Las Vegas (and Clark County) on Film

From the earliest days of silent films, Las Vegas and Clark County have provided the scenic backdrop for movies. Dramas, potboilers, westerns, comedies and even an Oscar winner or two have been filmed there. Many silent classics, such as John Ford's The Iron Horse and James Cruze's The Covered Wagon were shot up in the Reno/Tahoe area where it was easier to transport and house the casts and crews and, in the summer, the weather was much more forgiving than further south in Clark County. However, filmmakers loved the diverse scenery of Southern Nevada and it became a favorite location for many studios and directors.



The Hazards of Helen

The Hazards of Helen was a silent serial about a tough cookie gal (initially played by Helen Holmes ) and directed by her husband, JP McGowan. Helen was a tougher gal than Pauline and a great deal spunkier. Three episodes were filmed in downtown Las Vegas and the Union Pacific Railyards in the winter and spring of 1915. Most of the 101 episodes from this serial are considered "lost" films. However, a few episodes do survive. We are trying to determine if any of the episodes filmed in Las Vegas have survived.


Pot of Gold

Considered to be a "lost" film, all that remains of this one are a few still pictures in Special Collections, Lied Library, Univ of Las Vegas, Nevada. The filmmakers hired Alta Ham, the wife of prominent lawyer, Artemus Ham, whose family had come to Las Vegas in the mid-1900s. Not much is known about the film.


Boulder Dam

Directed by: Frank McDonald

Writing credits: Sy Bartlett and Ralph Block

Stars: Ross Alexander, Patricia Ellis and Lyle Talbot

Warners Brothers/First National Pictures

A man on the lam for killing his boss tries to turn his life around while working on the building of Hoover Dam.

Though many action scenes take place at the Dam, principal photography was not allowed. A second unit crew had to be dispatched to film the construction site and that footage was used in rear-projection scenes.


Las Vegas Nights

Directed by: Ralph Murphy

Writing credits: Harry Clork and Ernest Pagano

Stars: Constance Moore, Bert Wheeler and Phil Regan

Paramount Pictures

A vaudeville act inherits an old beat-up building and decides to turn it into a nightclub. Parts of this movie were shot in and around Downtown Las Vegas. Featured is the Tommy Dorsey Band with uncredited, crooner Frank Sinatra.


Moon Over Las Vegas

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

Writing Credits; Clyde Bruckman and George Jeske

Stars: Anne Gwynne, David Bruce adn Barbara Jo Allen

Universal Pictures

A beautiful woman goes to Las Vegas hoping to make her husband jealous. However, once there, she falls for another man.

Sheriff of Las Vegas

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Writing Credits: Norman S. Hall

Stars: Bill Elliot (as Red Ryder), Robert Blake and Alice Fleming

Republic Pictures

When the Sheriff is killed during a bank hold-up, Red Ryder becomes the new sheriff and must bring law and order back.



Directed by: William Witney

Writing Credits: Gerald Geraghty and Julian Zimet

Stars: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and George "Gabby" Hayes

Republic Pictures

Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and the gang are in this western. Helldorado was a yearly celebration every May in Las Vegas that allowed residents and tourists to dress up in Western clothes. There were parades, a Western Village and alot of fun. This movie was made to capitalize on the event. Rogers and his wife were well known in Las Vegas and socialized with many of the prominent citizens such as "Big" Jim Cashman, Sr one of the founders of Helldorado. Due to the Hays office, the movie title had to drop one of the letter L's before it could be released.

Flight to Nowhere

Directed by: William Rowland

Writing Credits: Arthur V Jones

Stars: Alan Curtis, Evelyn Ankers and Jack Holt

Screen Guild Productions

A couple on a plane find themselves mixed up in a plot to steal atomic secets! Look for McCarren Airport.



Lady Luck

Directed by Edwin L. Marin

Writing Credits: Frank Fenton and Herbert Clyde Lewis

Stars: Robert Young, Barbara Hale and Frank Morgan

RKO Pictures

A woman from a gambling family marries a gambler and tries to reform him. Another film that was shot out at the Bar Nothing Ranch which is now the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park This ranch was owned, at one time by Chet Lauck of Lum and Abner fame. Lauck and his friend, Don Ameche raced horses and raised cattle there. In 1955 the ranch was sold to Vera Krupp. It was her principal residence until she sold the ranch to Howard Hughes in 1967. Hughes sold the property in 1972.


Vacation in Reno

Directed by: Leslie Goodwins

Writing Credits: Charles Kerrr and Charles E Roberts

Stars: Jack Haley, Sr, Anne Jeffreys and Wally Brown

RKO Pictures

A couple have a phony argument to teach their friends a lesson. I guess nothing says Reno, Nevada like the Bar Nothing Ranch in Las Vegas.



Bells of San Angelo

Directed by: William Witney

Writing Credits: Paul Gangelin and Sloan Nibley

Stars: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Andy Devine

Republic Pictures

Bad guy Rex Gridley has a worthless silver mine with one big asset: A passageway to another valuable silver mine. Using the passageway, Gridley's men salt their worthless mine with the silver from the Mexican mine. Though supposedly taking place in Mexico and along the border, most of this film was filmed at the Bar Nothing Ranch and out at Goodsprings.



Directed by: George Marshall

Writing Credits: Roy Chanslor

Stars: Paulette Goddard, Macdonald Carey and Fred Clark

Paramount Pictures

As part of a bet, a compulsive gambler agrees to marry the winner, a professional gambler. However, before he can "collect" his winnings, she skips town. The gambler hires a private detective to find the woman and bring her back. Filmed at the Bar Nothing Ranch.


The Lady Gambles

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Writing Credits: Roy Huggins

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston and Stephen McNally

Universal Pictures

When a wife accompanies her reporter-husband to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time. Location shooting included Las Vegas, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Tony Curtis (billed as Anthony Curtis) has a small role as a bellboy.


Dark City

Directed by: William Dieterle

Writing Credits: Ketti Frings

Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott and Viveca Lindfors

Paramount Pictures

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked game of poker feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them. A film noir partially filmed in Las Vegas and notable as the first big role for Charlton Heston.

My Friend Irma Goes West

Directed by: Hal Walker

Writing Credits: Cy Howard

Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Marie Wilson.

Follow-up to Martin and Lewis' debut film "My Friend Irma". This film finds the duo and Marie Wilson headed for fame and fortune in Hollywood but not before stopping off in Las Vegas along the way. Want to see what the Flamingo Pool looked like back in the early 1950s? This is the film to watch.


Painting the Clouds with Sunshine aka Gold Diggers of Las Vegas

Directed by: David Butler

Writing Credits: Harry Clork

Stars: Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo and SZ "Cuddles" Sakall

Warner Brothers

Three girls travel to Las Vegas to sing their way to fame, fortune and millionaire husbands.  Along the way, they hope to save their Uncle's casino.  Filmed primarily in Las Vegas, locations include the Club  Bingo (now the Sahara Hotel) and a Helldorado parade.


Sky Full of Moon

Directed by: Norman Foster

Writing Credits: Norman Foster


ars: Carleton Carpenter, Jan Sterling and Keenan Wynn


An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend. Las Vegas locations include the old train depot downtown (where the Plaza is today) and the 1952 Helldorado Parade.

The Las Vegas Story

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Writing Credits: Jay Dratler and Earl Fenton

Stars: Jane Russell, Victor Mature and Vincent Price

RKO Pictures

Singer Linda Rollins and her husband visit Las Vegas. Unfortunately, her shady businessman/husband has murder on his mind. Bad news for both of them, the cop on the case is Linda's old beau. Locations include local hotels, casinos and McCarran Field (Alamo Airways).


Sabre Jet

Directed by: Louis King

Writing Credits: Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson

Stars: Robert Stack, Coleen Gray and Richard Arlen

United Artists

The story of jet pilots flying over Korea from their air base in Japan. Filmed primarily at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas. Who knew North Las Vegas looked like Japan?

Split Second

Directed by: Dick Powell

Writing Credits: Chester Erskine and Irving Wallace

Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith and Jan Sterling

RKO Pictures

Escaped cons take hostages into the atomic blast zone. This film includes scenes filmed at the Nevada Test Site about 85 miles north of Las Vegas.


The Atomic Kid

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Writing Credits: Blake Edwards and Benedict Freedman

Stars: Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss and Elaine Devry

Republic Pictures

An uranium miner becomes radioactive. This film also was allowed to film some scenes at the Nevada Test Site and they also shot at various desert locales closer to Las Vegas.

Highway Dragnet

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Writing Credits: US Anderson and Roger Corman

Stars: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett and Wanda Hendrix

Allied Artists

Another film noir that was partially filmed in Las Vegas, mainly the opening sequence. Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean war vet flees the police.


