Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Movie: Con Air - 1997 (and a lot more)
There’s loads of awesome movies that have been filmed in Vegas, literally hundreds of them. Some particular FC favourites include: Ocean’s Eleven (and Twelve and Thirteen), Viva Las Vegas, Rocky 3 and 4, Heat, Rain Man, Another 48 Hours, Showgirls, Mars Attacks!, Austin Powers, Lethal Weapon 4, Rush Hour 2, Iron Man and Last Vegas. Phew! Obviously there’s The Hangover movies too, which, after a mental SEMA week, was a concept far closer to our hearts than we would have liked.
So, what all time great Vegas movie to pick here? Well, although Casino is my personal favourite, just for the legendary ‘head in a vice’ scene (you sicko – Jules), you’ve just got to give it to Con Air for maximum impact.
I mean that literally too - the crew actually crashed the plane through the lobby of the famous Sands Hotel at the end of the film! At least they had permission though, the hotel was already scheduled for demolition a few weeks later. The Venetian now stands on the site.
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