'Stealing Las Vegas'
(Eric Roberts, Ethan Landry, Labrandon Shead, et al / DVD / NR / 2012 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: When a greedy Las Vegas casino owner (Eric Roberts) steals twenty million dollars from his employees' pension funds, ex-baseball-phenom-turned-electrician, Nick Davis (Ethan Landry) rallies a ragtag team of casino staff to pull off a Las Vegas heist with a twist.
DVD Verdict: Eric Roberts (THE DARK KNIGHT, THE EXPENDABLES) is always great as the smooth con man bad guy who just doesn't get the final breaks he requires to be uber successful (in any of his movies!). And here in this very exciting and fresh new movie, he even spells it out for his people: "Rule #1, never try to rob a casino!"
Roberts stars as a man who owns everything in Vegas. From the front he is doing things well, above board and helping out the little guy. Behind the scenes he is ruthless, kneecapping those that owe him money, cutting jobs and pensions for those that work for him.
He puts up $20 million dollars to be won by one lucky player, which suddenly sets off the green lights of "Go" within our ensemble cast! Also starring Ethan Landry, Antonio Fargas ('Huggy Bear' from Starsky & Hutch) and both Michael Tylo and Nate Bynum, 'Stealing Las Vegas' is a totally action packed adventure from start to finish.
Filmed entirely on location in Las Vegas, NV, the film is terrific from all angles, trust me. Also, Michael Tylo's real life wife, Rachelle has a cameo role in the movie! Blink, and you may miss her, but bravo if you spot her first time round. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.