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Casino (1995)  link to Casino on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 51

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IMDb Rating:
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8.2/10 (341454 votes)

Country: USA, 2h 58min

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Biography

Director(s): Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro (as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein), Sharon Stone (as Ginger McKenna), Joe Pesci (as Nicky Santoro), James Woods (as Lester Diamond), Don Rickles (as Billy Sherbert)

Medium: Original DVD,

Storyline: 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.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1