For years, the cinema has always been interested in gambling, with the corollary, the making of several very interesting films. We instantly think of the famous Casino with the charismatic Robert de Niro and Joe Pesci, but he is not the only one. We already know that here, you are fans of cinema, but if you want to (re) discover a good cocktail around the explosive universe of the casinos online, here are seven classics to revisit.
Martin Scorsese’s film was released on screens in 1995. In the lead roles, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. The story of a very intelligent bookmaker (Robert de Niro) who is almost never wrong in his calculations, which makes him earn a lot of money. Thanks to this incredible gift, he was appointed head of a prestigious casino in Las Vegas, Le Tangiers, a sort of cover for the Mafia.
In some time, Sam “Ace” Rothstein manages to make Tangiers, an exceptional casino in the city, with the help of his friend Joe Pesci. But everything will change when he falls in love with Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone). His feelings will make him lose his job because he could no longer ensure control of his casino. And the events will follow one another … A great classic to be rediscovered, if not the greatest.
The Players is a 90s film by director John Dahl about Texas Poker and the Casino. The two main actors are Matt Damon and Edward Norton. It is certainly a classic film but which deserves to be seen for the quality of its direction, its lights, its sets. The film is about a former poker player (Matt Damon) who had to quit because of certain situations. To help a former prisoner who is none other than his best friend (Edward Norton), he returns to the game. The rest is just a series of thrills, especially if you have some notions of poker.
Released in 1990, Havana is signed Sydney Pollack. The film tells the story of a poker enthusiast, Jack Weil, who came to Havana for a particular mission, a vital poker game. This is where he meets a charming married woman named Roberta. Immediately, Jack falls under her spell. Unfortunately, a few hours later, he learned of the arrest of Roberta and her husband. Overwhelmed by his feelings, Jack decides to choose between Roberta and her game of poker.
Scams, Crimes and Botany
Directed by Guy Ritchie, this British film was released in 1998 and was an impressive success. We follow the story of the son of a bartender, Eddie, very good at cards. With his friends, they manage to collect a large sum in order to sit at the table of the caïd Harry. Unfortunately, they lose everything as a result of cheating. From now on, the 4 friends owe the mafia boss a large sum of money, which they must repay within a given period at the risk of seeing their lives go up in smoke …
American comedy output in 1973, the scam of George Roy Hill tells the story of three young hustlers who, by chance, deflect a great villain. The latter, wanting revenge, kills one of the con artists (Luther). But shortly before his death, Luther handed one of his friends the card of another high-profile con artist (Johnny Hooker). Johnny and one of the remaining con artists decide to avenge their friend’s death by cheating at a game of poker…
Las Vegas 21
The story of a brilliant MIT student spotted by a group of students led by a charismatic math teacher. Every weekend, the gang leaves for Las Vegas, heading to the Blackjack tables, where they use interesting casino strategies: math skills to count cards, communicate with each other, and make easy money. Kevin Spacey plays the role of the teacher, the film is dynamic, and ideal for lovers of games of chance.