The Girl Rush

Directed by: Robert Pirosh

Writing Credits: Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron (Nora Ephron's parents)

Stars: Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas and Eddie Albert

Paramount Pictures

Another musical with Las Vegas as the locale. Filmed mainly at the Flamingo. Gloria Dehaven's character is named Taffy Tremaine.

Las Vegas Shakedown

Directed by: Sidney Salkow

Writing Credits: Steve Fisher

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray and Charles Winninger

Allied Artists Productions

Grand Motel in Las Vegas when Las Vegas was a small town. A series of vignettes, unconnected to one another but set against the back drop of 1955 Las Vegas.


Crashing Las Vegas

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Writing Credits: Jack Townley

Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and Mary Castle. Look for restaurant owner Nicky Blair as Sam.

Allied Artists

The Bowery Boys invade Las Vegas but rarely leave the soundstage.

Hollywood or Bust

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Writing Credits: Erna Lazarus

Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Pat Crowley. Cast includes Dean Martin's daughters, Claudia, Deana and Gail.

Paramount Pictures

Two guys travel across country in search of stardom. The last film Martin and Lewis made together.

Meet Me in Las Vegas

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Writing Credits: Isobel Lennart

Stars: Fan Dailey, Cyd Charrisse and Agnes Moorehead. Includes performers Lena Horne, Frankie Laine, Pier Angeli, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis, Jr and Mitsuko Sawamura. Includes uncredited cameos by Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Hank Worden, Robert Fuller and Steve Forrest.


A dancer becomes a gambling cowboy's good luck charm. Star studded film that was shot mainly at the Sands Hotel (where the Venetian Hotel is today).


The Amazing Colossal Man

Directed by: Bert I Gordon

Writing Credits: Mark Hanna and Bert I Gordon

Stars: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs and William Hudson

American International Pictures

A soldier survives a plutonium blast but grows almost 8 inches a day until he is 50 feet tall and begins to lose his mind. However, his girl still loves him. Locations include Downtown, Vegas Vic, the Strip and Hoover Dam.

Eighteen and Anxious

Directed by: Joe Parker

Writing Credits: Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson

Stars: Mary Webster, Ron Hagerthy and William Campbell. Look for Connie Stevens.

Republic Pictures

A young couple, still in high school, secretly wed. Unfortunately the young husband dies before telling his parents. Left alone, the young wife discovers she is pregnant. Somehow, this story meanders its way from Hollywood to Las Vegas. Luckily for us, they actually shot in Las Vegas hotels and around the pools.

The Joker is Wild

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Writing Credits: Art Cohn and Oscar Saul

Stars: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor and Jeanne Crain

The story of one of Sinatra's idols, Joe E. Lewis includes some brief scenes shot on location.

Paramount Pictures


Guns, Girls and Gangsters

Directed by: Edward L Cahn

Writing Credits: Paul Gangelin and Robert E Kent

Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr and Lee Van Cleef

United Artists

An ex-con teams up with a cheating blonde and plans an elaborate heist of a Las Vegas casino.

Hey Boy! Hey Girl!

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

Writing Credits: Raphael Hayes and James West

Stars: Louis Prima, Keely Smith and James Gregory.  Sam Butera and the Witnesses also appear.

In Las Vegas, a band leader has to replace his female vocalist and trouble ensues.  Shot mainly in Las Vegas and surrounding areas, including Mt. Charleston. 


Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Writing Credits: George Clayton Johnson and Jack Golden Russell

Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson and Joey Bishop

Warner Brothers


Eleven friends from World War II plan to rob five of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. Filmed primarily in Las Vegas including footage of the Sahara, the Desert Inn, the Rivieria, the Sands and the Flamingo. Stories abound about shooting the film during the day and the Rat Pack performing at night in the Copa Room at the Sands (but with a visit to the Steam Room in between).


Kiss Me, Stupid

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Writing Credits: Anna Bonacci, I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder

Stars: Dean Martin, Kim Novack and Ray Walston

While traveling from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Dino is stranded in a small town called Climax. Location filming included the Sands Hotel (where the Venetian is today).

MGM/United Artists

Viva Las Vegas

Directed by: George Sidney

Writing Credits: Sally Benson

Stars: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margaret and Casare Danova


Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margaret drives him wild! Wonderful footage of Downtown, the Convention Center, the Lake, Mt Charleston and all around town. My dad was working at the Golden Gate and was part of the crowd on Fremont Street as Elvis drives by in the final race.


Las Vegas Hillbillies aka Las Vegas Hillbillys

Directed by: Arthur Pierce

Writing Credits: Larry Jackson

Stars: Ferlin Husky (I'm not kidding), Mamie Van Doren and Jayne Mansfield. Look for Richard Kiel in a small role.

Woolner Brothers Productions

When a Tennessee wood hauler inherits a Las Vegas casino he soon realizes that it comes with a $38,000 debt. But his Aunt Clementine has a few ideas on how to turn business around. Brief scenes filmed in Las Vegas.

The Professionals

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Writing Credits: Ricard Brooks

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Woody Strode and Claudia Cardinale.

Columbia Studios

A rich Texan hires three men to find his wife and return her to him. This film was shot in the Valley of Fire State Park. The cast stayed downtown while filming. One late night, after an evening of drinking, Lee Marvin and Woody Strode decided that Vegas Vic (the neon cowboy atop the Pioneer Club) was too annoying and the constant recording of "Howdy Pardner" was keeping them awake. They began shooting arrows at Vegas Vic from their hotel rooms across the street. The police were called, the bows and arrows removed from their rooms and Vegas Vic was silenced permanently by the city fathers.


In Cold Blood

Directed by Richard Brooks

Writing Credits: Richard Brooks

Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson and John Forsythe

Columbia Studios

The murderers of the Clutter family were apprehended in Las Vegas. The scene of them arrested appears to be shot on the Strip near the Travelodge (that is now next door to Circus Circus). Others say this scene was filmed in Reno.


Directed by Walon Green and Mitchell Leisen (!!!)

Writing Credits: Sydney Field

Stars: Constance Moore, Mickey Hargitay and features Vic Damone, Jayne Mansfield, Juliet Prowse and Barkley Shaw.

Trans American Films

Documentary filmed primarily at the Tropicana and Dunes Hotels (where the Bellagio is today) in 1962-1963 and is on the nightlife in Las Vegas. Includes some numbers from Mansfield and Hargitay's nightclub routine. Also includes scenes of gambling casinos, boxing and cock fighting (!).


Machine Gun McCain

Directed by: Giuliano Montaldo

Writing Credits: Ovid Demaris and Giuliano Montaldo

Stars: John Cassavettes, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk. Look for Gena Rowlands.

Columbia Pictures

A gambler tries for one more win against the house. Filmed partially in Las Vegas including many local street scenes.

They Came to Rob Las Vegas

Directed by: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi

Writing Credits: Lluis Joep Comeron and Jo Eisinger

Stars: Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J Cobb

Warner Brothers

Another heist caper with various authentic Las Vegas scenes.


Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Writing Credits: Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker

Stars: Elliot Gould, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp and Dyan Cannon

Columbia Studios

Two couples enjoy the swinging sixties. The end of the film was shot in the Rivieria.

Hell's Angels '69

Directed by: Lee Madden

Writing Credits: Jeremy Slate and Tom Stern

Stars: Tom Stern, Jeremy Slate, Sonny Barger, Danielle Corn

American International Pictures

Two swinging batchelors plan a casino heist and plan to pin it on the Hell's Angels. Features real Hell's Angels in the cast. Locations include Caesars Palace three years after it opened.


The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Writing Credits: John Crawford and Edmund Penney

Stars: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens and David Warner.  Local politician Darwin Lamb appears as The Stranger.

A lyrical and touching fable about a man who finds water in the desert.  Shot on various movie ranches, the film also shot at the Valley of Fire State Park and some desert locales around Las Vegas. 

C.C. and Company

Directed by: Seymour Robbie

Writing Credits: Roger Smith

Stars: Joe Namath, Ann-Margaret and William Smith

MGM/United Artists

Another biker film shot primarily around Tucson but some location shooting at the Flamingo Hotel.

Elvis: That's the Way It Is

Directed by Denis Sanders

Starring Elvis Presley. Uncredited performers include Charo, Xavier Cugat, Cary Grant, George Hamilton, Juliet Prowse and Sammy Davis, Jr.


Documentary of Elvis Presley performing at the International Hotel (now the Las Vegas Hilton).

The Grasshopper

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Writing Credits: Mark McShane, Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall

Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown and Joseph Cotten. Watch for Penny Marshall as one of the Plaster Casters.

National General Pictures

Three years in the life of a beautiful woman. Location highlights include Circus Circus (shortly after it opened).

The Only Game in Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Writing Credits: Frank Gilroy

Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty and Charles Braswell

20th Century Fox

The story of a dancer and piano player. Filmed mainly on a soundstage in Europe as Taylor wanted to be near then husband Richard Burton who was on location for a film. However, some scenes were actually shot in Las Vegas.


