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Vegas Movies

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by cw247, Nov 2, 2013.

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  1. cw247

    cw247 Tourist

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    Hello fellow Vegas lovers.
    Priming for my trip, arriving on Nov 10th, and have decided that 7 Vegas themed movies in 7 nights is the perfect way to get geared up. Will be viewing in chronological order by setting (roughly). The list is;
    1. Bugsy
    2. Oceans Eleven (Rat Pack)
    3. Viva Las Vegas
    4. Casino
    5. Honeymoon in Vegas
    6. Vegas Vacation
    7. Oceans 11 (remake)

    What would your 7 be?
     
  2. Scahom1

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    (In no order)

    Casino
    Vegas Vacation
    Ocean's 11/13 (Double Feature)
    The Hangover
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Midnight Run
    21
     
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    I'd throw 'The Cooler' in there with the above listed.
     
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    Vegas Vacation
    Swingers
    The Cooler
    Ocean's 11 Original
    Ocean's 11
    Hard 8
    Diamonds are Forever
     
  5. ButterflyMtn

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    Casino
    Oceans 11/Oceans 13
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    The Hangover
    What Happens in Vegas
    Vegas Vacation
    Showgirls - yes, a horrible movie but I always seem to watch it when it is on...an accident you just can't turn away from.
     
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    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    My collection includes (favorites in BOLD):

    Very Bad Things
    Casino
    21
    Rain Man
    High Roller, The Stu Ungar Story
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Owning Mahoney
    Smokin Aces
    The Cooler
    The Grand
    Hangover I & III
    Vegas Vacation
     
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    The new oceans 11 and Casino with Sharon Stone are my favorites by far
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    :thumbsup:
    A huge +1 on this.
    I just re-watched this the other day, and while I'm no Alec Baldwin fan, he was really great in this one.
    His assessment speech of Fremont vs. "the stroller crowd" on the Strip is a classic & a must-see.
    :beer:
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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    BCguy Low-Roller

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    In no real order:

    Casino
    Vegas Vacation
    Oceans 11(remake)
    The Rat Race(guilty pleasure)
    Honeymoon in Vegas
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Rain Man(short Vegas bit is memorable)
     
  10. cw247

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    Great lists everyone. I have not yet seen The Cooler, I will need to rectify that apparently.

    BeeeJay is disqualified for the lack of ability to count to 7, I would hate to see the chaos he could cause at the BJ table :evillaugh
    Very Bad Things and Leaving LV are two of my favs, however not what I want to watch immediately before a trip. Instead of checking for bed bugs, I'd be frantically checking for the locations of towel hooks etc.:wink2:
     
  11. UKFanatic

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    Seven that immediately spring to mind to watch before a trip:

    Casino
    Ocean's Eleven
    Ocean's Thirteen
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Vegas Vacation
    Hangover
    Lucky You
     
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    The Rat Race is hilarious!!
     
  13. sindustry

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    Not vegas related, but I am a sucker for Honk Kong gambling movies too, especially the God of Gamblers and The Conman series.
     
  14. BCguy

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    I know but I seem to be in a minority when it comes to this one.

    "You should have bought a squirrel..." :haha:
     
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    St John of Las Vegas with Steve Buscemi, not a brilliant movie by any means but defo has that vegas gambling vibe
     
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    That's the first movie ever mentioned on this site that I have not heard of. Now I'm intrigued
     
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    Just a random ad, and not entirely focused on Vegas, but has anyone seen the documentary Holy Rollers? It's about an all-Christian blackjack team. Absolutely fascinating.
     
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    This thread is popping up a few movies / docs etc. that I have to make a point of watching.
     
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    Yes. Certainly not a favorite since it is kind of a downer but def. worth watching at least once.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    clip from "the cooler"

    rough language, so be warned, but it's perfect (if you love downtown)!
    http://youtu.be/iHIH8zkVfg4

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iHIH8zkVfg4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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