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Favorite Vegas movie

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Imdboss, Jun 18, 2018.

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  1. Ezzy711

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    I don’t have any additional movies from those listed, however, I watch can the 24K music video from Bruno Mars over and over. The beginning scene at the private airport with MGM in the background and the crew cruising down the calls in scooters throwing $ around are my favorite parts. Of course the best is him on a wave runner in the Bellagio fountain in the end. You get downtown and a bit of the strip.
     
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    For Comedy: Vegas Vacation
    For Cool/Hip/Action: Oceans 11
    For Somber Drama: High Roller - The Stu Ungar Story
     
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    If you are planning to degen it up in Vegas, Owning Mahowny is a good film to watch. Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays a blinder.
     
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    The incredible Burt Wonderstone is a pretty sucky movie but some decent Vegas scenes in it. I watched it on the flight out to Vegas and it got me super pumped for the trip.
     
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    Hands down its Vegas Vacation.

    Oceans 11, Oceans 13, 21, Hangover and The Cooler are all good though.
     
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    Looks like I have some movies to watch this weekend! Gets me even more excited for my trip.
     
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    A tough call, but I've got to go with "The Cooler".

    Another "honorary" Vegas movie, (like 'Rounders'), ought to be 'Let it Ride' with Dreyfus.

    Vegas movies I wish would be made?
    1. Re-make "21", only make it actually about the real MIT team and what they accomplished (period-specific).
    2. Make a film about the FEDX owner, who would've gone under had it not been for a successful Vegas trip, putting his remaining payroll cash at risk & resulted in saving the company & building it into what it is today.
     
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    ...and Cameron Diaz.
     
    WOO! IT'S ABOUT TIME!
    NEW VEGAS!
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    "Play It To The Bone" with Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson as friends and boxers fighting each other in Vegas. Lucy Lu and others make up a pretty good cast.
    "The Great White Hype" is a funny Vegas movie too with Samuel L. Jackson and another great cast of characters.
     
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    Lay The Favorite with Bruce Willis was watchable but cheesey.Good scenes from the Rio sportsbook and entrance.
     
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    Hmmmmm......what movie do we watch before Vegas? It is a puzzlement. :whistle:
     
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    First watch Burt Reynolds in Heat (1987)
    Not Robert DeNiro's - Heat - that's a different movie.
    Then watch the Jason Statham remake; Wild Card.
     
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    For humor, The Hangover
    For dark humor, Casino
    For even darker not-so-much humor Leaving Las Vegas
    For something even stranger: Fear and Loathing.

    I almost tricked my wife into reading Fear and Loathing as a vacation planning guide.
     
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    Still haven't seen that one, even though I have thought about watching it for a few years. Really enjoyed the book
     
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    How about Blade Runner 2049! Ok, it really only has a few brief, futuristic vegas scenes, but its just a film i really enjoy
     
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    True. But Alan Marciano's from Vegas.
     
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    I'll be the outlier here. My favorite Vegas movie is "One From the Heart". Granted, the movie flopped and led to the bankruptcy of Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios. I, however, love it!!! :p

    It's artsy, weird, has a great soundtrack by Tom Waits, and is set entirely in Las Vegas (although a fully recreated one on a sound stage). My DVD version is the director's cut, and I don't like it as much as different versions I've seen out there. The DVD is missing some of my favorite scenes. Still my favorite Vegas movie though!

    "One From the Heart" is set over the Fourth of July...no coincidence why I convinced the hubby to visit then for our upcoming trip. LOL.

    A runner up for me would be "Heat" with Burt Reynolds and then the usual suspects others have listed.

    Vegasworm
     
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    Don't forget "Lost in America" - don't bring the whole nest egg!

     
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    Not so Vegas related but What Happens in Vegas. I watched that movie at least 2x weekly before we came to Vegas. Chick flick thing I guess...
     
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    it's 8:30 pm in the east and bbc america is running it back to back for those so inclined
     
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