Diamonds Are Forever

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Writing Credits: Ian Fleming (novel) and Richard Maibaum

Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John and Charles Gray


James Bond travels to Las Vegas to investigate the disappearance of diamonds and discovers his archenemy Blofeld is involved. A wonderful look at Las Vegas in 1971. If you want to see what Downtown and the Strip looked like before the corporations took over, want a glimpse of the Convention Center Rotunda, the Alpine Village and West Flamingo Road when it was all desert, this is the movie to see.


Play It As It Lays

Directed by: Frank Perry

Writing Credits: Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld and Tammy Grimes

Universal Pictures

Based on the best selling book by Joan Didion, Tuesday Weld gave the performance of her career. Shot mainly in Los Angeles, but filmed partially in Las Vegas.



Blume in Love

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Writing Credits: Paul Mazursky

Stars: George Segal, Susan Anspach and Kris Kristofferson

Warner Brothers

A divorce attorney is thrown for a loop when his own wife leaves him. McCarren Airport was used as a location.


The Gambler

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Writing Credits: James Toback

Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. Look for James Woods as a bank officer.

Paramount Pictures

A literature professor has a gambling vice and gets in way over his head. Filmed partially on location in Las Vegas.

The Godfather, Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Writing Credits: Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Diane Keaton. Look for Roger Corman as one of the Senators.

Paramount Pictures

Follow-up to Coppola's "Godfather" with Michael at the center and the back story of his father, Vito. Scenes shot in Las Vegas include locations at the Desert Inn and the Tropicana. Michael's compound is located up north in Lake Tahoe.

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Writing Credits: Josh Greenfield and Paul Mazursky

Stars: Art Carney, Rene Enriquez and Herbert Berghof.

20th Century Fox

Harry Coombes decides to go on a cross country odessey. His only companion, his cat Tonto. Locations include Downtown hotels and casinos. Carney won a Best Actor Oscar for this role.


Bite the Bullet

Directed by Richard Brooks

Writing Credits: Richard Brooks

Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen and James Coburn 

At the turn of the century a newspaper sponsors an endurance race: 700 miles.  Who will win? Filmed throughout the Southwest with locations including Lake Mead and Valley of Fire State Park. Look for local politician Darwin Lamb in a cameo.


Las Vegas Lady

Directed by: Noel Nosseck

Writing Credits: Walter Dallenbach

Stars: Stella Stevens, Stuart Whitman and George DiCenzo

Crown International Pictures

Another casino heist film this one filmed at Caesars Palace. Includes other Strip locales as well.

Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins

Directed by: Dick Richards

Writing Credits: John Kaye

Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman and Mackenzie Phillips. Supporting cast includes Louis Prima and Sam Butera.

Warner Brothers

A driving instructor is kidnapped by two women who force him to drive them cross country so they can find stardom and fame. Locations include Las Vegas.


Damnation Alley

Directed by: Jack Smight

Writing Credits: Alan Sharp

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard and Dominique Sand. Look for Murray Hamilton as General Landers (uncredited)

20th Century Fox

In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel cross country in search of other survivors. Features several Las Vegas casinos buried in the sand.

The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Writing Credits: Michael Butler and Dennis Shryack

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke and Pat Hingle. Then local politician Darwin Lamb plays the Police Captain.

Warner Brothers

A tough cop and a lady named Gus must travel from Las Vegas to Phoenix so that she can testify in a mob trial. Locations include Downtown, the Strip and Boulder Highway.

Grand Theft Auto

Directed by: Ron Howard

Writing Credits: Rance and Ron Howard,

Stars: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan and Barry Cahill

New World Pictures

See the greatest cars in the world destroyed. Directorial debut by Ron Howard is filmed almost entirely in Las Vegas.


Corvette Summer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Writing Credits: Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins

Stars: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts and Eugene Roche


A young man's corvette is stolen and he vows to find it. Filmed almost entirely in Las Vegas. Wonderful use of locales. Great look at Las Vegas in the late 1970s.


The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Writing Credits: Don Tait

Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts and Tim Matheson

The Apple Dumpling Gang returns in this sequel. Locations include the desert area around Southern Nevada.

The Electric Horseman

Directed by: Sidney Pollack

Writing Credits: Shelley Burton, Paul Gaer adn Robert Garland

Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Valerie Perrine. Valerie Perrine was a showgirl with the Lido de Paris at the old Stardust before her big break in movies. Local newscaster Red McIlvaine plays one of the news reporters. Local impresario and civil rights activist Bob Bailey also plays a news reporter.

Columbia Pictures

A rodeo star tries to make a comeback. This is the movie with the famous scene of Redford. wearing a suit covered in lights, riding a horse through Caesars Palace. Other locales the Strip and surrounding desert areas.

Going in Style

Directed by: Martin Brest

Writing Credits: Edward Cannon, Martin Brest

Stars: George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. Local showgirl Betty Bunch plays the restaurant cashier.

Warner Brothers

Three old friends plan a heist in Las Vegas. Location shooting includes the Aladdin Hotel (now Planet Hollywood)


Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Writing Credits: Arnold Schulman

Stars: Ali McGraw, Dean Paul Martin nad Maximilian Schell. Look for an uncredited Liv Ullman.

Paramount Pictures

A young tennis player falls for the mistress of a tycoon. Includes various scenes in Las Vegas including Caesars Palace.





Melvin and Howard

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Writing Credits: Bo Goldman

Stars: Jason Robards, Paul LeMat and Mary Steenburgen

Universal Pictures

A small town guy picks up a hitch-hiker who turns out to be Howard Hughes. Filmed primarily in Las Vegas, Goodsprings and Reno.



Directed by: Matt Cimber

Writing Credits: Matt Cimber and John Goff

Stars: Pia Zadora, Telly Savalas and Desi Arnaz, Jr. Local showgirl Betty Bunch makes another screen appearance this time as the Slot Lady. Local performers Phil Ford and Mimi Hines play a couple of campers. Crooner Nelson Sardelli plays Danny Parelli. George Savalas (Telly's brother) plays the Pit Boss. Sammy Shore (father of Pauly and creator of the Comedy Store) plays the waiter. Meshulam Riklis (Zadora's then-husband and then-owner of the Riviera) plays Spiveck.

905 Productions

A gangster's girlfriend hangs out at the Riviera while she waits to testify. Shot mainly at the Riviera.

Funny Money

Directed by James Kenelm Clarke

Writing Credits: James Kenelm Clarke

Stars: Gregg Henry, Elizabeth Daily and Gareth Hunt.

Norfolk International Pictures

A crime caper that goes awry. Opening was shot at Michael Gaughan's Royal Casino (now the Greek Isle).

Gamble on Love

Directed by: Jim Balden

Stars: Ellen Crawford, Beverly Garland and Louis Jordan

A love story that takes place in a casino. Only Las Vegas footae appears to be that of the Strip.


Directed by: Godfrey Reggio

Writing Credits: Ron Fricke, Michael Hoenig

A documentary with no conventional plot. Includes footage of Las Vegas.

Lookin' To Get Out

Directed by Hal Ashby

Writing Credits: Al Schwartz and Jon Voight

Stars: Jon Voight, Ann-Margaret and Burt Young. Look for a very young Angelina Jolie as Tosh. Also Sigfried and Roy appear as Magicians. Performers Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy appear as tourists.

Paramount Pictures

Two gamblers leave New York because one lost too much money and they head to Las Vegas. Filmed mostly in Las Vegas, locales include the original MGM Hotel (now Balley's) and the Frontier Hotel.

One From the Heart

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Writing Credits: Francis Ford Coppola and Armyan Bernstein

Stars: Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest and Raul Julia

American Zoetrope/Columbia Studios

A couple in Las Vegas have a fight and break up amid the back drop of Las Vegas. Filmed mainly on a soundstage with wonderful reproductions of real neon signs, they did shoot on Fremont Street when it was still Glitter Gulch.

Rocky III

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Writing Credits: Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young and Carl Weathers

United Artists

Rocky is defeated by a brutal challenger and Apollo Creed agrees to be his trainer for the rematch. Brief scenes shot at Caesars Palace.

Things Are Tough All Over

Directed by: Thomas K Avildsen

Writing Credits: Tommy Chong and Cheech Martin

Stars: Cheech and Chong

Columbia Pictures

Two car wash attendants are hired to drive a car from Chicago to Las Vegas. A great deal of the film was shot in Las Vegas. Keep an eye out for Rip Taylor.



Directed by: JIm McBride

Writing Credits: Jean-Luc Godard, L.M. Kit Carson and Jim McBride

Stars: Richard Gere, Valerie Kaprisky and Art Metrano

20th Century Fox

A young man has to leave Las Vegas and heads toward Los Angeles. A remake of the famous French New Wave film. Includes such Las Vegas locales as Downtown and the Strip.

