Best Casino Movies: Part 2

28 May 2009

We continue our series about the best casino movies. Today we would like to make a brief review of the well-known Hollywood movies about casino robberies and cheating.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison

This is a breathtaking story about the only successful robbery in the history of Las Vegas. The eleven members of the well-organized team under Danny Ocean (George Clooney), a gangster who has just been released from prison, made a complex plan how to steal $150 million from the biggest Las Vegas casinos - the Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. Danny Ocean's motive to rob the casino with the best security system was not only good money, but also his ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts), a new girlfriend of the casinos' owner. The genius plan required numerous preparations and the days of practice in which all the members were involved. As a result, the team managed to outsmart the system and casino staff to accomplish their plan and run away with big money prize and beauty Tess. If you haven't watched this movie yet, we strongly recommend you to follow the adventures of the smart team.

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Cast:George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Izzard, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin

This is the last part of the Ocean's trilogy that also deals with casino cheating. The members of Ocean's team get together again and now with the aim to help their friend Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) who had been cheated by his companion Willy Banks (Al Pacino). Banks decided to lay his hands on the biggest Las Vegas casino that they, together with Reuben, were going to open. As a result of this intrigue Reuben got into hospital with heart attack. To take a revenge Ocean together with his team made a plan how to disrupt the grand opening of the casino. They applied many cheating methods and fixed gaming machines, roulette wheels and shuffling machines so that they would play only in favor of the gamblers. The team also made all possible to create a bad image of the new casino and Banks didn't received the famous "5 diamonds" award for best casino and hotel services. This is really a great story about people who spend all their money and carried out a grandiose plan for friendship.

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