Celebrity gigs – which stars are contractually obligated to do- make being in the movies seem like it’s all about the art of movie making; these days, however, it’s all about the deal. The perfect example of this is the contract Arnold agreed to for Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines. The contract was put together by Jacob Bloom, Schwarzenegger’s lawyer. It took at least twenty-one drafts and ended up running thirty-three pages long. [Read more…]
Everyone has seen Hollywood’s treatment of Las Vegas, the mega-millionaire, tight-fisted casino owners facing off against the lovable bandits. The silver screen isn’t the only place where wild crimes happen—these are three casino heists are so sensational, you won’t be able to believe they really happened.
12 Years on the Run – Heather Tallchief and Roberto Solis
A regular Bonnie and Clyde pair, the story of Heather Tallchief and Roberto Solis puts a modern spin on things. In September of 2005, Heather Tallchief turned herself in after almost twelve years on the run from the law. The trouble had started in October of 1993, when Tallchief, a new driver for the Loomis armored truck company, took off in the truck she was supposed to be protecting. In it, more than $2.5 million belonging to Circus Circus, a hotel-casino in Las Vegas. [Read more…]