Thursday, May 16, 2013
Favorite Movies Set in LAS VEGAS
Below is a list of my favorite movies set in Las Vegas, Nevada:
FAVORITE MOVIES SET IN LAS VEGAS
1. "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007) - In this third entry of Steven Soderbergh's OCEAN'S TRILOGY, Danny Ocean and his co-horts plot a heist against casino owner Willy Bank, after he double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Al Pacino starred.
2. "Casino" (1995) - Martin Scorsese directed this adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's non-fiction book about the clash between a professional gambler and a mobster sent to operate a mob-controlled Las Vegas casino. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone starred.
3. "The Hangover" (2009) - Todd Phillips produced and directed this hilarious comedy about four friends who to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. The groom-to-be ends up missing the following morning, and the three remaining friends search all over town to find him, despite having no memories of the previous night. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Heather Graham starred.
4. "Bugsy" (1991) - Warren Beatty and Annette Bening starred in this biography of mobster Ben Siegal during his time in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Directed by Barry Levinson, the movie co-starred Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley.
5. "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) - This remake of the 1960 movie also served as the first entry of Steven Soderbergh's OCEAN TRILOGY. In it, Danny Ocean and a group of thieves plot the heist of three Las Vegas casinos owned the current boyfriend of Ocean's ex-wife. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts and Andy Garcia starred.
6. "Rush Hour 2" (2001) - Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker re-teamed in this sequel to their 1998 hit, in which they go up against a counterfeit ring that takes them from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and finally Las Vegas. Brett Ratner directed.
7. "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) - Sean Connery starred as James Bond in this adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1956 novel. The British agent investigates a diamond smuggling operation that leads him to the crime organization SPECTRE and arch nemesis Ernst Stravos Blofeld. Directed by Guy Hamilton, the movie co-starred Jill St. John and Charles Gray.
8. "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) - Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret lit up the screen in this musical about a race car driver forced to find a way to raise money to enter a race in Las Vegas, while romancing a hotel swim instructor. George Sidney directed.
9. "Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous" (2005) - Sandra Bullock stars in this sequel to 2001's "MISS CONGENIALITY", as the now famous F.B.I. agent Gracie Hart. When two of her friends - Miss United States and pageant commentator Stan Fields - are kidnapped, she recruits the help of fellow agent Sam Fuller to help her. Directed by John Pasquin, Regina King and William Shatner co-starred.
10. "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992) - Nicholas Cage starred in this comedy about a man who loses a great deal of money to a professional gambler, while in Vegas to marry his girlfriend. The gambler agrees to clear the debt in exchange for a weekend with the girlfriend, who reminds him of his late wife. Directed by Andrew Bergman, the movie co-starred Sarah Jessica Parker and James Caan.