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12 September 2011 - 10:37am

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There are lots of movies about casinos, gambling, etc. They are usually very good ones, thrilling and with interesting plot.

My favourite one is 21. What's yours?

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13 September 2011 - 1:59am
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21 was an ok movie, but had plenty of factual errors and even downright wrong advice when they were discussing blackjack strategy. As an experienced blackjack player some of the things they said in the movie made me laugh.

My favourite is probably Casino. There are plenty of good ones - Rounders, The Sting, The Hustler, The Color of Money, Ocean's Eleven (not really about gambling but set in a casino). The Gambler is also very good, showing the dark side of gambling addiction.

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13 September 2011 - 6:35am
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yeah, 21 has many factual errors, but I still like it, because the movie is not boring and has sth that grabs your attention.

I haven't seen Casino, I checked it on IMDB and has a very impressive cast. I think I would consider your recommendation Smile

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13 September 2011 - 7:33am
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My favorite is Ocean's 11 ! Great cast, engaging plot, great director! I mean the old Ocean's 11, directed in1960 by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop! Highly Recommend it !

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13 September 2011 - 8:23am
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I didn't know that the Ocean's 11 with Clooney and Pitt was a remake. Interesting..

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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin,

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13 September 2011 - 10:31am
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heheh I think you are showing how young you are in this thread salivan_genius Wink

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13 September 2011 - 1:34pm
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LOL that's true Ed, but not for me, I sure do not show that, believe me lol I am much younger LOL

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15 September 2011 - 7:32am
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Actually you are right, I'm young, but I love the oldies more than modern things. Nouvelle Vague movies are my favs Smile recommend them

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15 September 2011 - 11:25am
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One more good old gambling movie I've just remembered- Rain Man ! With Tom Cruise and his autistic older brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), there’s still plenty of time to head to Vegas and engage in a little card counting. The Hangover (which is better known, I think) is the parody and kind of re-make of Rain Man, highly recommended!

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15 September 2011 - 4:46pm
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One more good old gambling movie I've just remembered- Rain Man ! With Tom Cruise and his autistic older brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), there’s still plenty of time to head to Vegas and engage in a little card counting. The Hangover (which is better known, I think) is the parody and kind of re-make of Rain Man, highly recommended!

The Hangover a parody and remake of Rain Man?!? You gotta be kidding me, lol. I can see the one spot where Alan is playing blackjack, but the other 99 minutes of the film? Not even close.

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16 September 2011 - 6:48am
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despite the blackjack scene, in both movies there are autistic characters involved.. And if you watch carefully, you'll catch some more changes, although I do not quite remember hangover, it's not one of my kind.

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16 September 2011 - 7:13am
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I do not agree with this comparison of Rain Man and Hangover, however, I understand what you meant. I just adore Rain Man, it is the movie of the high level, top of Hollywood production, whereas Hangover is just to have fun, not very valuable one.

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16 September 2011 - 7:24am
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I agree about Hangover, but actually it's not my idea to compare them, everybody says so, even the director of Hangover , so do not blame me on that lol

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I actually really enjoyed Rounders the most of any gambling movie. John Malkovitch as the Russian card boss is one of those classic roles that I think sticks with a lot of people.

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Apparently there's a sequel on the way.....in 2014 according to IMDB.

Casino is also excellent and a classic if you've got three hours to devote to it.

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19 September 2011 - 2:09am
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Yeah the casino scene in the Hangover is obviously a Rain Man parody but I'm struggling to see how the rest of the movie is!

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20 September 2011 - 11:37am
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I agree the two movies are very different from each other, but still there are some scenes that are similar.
Anyway, here's one more gambling movie that I adore: Croupier, with Clive Owen starring, and directed by Mike Hodges. Here's the quote from the review:

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To make ends meet and against his better judgment, he takes a job as a croupier. He realizes that this period of his life would make a great novel. One gambler in particular catches his attention: Jani, whom he starts to see outside working hours- a serious violation of casino rules…

the rest you must see yourself!

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14 October 2011 - 5:31pm
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i like movie "DEAL " it`s about poker old player is studing young one how to play poker correctly
it`s great movie about poker

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Who is starring in "Deal"? I've never heard it before. Who is the director? (I'm too lazy to search lol )

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I love "Owning Mahowny. Shows just how self-destructive one can be, in relation to gambling. I also am partial to Phillip Seymour Hoffman movies. He does a great job in this film, as always.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285861/

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18 October 2011 - 7:56am
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I've heard that Owning Mahowny is based on a real life story : Owning Mahowny is based on a real-life incident: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce clerk Brian Molony embezzled over $10 million from his employers in just 18 months to support his gambling habit. Molony's story was told in the best-selling 1987 book Stung by journalist Gary Ross, which formed the basis for the screenplay.

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Who is starring in "Deal"? I've never heard it before. Who is the director? (I'm too lazy to search lol )

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446676/

great movie

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Owning Mahony looks interesting. I might have to track that down. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is a strange but good actor.

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19 October 2011 - 6:49am
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I've not even heard of Mahony. Is it the new movie? Hoffman is a very good actor, in my opinion, at least, interesting one with his acting style. I like him after Doubt

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Owning Mahony is directed in 2003, as for Hoffman, I respect him after I heard that he is in a relationship with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell. They met while working on the 1999 play In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, which Hoffman directed. They have 3 kids and are together for already 12 years! I love actors with stable personal relationships lol

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19 October 2011 - 6:16pm
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I love Tim Burton Helena Bonham Carter couple. I just reminded about celebrity relationships Smile
Actually, has anybody seen Cincinnati Kid? in many rankings of movies about gambling, it gets very high points, thus it is not so easy to find and watch for me, so I want your advice, if it is worth of it?

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Tiberius it has been a long time since I have seen it but from what I remember The Cincinnati Kid is pretty good. Steve McQueen, he's cool.

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Oh, I got very interested in that movie too. I love Steve McQueen after Papillon.

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20 October 2011 - 8:31am
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Hi Tiberius, the Cincinnati Kid is quite an old movie , "The Kid," is an up-and-coming poker player. He hears that a long-time master of the game nicknamed "The Man," is in town, and decides to take him on... The rest you should see yourself Smile But the move has no sense if you do not know the poker rules, or winning hands at least lol

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ooh, thanks everybody for advices Smile I'll watch that movie as soon as I would have the possibility and free time Smile thanks again

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Oh, I got very interested in that movie too. I love Steve McQueen after Papillon.

Papillon ... now that was a good movie.

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21 October 2011 - 8:18am
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Yes, one of my favourites and Hoffman McQueen duet is fascinating!

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