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Casino (1995)

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.

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This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Luck has nothing to do with the games they play. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive strong language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Given that L.Q. Jones was a veteran of many western movies, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro were said to be in awe of him when he first appeared on the set. Jones said in an interview, that the first scene he filmed was the courtroom scene where Rothstein is denied his gaming license. See more »

Goofs

When Ace and Sherbert are entering the car to chase after Ginger, the car starts up before Ace is even in the driver's seat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ace Rothstein: [voice-over] When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had.
[Ace's car explodes]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Nicky is about to finish his narration, he's cut short by the mobsters wanting to whack him. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is The Drug
Written by Bryan Ferry & Andy Mackay (as Andrew MacKay)
Performed by Roxy Music
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of EG Records/Virgin Records Ltd.
Published by EG Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
(Administered by BMG Music Publishing, Inc.)
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Scorsese ,Deniro &Pesci deliver again
15 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Casino has to be one of the most underrated films that Martin Scorsese directed in the nineties. The acting by the leads is good and the script is excellent. Robert Deniro gave an Oscar worthy performance and Joes Pesci is chilling yet funny again. Even Sharon Stone is good in this brilliant film


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