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ImpromptuBoy
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Hi Everyone.
Name your favourite gambling movie, and tell us if you learned anything from it.
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Rounders.... don't get caught! Smile

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I like a lot of old movies like, The Man with the golden arm - Frank Sinatra. The Flim Flam Man - George C Scott, The Sting - Paul Newman, The Cincinnati Kid- Steve McQueen, Honky Tonk - Clark Gable, Kaleidoscope - Warren Batey
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Shade and rounders. the best
you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but never all of the people all the time.
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Grifters. Never fall in love with your mother.
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"Big Hand for the Little Lady": Just how much leeway is actually within the letter of the rules and spirit of the game.
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Rounders and Casino.
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Yeah The Sting..great movie!
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The Sting, Grifters, House of Games
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Thanks for the links tommy
you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but never all of the people all the time.
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Rounders and the Sting- classics!
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Casino is absolutely untouchable.

Rounders and Shade are in there too, but they take a couple of things a bit to far.

The Oreo cookie tell in Rounders is a bit much, and the concept of table stakes and "juice" were a bit much in Shade.

When Sly squints his eyes near the end of the game in order to see the juice, it was so obvious that you could easily mistake it for a tell!
And bringing a pile more cash to the table during a hand.....well that's almost to bad to comment on.

But Casino........it's right on the money.
Years ago, I was in the lobby of Vegas World when Tony "The Ant" came through going to his car.
It gave me shivers when people in the lobby started whispering "It's Him....Spillotro....Tony the Ant..."....
(I didn't know it at the time, but he'd already put Bill McCarthy's head in a vise and popped out his eyes!)
Watching Casino gives me the same shivers......it's just to real.
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I saw The Sting when I was a kid and it's the one thing that made me get interested in card magic. Of course, I found out later that the hands doing the work belonged to John Scarne. Although, you really have to admire the fact that some of the guys in Shade really learned the work themselves.
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On 2006-02-05 21:00, silverking wrote:
Casino is absolutely untouchable.


If you dig the movie, don't forget to check out the book by Nicholas Pileggi. His book on Henry Hill is also great.

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But Casino........it's right on the money.
Years ago, I was in the lobby of Vegas World when Tony "The Ant" came through going to his car.
It gave me shivers when people in the lobby started whispering "It's Him....Spillotro....Tony the Ant..."....
(I didn't know it at the time, but he'd already put Bill McCarthy's head in a vise and popped out his eyes!)
Watching Casino gives me the same shivers......it's just to real.


What a psycho. Still makes me wince when they beat them up with baseball bats and bury them alive, though.

Did you know Steve Forte shot a whole sequence for Scorcese as a bustout dealer working up his chops in a hotel room, but it never made the cut? Forte even had huge 70's fake sideboards like Fat Freddie for the scene.
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Hey - what about HOUSE OF GAMES by David Mamet? Truly cool - crossed decks etc....
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On 2006-02-09 11:49, Andrew Wimhurst wrote:

Did you know Steve Forte shot a whole sequence for Scorcese as a bustout dealer working up his chops in a hotel room, but it never made the cut? Forte even had huge 70's fake sideboards like Fat Freddie for the scene.


Shhh! That was a trade secret!

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The British film "the Croupier" is pretty good. The main character is played by Clive Owen (also of the movie "Sin City). There's the insinuation of mechanic work, and there's a scene at a party where Owen deals a round of poker hands out from a shuffled deck, sort of like the Vernon Poker deal or the Aronson deal where each of the hands is progressively higher. Some false shuffle work and false cutting too, I believe - not the greatest but still makes for a good scene.

"Cinincinatti Kid" starring Steve McQueen & Edward G. Robinson is freaking good too. "The Hustler" is great. I have yet to see "God of Gamblers". Anyone seen it?

But you guys are right, "Casino" is a great movie all around. Jeez, Joe Pesci can scare the eh-ee-double hockeysticks out of you in the right role.
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The Chinese Movies of the gambling Genre are, in my opinion, the greatest ever produced. Unfortunately, you really must speak chinese in order to understand them fully. Subtitles are fine, and all, but nothing beats hearing the dialouge.

They have everything a good card cheating movie should have, and the actors do their own card moves!

Check out the God of Gamblers series, and The Con Man, starring Andy Lau. These will get you started.
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