Stacy's Knights

Directed by Jim Wilson

Writing Credits: Michael Blake

Stars: Kevin Costner, Andra Millian and Eve Lilith

Crown International Pictures

Also known as Double Down. Notable mainly as Costner's first starring role. A lady addicted to gambling vows to take down the casino where thugs killed her mentor. Filmed mainly in Reno but does have some Las Vegas locales.


Love Streams

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Writing Credits: Ted Allan

Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes and Diahnne Abbott

Cannon Films

A few days in the life of a writer and his sister. About half way through the film, the film shifts to Las Vegas and includes footage shot at the Imperial Palace.

Oh, God! You Devil!

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Writing Credits: Andrew Berman and Avery Corman

Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass and Ron Silver. Local newscaster Red McIlvaine appears as a poker player as does showgirl, Betty Bunch.

Warner Brothers

George Burns appears as both God and the Devil, in this tale of trying to save a young rocker's soul. About a quarter of the film was shot in Las Vegas with lots of footage of Caesars.

Oxford Blues

Directed by: Robert Boris

Writing Credits: Robert Boris

Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy and Amanda Pays


A young hustler cons his way into Oxford University to be near the girl he loves. The opening was filmed at the Dunes Hotel (now the Bellagio).


Directed by: John Carpenter

Writing Credits: Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith. Local showgirl Betty Bunch makes another appearance as a truck stop waitress.

Columbia Pictures

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him to the meteor crater in Arizona. Location highlights include the Horseshoe Casino (now Binions).




Directed by: Patrick Kelly

Writing Credits: Allan Weisbecker

Stars: Loretta Swit, Rip Torn and Kenneth Mars

Orion Pictures

An advertising firm hopes to keep its brewery account with a new advertising campaign. Locations include the Valley of Fire State Park

Delta Pi

Directed by: Kevin Brodie

Writing Credits: Kevin Brodie

Stars: Ruth Gordon, Laura Branigan and Eddie Deezen

Vestron Video

A sorority house mother enters her girls in a mud-wresting contest. Locations include the Maxim Hotel (now the Casualrina).

Fever Pitch

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Writing Credits: Richard Brooks

Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Chad Everett and John Saxon


A compulsive gambler gets in deep with loan sharks. Filmed primarily in Las Vegas, notable for an appearance by Las Vegas Sun publisher, Hank Greenspun.

Hell Squad

Directed by: Kenneth Hartford

Writing Credits: Kenneth Hartford

Stars: Bainbridge Scott, Glen Hartford and Tina Lederman

Cannon Films

To rescue the son of a diplomat who has been kidnapped by terrorists, a group of Las Vegas showgirls undergo commando training. Imperial Palace showgirls are in the film.

Lost in America

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Writing Credits: Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson

Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagarty and Sylvia Farrel. Look for Garry Marshall in the role of the manager of the Desert Inn (now Wynn).

Warner Brothers

Other locations include Hoover Dam, the Las Vegas Strip and Boulder Highway.

Rocky IV

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Writing Credits: Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and Carl Weathers

United Artists

Rocky must defeat a powerful Soviet boxer. In the beginning of the film, we see Rocky in the original MGM Grand Hotel (now Balley's).



Directed by: Jerry Jameson

Writing Credits: William Goldman

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Karen Young and Howard Hesseman

Cannon Film Group

Burt Reynolds is a soft-hearted bodyguard with a gambling problem who protects his friends. Filmed entirely in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

Las Vegas Serial Killer

Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler

Writing Credits: Ray Dennis Steckler

Stars: Pierre Agostino, Kathryn Downey and Ron Jason

A serial killer targets buxom, young women. Also known as the Hollywood Strangler in Las Vegas. Filmed in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Weekend

Directed by: Dale Trevillion

Writing Credits: Dale Trevillion

Stars: Barry Hickey, Jace Damon and Macka Foley

Pygmalion Productions

A computer nerd, on vacation in Las Vegas, begins winning and finds women are attracted to him. Locations include the Boyd Gaming's California Hotel and Casino.


Directed by: Jerome Gary

Writing Credits: Charles Gaines

20th Century Fox

Documentary that focuses on a strippers' convention and a major contest. Locations include the Sahara Hotel and the Imperial Palace.


Cherry 2000

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Writing Credits: Michael Almereyda and Lloyd Fonvielle

Stars: David Andrews, Jennifer Balgobin and Harry Carey, Jr. Look for Melaine Griffith, Ben Johnson in small roles.

Orion Pictures

This film takes place in 2017. Las Vegas has been abandoned is covered with sand. A man goes searching for the perfect woman only to find he didn't have to travel that far.

Filmed entirely in Nevada. Southern Nevada locations include: Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park, Beatty, Echo Bay, Lake Mead, Goldfield, Nelson, Rhyolite and Las Vegas.

Iron Eagle

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Writing Credits: Kevin Elders and Sidney J. Furie

Stars: Louis Gossett, Jr, Jason Gedrick and Tim Thomerson


A young man must train to become a pilot so he can rescue his Air Force pilot father. Some of the film was shot at the Valley of Fire State Park.


Directed by: Steve Carver

Writing Credits: Michael Lanahan, David Oas

Stars: Scott Strader, Richard Roundtree and Mariska Hargitay

Crown International Pictures

A college tennis coach is told to put together a winning team or else. Filmed in Las Vegas, locales include the Barbary Coast.

Over the Top

Directed by: Menahem Golan

Writing Credits: Stirling Silliphant and Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia and Susan Blakely

Cannon Group


A long-haul trucker enters an arm wrestling contest hoping to change his life. Locations include the Las Vegas Hilton.


Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Writing Credits: Andrew Davis, Steven Pressfield

Stars: Steven Segal, Pam Grier and Henry Silva

Warner Brothers

A cop with a past uncovers a conspiracy. Though filmed in Chicago, the computer convention was shot during the Comdex Expo in Las Vegas.

Dance or Die

Directed by: Richard W. Munchkin

Writing Credits: Richard W. Munchkin

Stars: Roy Keiffer, Rebecca Barrington and Will Cavanaugh

City Lights Home Entertainment

A producer tries to ready his dance troupe for their big break while trying to kick his drug habit. Filmed entirely in Las Vegas.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Directed by: James Signorelli

Writing Credits: Sam Egan and John Paragon

Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Sally Kellerman and Jeff Conway

New World Pictures

Elvira learns that she has inherited a fortune. Star Cassandra Peterson was a dancer at the Dunes back in the early 1970s. The last part of the film was shot in Las Vegas and has great footage of the Flamingo Hotel from that era.


Directed by: Leo Fong

Stars: Chuck Jeffreys, George Chung and Troy Donahue

Two cops that don't like each other become partners. Many scenes shot in Las Vegas.

Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Writing Credits: George Gallo

Stars: Charles Grodin, Robert DeNiro amd Dennis Farina

Universal Pictures

After jumping bail, an accountant is pursued by the FBI, bounty hunters and the mob. Location footage includes McCarran Airport and the Strip.

Picasso Trigger

Directed by: Andy Sidaris

Writing Credits: Andy Sidaris

Stars: Steve Bond, Dona Speir and Harold Diamond

Malibu Bay Films

A double agent must be stopped. Filmed partially in Las Vegas. Locales include the Sands Hotel (now the Venetian).

Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Writing Credits: Ronald Bass

Stars: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Golino


Two brothers, one autistic, take a road trip. Locations include Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Strip.


Cold Heat

Directed by: Ulli Lommel

Writing Credits: Ulli Lommel, Buddy Siegel

Stars: John Phillip Law, Britt Ekland and Robert Sacchi

Falcon Films

A car chase turns deadly. Locations include Whiskey Pete's in Primm (Stateline).

Desert Steel

Directed by: Glenn Gebhard

Writing Credits: Glenn Gebhard

Stars: Pat Berry, Keith Brennan and Tom Brennan. Look for Russ Tamblyn as Tate.

Artist View Entertainment

Race Car adventure set in Las Vegas. Filmed throughout Southern Nevada.


Directed by: Rod Daniel

Writing Credits: Steven Siegel and Scott Myers

Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris and Kevin Tighe

Universal Pictures

A maverick detective teams with a smart german shepard to track down an elusive criminal. Look quick, there's some brief Las Vegas footage.

Kill Me Again

Directed by: John Dahl

Writing Credits: John Dahl, David Warfield

Stars: Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri and Michael Madsen


A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run. Locales include the Las Vegas Hilton, several desert scenes and Overton and Echo Bay.

Speed Zone

Directed by: Jim Drake

Writing Credits: Michael Short

Stars: John Candy, Donna Dixon and Matt Frewer

Orion Pictures

A cross country car race. Brief scenes of McCarran Airport.

Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Writing Credits: Randy Feldman

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell and Teri Hatcher

Warner Brothers

Two of LA's top cops are framed and must clear their names. Shot not only in Los Angeles but also throughout Clark County.


Another 48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Writing Credits: John Fasano, Jeb Stuart and Larry Gross

Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy and Brion James

Two cops have 48 hours to find a drug dealer. Sequel to "48 Hrs". Partially filmed in Las Vegas.

Little Vegas

Directed by: Perry Lang

Writing Credits: Perry Lang

Stars: Anthony John Denison, Catherine O'Hara and Anne Francis (!). Look for director John Sayles as Mike, Jerry Stiller as Sam and Bob Goldthwait.

IRS Media

A grieving widower moves from New Jersey to a trailer park in Nevada. Locales include Las Vegas and the surrounding desert.

Living to Die

Directed by: Wings Hauser

Writing Credits: Stephen Smoke

Stars: Wings Hauser, Darcy DeMoss, Asher Brauner

A burned-out private detective gets involved in blackmail and murder. Filmed mostly in Las Vegas, locales include many Downtown casinos.

Masters of Menace

Directed by: Daniel Raskov

Writing Credits: Daniel Raskov

Stars: David Rasche, Catherine Bach and Lee Ving. Look for Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, George Wendt and Jim Belushi in small roles.

New Line Cinema

A motorcycle gang travels cross country to bury one of their own. Brief footage of North Las Vegas.



Directed by: Barry Levinson

Writing Credits: Dean Jennings, James Toback

Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening and Sir Ben Kingsley. Watch for rock and roll impresario Bill Graham as "Lucky" Luciano. Wendy Malick has a brief role.


The story of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. Revisionist Las Vegas history. There were hotels and casinos on the Strip and downtown when Bugsy first traveled up the highway. Wonderful looking recreation of downtown in the early 1940s but Fremont Street was paved by then. Includes both vintage and location footage.


Directed by: Carl Colpaert

Writing Credits: Carl Colpaert and Kurt Voss

Stars: Jim Metzler, Jerry Orbach and Kyle Secor. Look for Richard Jordan in one of his last roles.


An embezzler driving through Southern Nevada picks up two hitch-hikers. Filming locations include Rhyolite, Amargosa Valley and the Maxim Hotel in Las Vegas.

Do or Die

Directed by: Andy Sidaris

Writing Credits: Andy Sidaris

Stars: Pat Morita, Erik Estrada and Dona Speir


Two beautiful American special agents must stay one step ahead of a team of assassins trying to kill them. Las Vegas locales include the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino.

Harley Davidson and the Marlborough Man

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Writing Credits: Don Michael Paul

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson and Chelsea Field


Two friends try to save their favorite bar. Las Vegas locales include the Dunes Hotel (now the Bellagio).

Hot Shots!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Writing Credits: Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes and Valerie Golino

20th Century Fox

A parody of "Top Gun". Locations include the Dunes Hotel (now the Bellagio).

King Ralph

Directed by: David S. Ward

Writing Credits: Emlyn Williams, David S. Ward

Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole and John Hurt

Universal Pictures

An American slob inherits the throne of England. While filmed mainly in England, the film does have some footage shot on Fremont Street.

The Marrying Man

Directed by: Jerry Rees

Writing Credits: Neil Simon

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Bassinger and Paul Reiser

Buena Vista Pictures

A playboy falls for night-club singer in 1940s Las Vegas.

Beautiful recreation of the El Rancho Vegas Hotel. Controversy over whether the set was built in Arizona or Lancaster, CA. Does include some location footage in Las Vegas. If you want to see what the first real hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip looked like, this is the movie. The El Rancho Vegas burned in 1960. Its location is currently an empty lot on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd South and Sahara.

Queen of Diamonds

Directed by: Nina Menkes

Stars: Tinka Menkas

An alienated blackjack dealer mourns her husband. Filmed partially in Las Vegas.

Steal America

Directed by: Lucy Phillips

Writing Credits: Lucy Phillips, Glen Scantlebury

Stars: Clara Bellino, Christopher Fisher and Kevin Haley

Pacific Film Fund

Three young immigrants go on a road trip to New Orleans. Filmed primarily in San Francisco, they did film the Las Vegas scenes on location.

Vegas in Space

Directed by: Phillip R. Ford

Writing Credits: Doris Fish and Phillip R. Ford

Stars: Matthew Barton, Jennifer Blowdryer and John Canalli

Troma Films

Three soldiers become drag queens and are sent on a secret mission. Filmed mainly in San Francisco, there is some footage of Las Vegas.


Cool World

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Writing Credits: Michael Grais and Mark Victor

Stars: Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne and Brad Pitt

Paramount Pictures

A comic strip vamp hopes to seduce her creator so she can cross over into the real world. Part animation, part live action. Filmed partly in Las Vegas, look for the Plaza Hotel and Casino.

Deadly Bet

Directed by: Richard W. Munchkin

Writing Credits: Joseph Merhi and Robert Tiffi

Stars: Jeff Wincott, Charlene Tilton and Gary Daniels

PM Entertainment

A gambler tries to buy his way out of the mob. Filmed completely in Las Vegas. Locales include Arizona Charlie's, West.

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Writing Credits: Thom Eberhardt, Peter Elbling and Garry Goodrow

Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Lloyd Bridges

Buena Vista Pictures

A scientist accidentally uses his son in an experiment. Las Vegas locations include Fremont Street, the Pioneer Club, Hard Rock Cafe, Mirage Hotel and Casino and Wet 'n Wild Water Park.

Honeymoon in Vegas

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

Writing Credits: Andrew Bergman

Stars: James Caan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicholas Cage. Look for UNLV Basketball Coach, Jerry Tarkanian as Sid Feder

Columbia Pictures

A young man loses his girl to a high roller romantic and must win her back. Las Vegas locales include Bally's and the Las Vegas Strip. The Flying Elvi make an appearance.

Pure Country

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Writing Credits: Rex McGee

Stars: George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren and Rory Calhoun

Warner Brothers

A disillusioned country superstar goes in search of happiness. Las Vegas locales include the Mirage Hotel and the National Final Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Roadside Prophets

Directed by: Abbe Wool

Writing Credits: Abbe Wool

Stars: John Doe, David Anthony Marshall and Judyth Thurman. Look for Arlo Guthrie as Harvey, Timothy Leary as Salvadore, Don Cheadle as Happy Days Manager and John Cusack as Casper

New Line Cinema

Two bikers go on a road trip to fulfill a dying friend's request. Southern Nevada locales include Lake Mead, Valley of Fire and brief footage of Las Vegas.


Directed by John Mackenzie

Writing Credits: Stephen Davis

Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn and Arliss Howard. Look for David Duchovny as Officer Tippit.

Polygram Filmed Entertainment

A look at Jack Ruby, the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald. Includes vintage stock footage of Las Vegas.

Solar Crisis

Directed by Richard C. Sarafian and Alan Smithee (!)

Writing Credits: Joe Gannon

Stars: Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston and Peter Boyle

Trimark Pictures

Astronauts rush to save Earth from being consumed by a solar flare. Filmed throughout Clark County.

This is My Life

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Writing Credits: Meg Wolitzer, Nora Ephron

Stars: Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis and Gaby Hoffman. Look for Julie Behar as Ruby and Tim Blake Nelson as Dennis.

20th Century Fox

A female stand-up comic tries to juggle fame and raising a family. Shot in Canada and Las Vegas. Locales include the Tropicana and McCarran Airport.

Unbecoming Age

Directed by: Alfredo Rigel, Deborah Ringel

Writing Credits: Meridith Baer and Geof Prysirr

Stars: Diane Salinger, Colleen Camp and George Clooney. Look for Wallace Shawn as Dr. Block.

Castle Hill Productions

A woman tries to escape her stifling marriage by becoming someone else. Las Vegas locales seen briefly. Also known as The Magic Bubble.

Universal Soldier

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Writing Credits: Richard Rothstein and Christopher Leitch

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Jerry Orbach


A group of elite soldiers are more than they seem. Shot primarily in Arizona, the film also includes scenes at Hoover Dam.



Another Stakeout

Directed by: John Badham

Writing Credits: Jim Kouf

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estavez and Rosie O'Donnell

Buena Vista Pictures

Two cops are joined by an attorney from the DA's office to stakeout a lakeside home. Some scenes filmed at McCarran Airport and downtown.

Best of the Best 2

Directed by: Robert Radler

Writing Credits: Max Strom and John Allen Nelson

Stars: Eric Roberts, Chris Penn and Wayne Newton.

Ascot Video

Two friends vow to avenge a fighter's death. Some brief footage of Las Vegas.

Father Hood

Directed by: Darrell Roodt

Writing Credits: Scott Spencer

Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry and Michael Ironside

Hollywood Pictures

A father hopes to make one more big score and be reunited permanently with his kids. Southern Nevada locales include Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park and Fremont Street.

