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Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

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

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22 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£3,834,340 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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Trivia

To date (summer 2009) this is the last theatrical movie to be censored by Swedish authorities. The scene cut is the infamous "head in the vise" scene. See more »

Goofs

When Nicky first comes to town, Ace shows him the panoramic daytime view from his corner suite. The only high rise building that can be seen is the Landmark (demolished). Later, in the scene where Ace proposes to Ginger, the same view, at nighttime, is instead filled with high rise buildings as well as nearby Dunes and Frontier marquees. The nighttime view is clearly fabricated; the south-Strip Dunes (demolished) is nowhere near the north-Strip Frontier (demolished). The daytime view implies the corner suite is somewhere inside the Las Vegas Hilton. See more »

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[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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The Thrill Is Gone
Written by Roy Hawkins & Rick Darnell
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA Records
Published by Powerforce/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.
(Administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.)
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Scorsese ,Deniro &Pesci deliver again
15 June 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – 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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