MGM Grand – Film and Media

Film

  • The MGM Grand was featured prominently in the 1996 boxing comedy The Great White Hype.
  • The MGM Grand was one of the casinos that Danny Ocean and his crew robbed in the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven. A staged unification match between heavyweight champions Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko was prominently featured in the film.
  • Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his family play a game of Keno in the final scenes of Vegas Vacation alongside a character played by Sid Caesar. Keno is no longer offered at the casino.
  • The MGM Grand’s Wizard of Oz theme is referenced in the 1996 film Swingers as the friend of the waitress that Trent picks up works as “a Dorothy.”
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Media

  • A parody of the MGM Grand was featured in the BMX video game Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2. Leo the Lion was replaced with dragons.
  • The MGM Grand was among many casinos the MIT Blackjack Team gambled at in the book Bringing Down The House.
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