If you're a movie buff, you'll be fully aware that some excellent movies have featured casinos over the years. They document the highs and lows of gambling and often the inner workings of such a business. And, while the movies are great, there are always scenes that stand out, and they're usually the parts that are talked about for some time after.
When James Bond Nearly Dies In Casino Royale
Casino Royale is undoubtedly one of the greatest Bond movies of all time for many reasons. As everyone knows, it’s a remake of an original from years back, but with new life breathed into it, it really hit the spot in terms of the emotional rollercoaster it delivered. The movie, which was released in 2006, sees Bond take on terrorist financier Le Chiffre, who he beats in a game of high-stakes poker to preserve global security. But, it’s arguably a scene previous to this that stands out, as Bond is poisoned and forced to revive himself in his car. Thank goodness nowadays, anyone in search of the thrills of betting only needs to visit long-standing casino brands like the famous Gala Casino, which are guaranteed to have the best games including Texas Hold ‘Em!
Alan Saves The Day At The Casino In The Hangover
The Hangover, as far as comedies go, is one of the best, and you could argue, a game changer, based on how comedy movies went from 2009, when The Hangover was released, onwards. In the film, the guys, known as The Wolfpack, are staying at Caesars Palace, a famous casino, and their friend Doug has been taken hostage. So, to raise funds to free Doug, Alan heads to the blackjack table. And, believe it or not, Alan beats the dealer multiple times to secure the money needed to ensure Doug's safe release. However, after this scene, things backfire, as Dough, unfortunately, isn't Doug, but the wrong guy, so Alan's efforts were in vain.
The Brothers At The Casino In Rain Man
It’s difficult to find a better casino-related movie than Rain Man because not only is there plenty of gambling action, but it’s twinned with a fantastic storyline. Rain Man tells the story of two estranged brothers who are reunited, with one of them, played by Dustin Hoffman, being autistic but highly skilled at card counting, a technique used to beat casinos. And, as you will expect, the duo heads to Las Vegas hoping to rake in a fortune. The best scene is arguably when they’re at the casino and seen on the escalator, but many more stand out. What’s also interesting is that Rain Man, which hit screens in 1988, is one of the first movies where the action was filmed inside a real casino.
What the scenes mentioned above show is just how great casino movies have been and continue to be. They’re films that often have multiple stand-out scenes, and they’re the type you find yourself remembering for a good while and discussing with others. It’s why so many flicks from the genre have made it into people’s top ten lists.
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