1995   USA Casino
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Director:Martin Scorsese
Studio:Universal Studios
Writer:Nicholas Pileggi, Nicholas Pileggi
IMDb Rating:8.2 (135,894 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations
Duration:179 min
Martin Scorsese  ...  (Director)
Nicholas Pileggi, Nicholas Pileggi  ...  (Writer)
Robert De Niro  ...  Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
Sharon Stone  ...  Ginger McKenna
Joe Pesci  ...  Nicky Santoro
James Woods  ...  Lester Diamond
Frank Vincent  ...  Frank Marino
Pasquale Cajano  ...  Remo Gaggi
Kevin Pollak  ...  Phillip Green
Don Rickles  ...  Billy Sherbert
Vinny Vella  ...  Artie Piscano
Alan King  ...  Andy Stone
L.Q. Jones  ...  Pat Webb
Dick Smothers  ...  Senator
Joseph Rigano  ...  Vincent Borelli
John Bloom  ...  Don Ward
Melissa Prophet  ...  Jennifer Santoro
Robert Richardson  ...  Cinematographer
Thelma Schoonmaker  ...  Editor
Comments: You don't stay at the top forever

Summary: Director Martin Scorsese reunites with members of his GoodFellas gang (writer Nicholas Pileggi; actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Frank Vincent) for a three-hour epic about the rise and fall of mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), a character based on real-life gangster Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. (It's modeled after on Wiseguy and GoodFellas and Pileggi's true crime book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas.) Through Rothstein, the picture tells the story of how the Mafia seized, and finally lost control of, Las Vegas gambling. The first hour plays like a fascinating documentary, intricately detailing the inner workings of Vegas casinos. Sharon Stone is the stand out among the actors; she nabbed an Oscar nomination for her role as the voracious Ginger, the glitzy call girl who becomes Rothstein's wife. The film is not as fast paced or gripping as Scorsese's earlier gangster pictures (Mean Streets and GoodFellas), but it's still absorbing. And, hey--it's Scorsese!

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