Memorable Casino Based Films in Cinema History in the Run Up to the 25th Anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s classic CASINO
It’s been almost 25 years since Martin Scorsese’s classic Casino, adapted from Nicholas Pileggi's book came to the big screen. Set in the early-1970s in Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.
With the popularity of gaming with bonus at Resorts casino and to celebrate the forthcoming anniversary, The Fan Carpet takes a look at some of the most memorable casinos in Cinema history...
21 (Robert Luketic, 2008)
In order to be accepted into Harvard School of Medicine, Ben Campbell will have to save $300,000 for the course. Only problem about this is the Ben can't get this amount of money. After being impressed by his skills in his Math's lesson, Prof. Micky Rosa invites Ben to become a member of a small group; a group who are planning to walk out of Vegas with millions, thanks to Ben's card counting.
Rain Man (Barry Levinson, 1988)
When car dealer Charlie Babbitt learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.
Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)
Danny Ocean wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It's not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million.
Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2015)
Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.
Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)
Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein (Robert De Niro), a mob-connected casino operator in Las Vegas, lives a civilized lifestyle with his wife, Ginger. Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his boyhood friend and now a mafia lynchpin, arrives in town with an ambitious agenda of his own that soon disrupts Ace’s life.