Huck and the King of Hearts

Directed by: Michael Keusch

Writing Credits: Christopher Sturgeon

Stars: Graham Greene, Dee Wallace-Stone and Joe Piscopo

Trimark Pictures

Updated version, based on the novel by Mark Twain, Huck (yes, that Huck) and his friend Jim go searching for Huck's long lost grandfather. Several scenes filmed in Las Vegas.


Indecent Proposal

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Writing Credits: Amy Holden Jones

Stars: Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson

Paramount Pictures

A married woman agrees to have sex with another man for one million dollars. Lots of footage of Las Vegas, especially the Las Vegas Hilton.

Midnight Witness

Directed by: Peter Foldy

Writing Credits: Peter Foldy

Stars: Paul Johansson, Maxwell Caulfied and Karen Moncrieff . Look for Virginia Mayo as Kitty.

Cine 360

Renegade cops take the law into their own hands endangering witnesses to a murder. Brief footage of Las Vegas.


Reckless Kelly

Directed by: Yahoo Serious

Writing Credits: Lulu Pinkus, David Roach

Stars: Yahoo Serious, Hugo Weaving and Melora Hardin. Look for ex-MTV veejay, Nina Blackwood as a gossip reporter.

Warner Brothers

A bank-robber and pop culture hero becomes furious when approached about a buy-out. Filmed primarily in Australia, it does have brief footage of Las Vegas.



City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

Directed by: Paul Weiland

Writing Credits: Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel

Stars: Billy Crystal, Jon Lovitz and Jack Palance

Columbia Pictures

Sequel to "City Slickers". Ending was shot on Fremont Street.

Confessions of a Hitman

Directed by: Larry Leahy

Writing Credits: Tony Cinciripini and Larry Leahy

Stars: James Remar, Michael Wright and Emily Longstreth

Hemdale Home Video

A former hitman steals from the Mob planning to retire in Tahiti but the plan goes awry. Several Southern Nevada locations including the Valley of Fire and Beatty. The end of the movie occurs on Fremont Street with footage of the Plaza, the Golden Nugget and the Four Queens.

8 Seconds

Directed by: John Avildsen

Writing Credits: Monte Merrick

Stars: Luke Perry, Carrie Snodgrass and James Rebhorn. Look for Renee Zellweger as a Buckle Bunny.

New Line Cinema

The Lane Frost Story. Ending was filmed at the National Rodeo Finals at the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV.

Hard Vice

Directed by: Joey Travolta

Writing Credits: Rich Dillion, Joey Travolta

Stars: Sam J. Jones, Shannon Tweed and James Gammon

A-Mark Entertainment

A group of vice cops try to stop a female serial killer. Filmed primarily at Arizona Charlie's West and the Maxim (now the Westin Casualrina).

I Love Trouble

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Writing Credits: Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer

Stars: Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts and Robert Loggia

Buena Vista Pictures

Competing journalists team up to uncover a myster. Partially filmed in Las Vegas.

Night of the Running Man

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Writing Credits: Lee Wells

Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Scott Glenn and Matthew Laurance. Look for Wayne Newton as August Gurino.

Trimark Pictures

A Las Vegas cab-driver discovers his fare has been murdered and has left a million dollars in his cab. Partially filmed in Las Vegas, locales include Fremont Street.

Road Killers

Directed by: Deran Sarafian

Writing Credits: Tedi Sarafian

Stars: Christopher Lambert, Craig Sheffer and David Arquette

Miramax Films

A close encounter with a killer results in murder and being chased by a carload of maniacs. Filmed in Parker, Arizona and Southern Nevada.

Star Trek: Generations

Directed by: David Carson

Writing Credits: Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, Ronald Moore, Brannon Braga

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner

Paramount Pictures

Captain Kirk returns from the dead to help save the Enterprise and the galaxy. Locales include the Valley of Fire State Park.

Sword of Honor

Directed by: Robert Tiffi

Writing Credits: Clay Ayers and Robert Tiffi

Stars: Tsuyoshi Abe, Cheryl Archinal and Clay Ayers

PM Entertainment Group

A cop vows revenge on the killers of his former partner. Filmed in and around Las Vegas with locales that include the Continental Hotel.


Directed by: Andrew Chiaramonte

Writing Credits: Andrew Chiaramonte

Stars: Nick Cassavetes, Jeremy Piven and Jim Beaver.

Borde Releasing

A young couple struggle to keep their relationship together. Brief footage of Las Vegas includes the Desert Inn Hotel (now the Wynn).




Bodily Harm

Directed by: James Lemmo

Writing Credits Joseph Whaley and Ronda Barendes

Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Daniel Baldwin and Gregg Henry

Rysher Entertainment

Two detectives try to solve the murder of a Las Vegas dancer. Filmed entirely in Las Vegas.


Directed by Martin Scorsese

Writing Credits: Nicholas Pileggi

Stars: Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone

Universal Pictures

Loosely based on the true story of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal and Tony "the Ant" Spilotro and their days in Las Vegas in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many of the Tangiers Casino scenes were shot in the Riveria Hotel. Other locations include The Peppermill, the Las Vegas Country Club, Paradise Palms neighborhood and McCarren Airport.

Destination Vegas

Directed by: Paul Wynne

Writing Credits: Paul Wynne

Stars: Jennifer Sommerfield, Stephen Polk and Richard Lynch

New Concorde Pictures

An attorney discovers her client is a murderer and flees to Las Vegas with two henchmen in pursuit. Filmed primarily in Las Vegas.

Destiny Turns on the Radio

Directed by: Jack Baran

Writing Credits: Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Nancy Travis and Quentin Tarantino

Rysher Entertainment and Savoy Pictures

Johnny Destiny arrives in Las Vegas and weird things start happening. Is it fate or Destiny? Filmed entirely in Las Vegas.

Funny Bones

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

Writing Credits: Peter Chelsom and Peter Flannery

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Oliver Platt and Leslie Caron (?). Look for Oliver Reed, Christopher Guest and Ruta Lee.

Hollywood Pictures

A young comedian wants to break into the big-time but discovers he still has some learning to do. Filmed in England and in Las Vegas. Several Las Vegas showgirls appear in this film.

Get Shorty

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writing Credits: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank

Stars: John Travolta, Rene Russo and Gene Hackman. Look for Harvey Keitel, Penny Marshall, Alex Rocco and Bette Midler.


Chili Palmer falls into the movie business. Brief scenes around Las Vegas.


Directed by: Michael Mann

Writing Credits: Michael Mann

Stars: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Val Klimer. Look for Jeremy Piven as Dr Bob, Patricia Healy as Bosko's date and Bud Cort as Solenko.

Warner Brothers

A professional criminal crew run afoul of the law. Brief scenes filmed in Las Vegas.


Directed by: Albert Pyun

Writing Credits: Albert Pyun

Stars: Kris Aquilar, Brano Aquino and Downtown Bobby Brown.

Trimark Pictures

Cyborgs battle sometime in the future. Opening scenes were filmed in Las Vegas.

I Shot a Man in Las Vegas

Directed by: Keoni Waxman

Writing Credits: Keoni Waxman

Stars: John Stockwell, Janeane Garofalo and Brian Drillinger

Lakeshore Entertainment

After a night of drinking, someone ends up dead and the rest of the group panics. Shot in Los Angeles, Reno and Las Vegas.

Leaving Las Vegas

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Writing Credits: John O'Brien, Mike Figgis

Stars: Nicholas Cage, Elizabeth Shue and Julian Sand. Look for R. Lee Emery as a conventioneer, Mariska Hargitay as a hooker, Laurie Metcalf as a landlady, Lou Rawls as a concerned cabbie, director Bob Rafelson as a man at the mall and Julian Lennon as a bartender.


An alcoholic, determined to drink himself to death, falls in love. Filmed in Laughlin (interior casino scenes), Las Vegas locales include the Glass Pool Motel (now gone) and the Las Vegas Strip. Nicholas Cage won a Best Actor Oscar for this role.

Leprechaun 3

Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Writing Credits: David DuBos, Mark Jones

Stars: Warwicke Davis, Michael Callen and Lee Armstrong

Trimark Pictures

A leprechaun wrecks havoc on a group of gamblers in Las Vegas. Partially filmed in Las Vegas.


Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Writing Credits: Joe Eszterhas

Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon

Carolco Pictures

A young dancer runs away from home hoping to find fame and fortune in Las Vegas. Filming locations include: Cheetah's Topless Club on Western, Riviera Hotel, Spago in the Forum Shops (Caesars Palace), the Stardust (now gone) and Versace's in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.


Directed by: Gary Dean Orona

Writing Credits: Gary Dean Orona

Stars: Tane McClure, Steve Tietsort and Monique Parent

New City Releasing

A stripper's wealthy patron dies leaving her a bundle of money. Filmed around Southern Nevada and Death Valley.

