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The Vegas Strip War (1984)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  25 November 1984 (USA)
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Rock Hudson (in his last made-for-TV-movie role) plays Neil Chaine, a charming Las Vegas hotel/casino owner who tries to turn his decaying building into The Strip's top attraction to avenge... See full summary »

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Neil Chaine
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Gray Ryan
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Stan Markham
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Jimmy Weldstrom
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Morgan Steinman
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Yip Tak (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
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Jacqueline Nelgen
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Josh Mallory
George Englund Jr. ...
Alcatraz Ranger
Bonnie Graves ...
Chaine's Secretary
Ray Scarlatta ...
Desert Inn Pit Boss
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Rock Hudson (in his last made-for-TV-movie role) plays Neil Chaine, a charming Las Vegas hotel/casino owner who tries to turn his decaying building into The Strip's top attraction to avenge his outting by his former partners who run a more fancy hotel/casino just across the street. Written by Anonymous

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This film was an important milestone for Sharon Stone for a number of reasons. First, it was her first major leading role in a feature film. Second she became good friends with star Rock Hudson and as a result of his tragic death, became a lifelong crusader for AIDS research. And last she met her first husband, producer Michael Greenburg, on the set of this film. See more »

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Jack Madrid: It's not about black power or white power, it's about green power! Money! M-O-N-E-Y! We're talking about geometric progression: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64!
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Rock really rock's in his last motion picture appearance
7 June 2012 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Already showing sings of his advanced and fatal AIDS condition that's to take his life within a year Rock Hudson, looking gaunt and shrunken, as Desert Inn Casino owner Neil Chaine is at his best as he gears up for a showdown with those greedy rats and former partners Gray Ryan & Marvin Berman, Madison Mason & Robert Gammell, who stole his casino from right under his feet. And he does it on their own home turf as well: The Desert Inn's crap table!

Secretly buying Chaine out and then kicking him out of the casino both Ryan & Berman planned to make the Desert Inn even a bigger draw, for big time million plus rollers and gamblers, then it ever was under Chaine's management! But with Chaine using his buy out money to purchase the near bankrupt Tropicana Casino it made that very difficult for them to accomplish.

After getting his gaming license to run the Tropicana Chaine went to work making it the most popular casino in all of Las Vages! It's then in desperation Ryan & Berman started to play dirty in trying to get a major heavyweight fight at the Tropicana Casino involving up and coming and undefeated boxer Sweetwater Jackson's, Philip Brown, manager and good friend of Chaine Stan Markham, Robert Costanzo, to switch the fight to the Desert Inn instead. That's by their goons showing up at the gym or training camp and threatening to break Sweetwater's arms and murder his manager Stan Markham if he didn't go along with them! Chaine also faced an acute money or cash flow problem when a number of high rollers from Hong Kong took him to the cleaners by winning almost five million dollars at the baccarat tables in his casino. With Chaine now facing total ruin he takes whatever money is still has left in the Tropicana Casino bank vault and heads down or across the street to the Desert Inn to gamble it at the crap tables in the hope of breaking the bank there and saving the Tropicana! A big order but in Chaine's case, with him really having nothing to lose, it was more then worth it on his part!

***SPOILERS*** Thense and nerve wrecking final as a cool as a cucumber Chaine laid it, all $350,000.00 of it, all on the pass line at the crap tables and hoped for the dice to roll in his favor. Predictable but heart stopping ending with Chaine putting all his winnings, that by then was over five million dollars, on his one last "Hail Mary" shot or roll to redeem himself, as a big time Las Vages casino operator, and save his casino. Win or lose Chaine showed those who deserted as well as tried to destroy him that he's not a man to be taken lightly with him walking away with all the marbles or cash and them, those who bet against him, ending up completely kaput!

P.S Check out a drop dead gorgeous 26 year old Sharon Stone as Chaine's girlfriend or love interest in the movie Sharah Shipman as well as an obnoxious and overly hairy looking, wearing a wig as big as a bald eagle nest, James Earl Jones as Jack Madrid who was obviously imitating or plying boxing promoter Don King.


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