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This one, released in 1995, is classic. It approaces "sin city" way nobody dared before. The story is based on almost fabulous life of Frank Rosendhale (impersonated by Robert de Niro), best handicapper of all times, and his beautifull wife Gery (impersonated by Sharon Stone). Las Vegas made them rich and television made them famous.
"Casino" hit box-offices, but Frank said director Martin Scorsese brought spotlights on his own chopped vision of Las Vegas; blamed him that he was not really interested to either understand casinos or be faithful to real story; thus, Frank Rosenthale would have told it differently.
Las Vegas footage has proven a good luck charm for Francis Ford Coppola's famous nephew, Nicholas Cage. He started with Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992, grabbed an Oscar on road with Leaving Las Vegas and made a come-back with Con Air in 1997; literally, Nick Cage forced his landing on Hard Rock Hotel guitar...
Just another subjective list
* 1971 - Diamonds Are Forever, from James Bond (Sean Connery) series * 1974 - The Godfather Part II * The Rocky series (parts III and IV) included brief glimpses from Las Vegas * 1987 - Heat, 100% Las Vegas made, starring Burt Reynolds * 1988 - Rain Man, with Dustin Hoffman, action set mostly inside Caesars Palace * 1991 - Bugsy, story of Bugsy Siegel and making of Flamingo. Casts Warren Beatty and Annette Bening * 1993 - Indecent Proposal. Some reviews advice to "save money for slots" * 1995 - Heat, this time starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, only movie two "monsters" have met * 1995 - Showgirls, mostly a movie about... girls, including many scenes at Stardust
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