Synthetic Pleasures

Directed by: Ira Lee

Documentary investigates the cutting edge technologies of the day. Locations include the Luxor Hotel and Casino and the Little White Wedding Chapel.

To the Limit

Directed by: Raymond Martino

Writing Credits: Raymond Martino and William Stroum

Stars: Anna Nicole Smith, Joey Travolta and Branscombe Richmond

An ex-CIA agent seeks revenge for the murder of her husband. Locations include Arizona Charlie's West and Hoover Dam.

Virtual Combat

Directed by: Andrew Stevens

Writing Credits: William C. Martell

Stars: Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Dawn Ann Billings and Rip Taylor. Look for Stella Stevens as Mary. Locations include Hoover Dam and some casino footage.








Beyond Desire

Directed by: Dominique Othenin-Girard

Writing Credits: Dale Trevillion

Stars: William Forsythe, Kari Wuhrer and Leo Rossi

Beyond Pictures

An ex-con is trying to get the million dollars he knows is stashed somewhere in Las Vegas. Who will find the money first? Locales include the Neon Graveyard, Hoover Dam and glimpses of the La Concha (now gone), Vacation Village (now gone) and the Riviera.


Black Moon Rising

Directed by: Harley Cokeliss

Writing Credits: John Carpenter and William Grey

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn

A professional thief is hired by the Feds to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. A short scene was filmed on Las Vegas Blvd.



Directed by: Norman Jewison

Writing Credits: Jeff Rothberg and Francis X. McCarthy

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard Depardieu and Haley Joel Osment

A circus performer dies and her seven year old son must live with his aunt. Includes footage shot in Las Vegas.

Day of the Warrior

Directed by: Andy Sidaris

Writing Credits: Andy Sidaris

Stars: Kevin Light, Cristian Letelier and Julie Strain.

Has something to do with criminals and the Legion to Ensure Total Harmony and Law. Was partially filmed at the Maxim Hotel (now the Westin Casualrina)

Feeling Minnesota

Directed by: Steven Baigelman

Writing Credits: Steven Baigelman

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz and Vincent D'Onofrio

An ex-con and his brother fight for the same woman. The end of the movie was shot in Las Vegas and includes footage of the Stardust Hotel (now Echelon Place).

For Which He Stands

Directed by: Nelson McCormick

Writing Credits: Gianni Russo

Stars: William Forsythe, Maria Conchita Alonso and Robert Davi. Ed McMahon plays the Governor of Nevada, local attorney Ed Bernstein plays a Gaming Commissioner and comic Marty Allen has a cameo.

A man tries to keep his wife and child out of danger while battling some mean and unsavory groups. Film was partially shot in Las Vegas. Gianni Russo, the screenwriter, played Carlo, Marlon Brando's son-in-law in "The Godfather"

The Great White Hype

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

Writing Credits: Tony Hendra adn Ron Shelton

Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Jeff Goldblum and Peter Berg.

A boxer's promoter goes looking for someone to beat the champ. Majority of the film was shot in Las Vegas with highlights from the MGM Grand.

Independence Day

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Writing Credits: Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich

Stars: Bill Pullman, Will Smith and Randy Quaid

Aliens, with no sense of humor, attack earth. Supposedly has scenes that were shot out at Area 51 (Groom Lake).

Love Always

Directed by: Jude Pauline Eberhard

Writing Credits: Sharlene Baker and Jude Pauline Eberhard

Stars: Marisa Ryan, Moon Unit Zappa and Beverly D'Angelo

A struggling actress hits the road hoping to find a better life. Partially filmed in Las Vegas at various casinos.

Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Writing Credits: Jonathan Gems

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Sylvia Sidney and Lukas Haas. Also features Tom Jones, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Joe Don Baker. Las Vegas showgirl Betty Bunch has a cameo as a nun.

Martians invade the earth with some cool weapons and a wicked sense of humor.

Locations include the Landmark and its implosion (now a parking lot for the Convention Center), the Luxor and a great Neon graveyard that was created using Yesco signs.

Navajo Blues

Directed by: Joey Travolta

Writing Credits: Richard Dillion

Stars: Steven Bauer, Irene Bedard and Charlotte Lewis

A police detective has to testify against a cop killer who happens to be the son of a Las Vegas mobster. Filmed mainly in Las Vegas.

Sexual Roulette

Directed by: Gary Graver

Writing Credits: Sean McGinly

Stars: Tane McClure, Tim Abell and Gabriella Hall

A couple loss their money while gambling and the husband pays off the debt by doing certain favors while his wife is unaware.

Sgt. Bilko

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Writing Credits: Nat Kiken and Andy Beckerman

Stars: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and Phil Hartman

Remake of the popular 1950s television show starring Phil Silvers. Casino shots were filmed at the Mirage Hotel.


Directed by: Doug Liman

Writing Credits: Jon Favreau

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston and Heather Graham. Dean Martin's daughter, Deena has a role.

Three wanna be actors become regulars in the lounge scene. Las Vegas locations include the Fremont Hotel, its Paradise Buffet and the Stardust Hotel (now Echelon Place).

That Thing You Do!

Directed by Tom Hanks

Writing Credits: Tom Hanks

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler and Steve Zahn. Look for a young Charlize Theron as Tina and Giovanni Ribisi as Chad.

A band from the Mid-West becomes a sensation in 1964 with a hit record. Don't blink or you'll miss the wedding chapel scene filmed in Las Vegas. Also has footage of Boulder City and Henderson.

Wedding Bell Blues

Directed by: Dana Lustig

Writing Credits: Dana Lustig and Annette Goliti Gutierrez

Stars: Illeana Douglas, Paulina Porizkova and Julie Warner. Look for Lounge legend, Cook E. Jar as a card player, Las Vegas showgirl Betty Bunch as the Flower Lady and Miss Debbie Reynolds as herself.

Three friends go to Las Vegas looking for love and marriage. Locations include the Debbie Reynolds Casino (now the Greek Isles) and the Continental Hotel (now Terrible's) as well as part of Debbie Reynolds' nightclub act.

The Winner

Directed by: Alex Cox

Writing Credits: Wendy Riss

Stars: Rebecca DeMornay, Vincent D'Onofrio and Delroy Lindo.

Village Roadshow

A guy goes on a winning streak in Las Vegas and soon becomes the target for people trying to steal his winnings. Locations include the Liberace Museum and some local footage.





Directed by: Luis Llosa

Writing Credits: Hans Bauer and Jim Cash

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Jon Voight

A film crew is taken hostage and forced to help an insane hunter search for the world's largest snake. Brief scenes filmed in Las Vegas.


Directed by: Claude Zidi

Writing Credits: Claude Zidi and Josiane Balasko

Stars: Josiane Balasko, Christopher Lambert and Ennio Fantastichini

An actor owes major money to the Vegas mob. Filmed in Las Vegas.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Directed by: Jay Roach

Writing Credits: Mike Myers

Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley and Michael York.

A 1960s era secret agent is unfrozen and brought back to oppose his old nemesis.

Locations include the Imperial Palace, the Riviera, the Stardust (now Echelon Place) and the Valley of Fire State Park.

Badge of Fear

Directed by: Roberto Tenura

Writing Credits:Lee Braddock

Stars: Josie Davis, Daminel Matmor and David Ellsworth

A policewoman falls for the actor she is supposed to protect. Filmed in Las Vegas.

The Bible and Gun Club

Directed by: Daniel J. Harris

Writing Credits: Daniel J. Harris

Stars: Pamela Ackerman, Robert Blumenthal and Pamela Demorest.

A group of salesmen take a road trip to their national sales meeting. Filmed in Las Vegas with highlights including the Plaza Hotel and its rooftop pool.

Bikini Traffic School

Directed by: Gary Graver

Writing Credits: Kim Read

Stars: Shayna Ryan, Maureen Flaherty and Shari Eckert

Three sisters discover that their Aunt Velma will have to close her Traffic School unless it can turn a profit. Opening sequence was shot in Las Vegas.


Directed by: Jonathan Mostow

Writing Credits: Jonathan Mostow

Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinlan

A husband and wife moving to California suffer car problems in the desert. A trucker comes along and offers to take the wife to the nearest diner. Instead, he kidnaps her. Locations include Nelson's Landing in Southern Nevada.

Con Air

Directed by: Simon West

Writing Credits: Scott Rosenberg

Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich

A convict and former US Ranger on his way home to his wife and child is aboard a plane that is hijacked by the other felons aboard. Locations include the Hard Rock Cafe and the Sands Hotel (now the Venetian).

Dumb Luck in Vegas

Directed by: Raymond Martino and Joey Travolta

Writing Credits: Richard Dillion, Raymond Martino and Joey Travolta

Stars: Joey Travolta, Robert Gallo and Jeff Conaway

A lounge singer is framed for murder and must prove his innocence. Locations include several scenes filmed in Las Vegas.

