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3 Famous Movies and Films Set in Nevada

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As well as being home to the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, the state of Nevada is also a beautiful area of open desert land that makes it ideal as a location for several different movies. Las Vegas and the wider Nevada area have been used as stunning backdrops in several well-known films. 

Let us take a look at three of the famous movies and films set in Nevada:

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

Think Like a Man Too is a story of Cedric (Kevin Hart), which revolves around how Las Vegas has always been a place of casinos and showgirls and is the perfect place for couples to get married. Michael (Terence J) and Candace (Regina Hall), her son Duke (Caleel Harris), and her mother (Angela Gibbs) are all in Las Vegas for the wedding of Michael and Candace Cedric and his friends accompany the couple. Mya (Meagan Good) and Zeke (Romany Malco) arrive, with Zeke's womanizing past constantly being brought up by old friends and former flames, including the hotel concierge, who throws a drink in her face. 

Filming locations:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Caesars Palace - 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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  • Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino - 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • North Las Vegas Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Hangover (2009) 

The Hangover is about Tracy Garner and Doug Billings, who is getting married soon. The four men in Tracy's wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and her brother Alan Garner - pack their bags for a 24-hour stag party in Las Vegas the day before the wedding. When he's with his friends, Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students. Melissa, Stu's controlling girlfriend, worries about everything, especially whether she is liked or not. He tells her they will participate in a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley because she disapproves of men's bonding rituals.

Nevertheless, he intends to eventually marry her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. Additionally, Alan seems oblivious to what is considered the social graces of the western world. After they arrive in Las Vegas, they wake up in their hotel suites with the worst hangovers they have ever experienced. It has been around twelve or so hours since anyone can recall what happened. The suite is a mess.

Filming locations:

  • Caesars Palace - 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Wild Wild West Casino and Hotel - 3330 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Jean Dry Lake, Nevada, USA
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • E. Mandalay Bay Road & Haven Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)

In the second Miss Congeniality movie, Sandra Bullock reprises her role as FBI agent Gracie Hart. After saving Cheryl Frasier (Heather Burns) at the Miss United States Pageant, Gracie became well known to the public where she was working undercover. The FBI asks Gracie to promote her book on TV as its face, so they appear cheerful. But, unfortunately, Gracie is no longer a real FBI agent because she has become a celebrity. The two of her pageant friends, Cheryl and Stan Fields (William Shatner), are kidnapped in Las Vegas, and Gracie is determined to find them. However, Gracie's boss orders her to remain the face of the FBI until her friends are found. Gracie can't do that, so she begins to investigate. Her bodyguard, FBI agent Sam Fuller (Regina King), and Gracie go undercover to find her friends, and the fireworks start.

Filming locations:

  • Pioneer Saloon - 310 W. Spring Street, Goodsprings, Nevada, USA
  • Treasure Island - 3300 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Venetian Hotel - 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Bonus: Here are more movies and films set in Nevada:

  • Tremors (1990)
  • Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
  • The Misfits (1961)
  • Vanishing Point (1971)
  • Waking Up in Reno (2002)

What can you say about these movies? Comment down your thoughts! 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_Like_a_Man_Too

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2239832/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hangover

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119646/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Congeniality_2:_Armed_and_Fabulous

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385307/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls004488624/

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