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Casino Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The inner-workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino are exposed in [[Performer~P110533~Martin Scorsese~martinscorsese]]'s story of crime and punishment. The film chronicles the lives and times of three characters: "Ace" Rothstein ([[Performer~P17593~Robert De Niro~robertdeniro]]), a bookmaking wizard; Nicky Santoro ([[Performer~P56237~Joe Pesci~joepesci]]), a Mafia underboss and longtime best friend to Ace; and Ginger McKenna ([[Performer~P68496~Sharon Stone~sharonstone]], in a role she was born to play), a leggy ex-prostitute with a fondness for jewelry and a penchant for playing the field. Ace plays by the rules (albeit Vegas rules, which, as he reminds the audience in voiceover, would make him a criminal in any other state), while Nicky and Ginger lie, cheat, and steal their respective ways to the top. The film's first hour and a half details their rise to power, while the second half follows their downfall as the FBI, corrupt government officials, and angry mob bosses pick apart their Camelot piece by piece. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

  • Release date:May 6, 1998

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Martin Scorsese Best Director 1995 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sharon Stone Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1995 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sharon Stone Best Actress 1995 Nominee

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
Alan King
as Andy Stone
Kevin Pollak
as Phillip Green
Joe Bob Briggs
as Don Ward
Dick Smothers
as Senator
Jed Mills
as Jack Hardy
Paul Herman
as Gambler in Phone Booth
Anthony Russell
as Bookie
Clem Caserta
as Sal Fusco
Vinny Vella
as Artie Piscano
Eric Randall
as Reporter at Airport
Joey de Pinto
as Stabbed Gambler
Stuart Nisbet
as LA Banker
Sasha Semenoff
as Orchestra Leader
Ronald Maccone
as Wiseguy Jerry
John Manca
as Wiseguy Eddy
Roy Conrad
as Board Investigator
Steve Vignari
as Beeper
Andy Jarrell
as Commissioner Bales
Steve Allen
as Himself
Frank Adonis
as Rocky
Frankie Avalon
as Himself
Melissa Prophet
as Jennifer Santoro
Linda Perri
as Ace's Secretary
Richard Riehle
as Charlie Clark
Dean Casper
as Elderly Man
Jayne Meadows
as Herself
Craig Vincent
as Cowboy
Carl Ciarfalio
as Tony Dogs
Philip Suriano
as Dominick Santoro
Frank Vincent
as Frank Marino
Sonny D'Angelo
as Security Guard
Joseph Bono
as Moosh
Bret McCormick
as Bernie Blue
Tyde Kierney
as Contol Board Member
Cameron Milzer
as Secretary
Catherine Scorsese
as Piscano's Mother
Max Raven
as Bernie Blue
Pasquale Cajano
as Remo Gaggi
Jerry Vale
as Himself
Toru Nagai
as Ichikawa's Associate
Bill Allison
as John Nance
Jack Orend
as Baker
Brian Reddy
as Board Investigator
Joseph P. Reidy
as Winner
Mitch Kolpan
as Detective
L.Q. Jones
as Pat Webb
Peter Conti
as Arthur Capp

Crew

Martin Scorsese
Director
Barbara de Fina
Producer
Martin Scorsese
Screenwriter
Nicholas Pileggi
Book Author
Nicholas Pileggi
Screenwriter
Philip Pfeiffer
Cinematographer
Robert Richardson
Cinematographer
Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematographer
Hoagy Carmichael
Featured Music
Thelma Schoonmaker
Editor
Dante Ferretti
Production Designer
Joseph P. Reidy
Associate Producer
Steven Schwartz
Set Designer
Rick Simpson
Set Designer
John Dunn
Costume Designer
Rita Ryack
Costume Designer
Joseph P. Reidy
First Assistant Director
Phil Marco
First Assistant Director
Mario Roberts
Stunts
J.P. Romano
Stunts
Ellen Lewis
Casting
Ted Chu
Steadicam Assistant
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