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Feature Film

Classic - Crime - Drama

United States 1995 | 178 Min

Subtitles in

Greed paves the way of loss

Genre

Classic Crime Drama

Subjects

casino las vegas gambling hustling gangsters mafia

Language

English

Story

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.

Nominations

    - Academy Awards  - 1995 / United States

    Best Actress


Director

Martin Scorsese

Writer

Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese

Cast

Robert De Niro
Sharon Stone
Joe Pesci
Don Rickles
Kevin Pollak
James Woods

Producers

Barbara De Fina, Alain Goldman, Joseph P. Reidy

Cinematographer

Robert Richardson

Production Designer

Dante Ferretti

Editors

Thelma Schoonmaker

Composer

Musicians