kid (1965) with Steve McQueen and Edward G. Robinson.
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December 12th, 2011 at 10:38:03 PM permalink
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