Director: Martin Scorsese
Summary[edit | edit source]
In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.
Male Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Bill Allison [John Nance]
- Richard Amalfitano [Casino Executive]
- Carl Ciarfalio [Tony Dogs]
- Joey DePinto [Stabbed Gambler]
- Alan King [Andy Stone]
- Bret McCormick [Bernie Blue]
- Joe Pesci [Nicky Santoro]
- Richard F. Strafella [Casino Executive]
- Philip Suriano [Dominick Santoro]
- Vinny Vella [Artie Piscano]
Female Deaths[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia [edit | edit source]
- This was the first Martin Scorsese film that was edited digitally.
- When James Woods heard that Martin Scorsese was interested in working with him, Woods called Scorsese's office and left the following message: "Any time, any place, any part, any fee."
- Don Rickles said of his character, "Billy Sherbert is a combination of guys I've known. It didn't take a great amount of concentration on my part, because I grew up in this town."
- Joe Pesci bore some natural resemblance to Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, upon whom his character was based. In make-up, he looked even more like Spilotro, so much so that, according to Pileggi, when Pesci entered the casino where the movie was being shot, some pit bosses who'd had personal dealings with Spilotro "almost fainted".
- The costume budget for the film was one million dollars. Robert De Niro had seventy different costumes throughout the film, Sharon Stone had forty. Both were allowed to keep their costumes afterwards.