Fools Rush In

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Writing Credits: Katherine Reback

Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek and Jon Tenny

A couple from different cultures fall in love and get married. Locations include Henderson, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Las Vegas. Highlights include Caesars Palace.


Directed by: Darren Stein

Writing Credits: Catherine Eads and Darren Stein

Stars: Park Overall, Veronica Cartwright and Jamie Kennedy

A woman catches her husband with another woman and heads to Las Vegas to find a better life. Filmed in Las Vegas.

Truth or Consequences, NM

Directed by: Keifer Sutherland

Writing Credits: Brad Mirman

Stars: Vincent Gallo, Mykelti Williamson and Keifer Sutherland

A drug deal goes south causing a foursome to go on the run. Locations include Fremont Street and the Oasis Casino in Mesquite.

Vegas Vacation

Directed by: Stephen Kessler

Writing Credits: Elisa Bell

Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid. Cameos by Siegfried and Roy, Sid Caesar, Wallace Shawn, Wayne Newton and Siegfried and Roy's manager Bernie Yuman.

The Griswolds go to Las Vegas. Locations include Hoover Dam, Chapel of the Bells, the MGM Hotel, the MGM Garden Arena, Klondike Inn (now gone), Mirage, the Riviera, Fremont Street, the Neon Graveyard, McCarran International Airport and Jean, Nevada.


Dance with Me

Directed by: Randa Haines

Writing Credits: Daryl Matthews

Stars: Vanessa Williams. Chayanne and Kris Kristofferson

A young man from Cuba and a young woman named Ruby prepare for the World Open Dance Championship in Las Vegas. Partially filmed in Las Vegas. Locations include the Monte Carlo Hotel.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Writing Credits: Hunter S. Thompson (book), Terry Gilliam

Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Torro and Tobey Maguire

Universal Pictures

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for fun. Filmed partially in Las Vegas including Fremont Street, the Strip, the Riviera, the Stardust and Goodsprings.


Girls' Night

Directed by: Nick Hurran

Writing Credits: Kay Mellor

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Julie Walters and Kris Kristofferson

Granada Pictures

Two best friends in England decide to take the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas. Filmed mainly in Las Vegas.

Jane Austen's Mafia

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Writing Credits: Jim Abrahams

Stars: Jay Mohr, Billy Burke and Christina Applegate. Look for Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford and Alex Trebek.

A spoof of The Godfather by the guys who brought you "Airplane". Mainly shot in Reno, there are some scenes shot in Southern Nevada.

Lethal Weapon 4

Directed by: Richard Donner

Writing Credits: Channing Gibson

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci

Riggs adn Murtaugh battle a Chinese crimelord with a little help from their friends. Locations include the highway scenes that were shot in Las Vegas.

Mob Law: A Film Portrait of Oscar Goodman

Directed by: Paul Wilmshurst

Writing Credits: Paul Wilmshurst

Stars: Oscar Goodman

Documentary on mob lawyer turned mayor, Oscar Goodman.

My Giant

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Writing Credits: David Seltzer

Stars: Billy Crystal, Kathleen Quinlan and Gheorghe Muresan. Judy Garland's daughter, Lorna Luft appears as Joanna.

An agent discovers a 7 ft giant of a man in Romania and tries to make him a star. Locations include Fremont Street.

Very Bad Things

Directed by: Peter Berg

Writing Credits: Peter Berg

Stars: Jon Favreau, Christian Slater and Cameron Diaz

A group of friends go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party and things go horribly wrong. Roughly one-third of this movie was shot in Las Vegas.




Anywhere but Here

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Writing Credits: Mona Simpson and Alvin Sargent

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman and Hart Bochner

A mother and daughter take a road trip while searching for understanding. Scenes filmed in Red Rock Canyon.

Baby Geniuses

Directed by: Bob Clark

Writing Credits: Bob Clark and Greg Michael

Stars: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd and Kim Cattrall

Baby geniuses escape from an evil scientist. Some scenes filmed at Circus Circus.

Deadly Currency

Directed by: Marque Case Chantal

Writing Credits: Marque Case Chantal and Lawrence Miller

Stars: Deron McBree, William Smith and Traci Adell

MRG Entertainment

Gamblers, angry sons, corrupt federal agents all scheme to take the house on Superbowl Sunday. Brief scenes in some Las Vegas casinos.


Held Up

Directed by: Steve Rash

Writing Credits: Jeff Eastin

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long and Barry Corbin

A regular guy is part of a hostage situation.


Directed by: Doug Liman

Writing Credits: John August

Stars: Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley and Suzanne Krull

A drug deal goes bad as told by the particpants. Locations include the New Frontier and the Riviera.


Play It to the Bone

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Writing Credits: Ron Shelton

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson and Lolita Davidovich. Steve Lawrence (sans Eydie), makes a cameo appearance. Bob Arum, the man who is credited with bringing boxing to Las Vegas, appears as a ringside fan. Others to look out for Buddy Greco, Tony Curtis and George Foreman

Two aging boxers travel to Las Vegas hoping to find some salvation. Filmed primarily in Las Vegas.


What Planet Are You From?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Writing Credits: Gary Shandling and Michael Leeson

Stars: Gary Shandling, Annette Benning and John Goodman

An alien must find a woman on earth to have his baby otherwise his planet will be no more. Brief scenes filmed in Las Vegas.


America's Sweethearts

Directed by: Joe Roth

Writing Credits: Billy Crystal and Peter Tolan

Stars: Catherine Zeta Jones, John Cusack and Julia Roberts.

A well-known film couple decide to break up. Partially filmed in Las Vegas, highlights include the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas and Henderson.


Directed by: Barry Levinson

Writing Credits: Harley Peyton

Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thorton adn Cate Blanchett

Two bank robbers fall in love with the woman they have kidnapped. Partially filmed in Las Vegas.

Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Writing Credits: Ted Griffin

Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle. Look for Siegfried and Roy, Wayne Newton, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme as Boxing spectators, Henry Silva and Angie Dickinson (stars in the original film) as Boxing spectators and Siegfried and Roy manager, Bernie Yuman as the High Roller Guy.

Updated version of the 1960s classic. Shot primarily in Las Vegas, highlights include the Bellagio and the Strip. Casino vault and casion interiors were shot in a studio in Florida. Casino offices were shot at Universal Studios and Warner Brothers.

The Mexican

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Writing Credits: JH Wyman

Stars: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini.  Look for Steve Rossi of Rossi and Allen fame, as the Vegas MC.

A man tries to return an antique gun across the border while his girlfriend pressures him to change his thieving ways.  Las Vegas footage includes shots of the Belz Outlet Mall on Las Vegas Blvd. South. 

Rat Race

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Writing Credits: Andy Beckerman

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr, Seth Green and Whoopi Goldberg.

An updated version of "It' a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Partially filmed in Las Vegas, highlights include the Venetian Hotel.

3,000 Miles to Graceland

Directed by: Demian Lichtenstein

Writing Credits: Richard Recco and Demian Lichtenstein

Stars: Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell and Courtney Cox

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during a Elvis Look-a-like convention. Partially filmed in Las Vegas and out at Nelson's Landing. The airplane wreckage is still there.


Angel Blade

Directed by: David Heavener

Writing Credits: David Heavener

Stars: David Heavener, Marc Singer and Margot Kidder. Watch for Bob Stupak billed as Man and Mayor Oscar Goodman playing himself.

A cop at the end of his rope must find who is killing all pregnant hookers. Filmed entirely in Las Vegas.

American Gun

Directed by: Alan Jacobs

Writing Credits: Alan Jacobs

Stars: James Coburn, Virginia Madsen and Barbara Bain

A father travels across the country in search of the killer of his daughter. Patially filmed in Las Vegas.


Becoming Marty

Directed by: Rodney Anthony Beckwith

Writing Credits: Rodney Anthony Beckwith

Stars: Anthony Michael Jones, Lisa Thornhill and Kimberlin Brown. Partially filmed in Las Vegas.

Asleep at the Wheel on the Road to Nowhere

Directed by: Takae Hoshina

Writing Credits: Takae Hoshina

Stars: Saleh Ashumov, JC Brandy and Kritian Capalik

A young man on the run meets two strangers. Partially filmed in Las Vegas.

Auto Matrimony

Directed by: Matthew E. Alper

Writing Credits: Matthew E. Alper

Stars: Marc Girard and Kristen Gilmartin

A couple decides to get married. Filmed mainly in Las Vegas.

Ocean's 12

Directed by: Steve Soderbergh

Writing Credits: Geprge Nolfi

Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt

The crew returns for this sequel. Partially shot in Las Vegas.






Alpha Dog

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Beaumont Bixby

8 of Diamonds


Smoking Aces 

Ocean's 13



Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review Journal Entertainment Columnist

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