The world of sports betting has seen exponential growth in recent times. An activity that adds more adrenaline, excitement, uncertainty and passion to any sporting event. All these sensations generated by sports betting predictions have not gone unnoticed by the world of cinema. Throughout the history of the seventh art, numerous films have portrayed the relationship between sports competitions and sports betting, creating quality and attractive products for lovers of both fields. Next, we propose a review of the three best films about sports betting in the history of cinema.
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Eight Men Out (1988)
This film recreates one of the biggest scandals in the history of American sports, such as the 1919 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series, known as the Black Stockings Scandal. At the time, players' salaries weren't as dazzling as they are today, and they had no chance of making more money, especially because of the greed of team owner Charlie Comiskey. Arnold Rothstein, the Jewish mob boss and head of the Chicago game syndicate, echoed the discontent of the roster and offered the team stars money for being beaten against the Cincinnati Reds. The drama is directed by John Sayles and has the cast of actors such as John Cusack, Bill Irwin, Don Harvey and D. B. Sweeney, among others.
Seabiscuit, Beyond the Legend (2003)
The so-called Great Depression originated in the United States, starting with the Crac of 29, causing a catastrophic blow to the US economy. Millions of people lost their jobs and their homes. In this bleak context, they meet Johnny Red, a frustrated jockey with a downhill career, Charles Howard, a broke auto industry millionaire, and Tom Smith, a disenchanted cowboy and horse breeder. These three men will put all their hopes in Seabiscuit, a horse too small to run that ended up becoming an invincible steed and a star of racing and betting. Directed by Gary Ross and starring Tobey Maguire, Chris Cooper and Jeff Bridges, ‘Seabiscuit, Beyond Legend’ s was nominated for seven Oscars and grossed more than 95 million euros at the box office.
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Betting on the Limit (2005)
This film tells the story of Brandon Lang (McConaughey), a professional football player who has had to retire due to a serious injury. Thanks to his ability to predict game outcomes, Brandon gets a new job as a sports betting consultant alongside Walter Abrams (Al Pacino). It quickly becomes the cornerstone of America's largest sports betting advisory service, until it loses its magic touch. At that moment, everything changes for both characters. However, Toni (René Russo), Walter's wife, will try to keep her husband's balance and prevent Brandon's descent. The main attraction of this film, which mixes action, drama and suspense, is the Fantastic cast of the likes of Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey and René Russo.
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