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Leaving Las Vegas Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Mike Figgis' grim drama documents a romantic triangle of sorts involving prostitute Sera ([[Performer~P65475~Elisabeth Shue~elisabethshue]]), failed Hollywood screenwriter Ben (Oscar-winner [[Performer~P10155~Nicolas Cage~nicolascage]]), and the constant flow of booze which he loves more dearly than life itself. Arriving in Las Vegas with the intention of drinking himself to death, Ben meets Sera, and they gradually begin falling for one another. From the outset, however, Ben warns Sera that no matter what, she can never ask him to quit drinking, a condition to which she grudgingly agrees. A darkly comic tragedy, Leaving Las Vegas charts the brief romantic convergence of two desperately needy people who together find a brief flicker of happiness. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

  • Release date:October 27, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Elisabeth Shue Best Actress 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Elisabeth Shue Best Actress 1995 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Elisabeth Shue Best Actress 1995 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Elisabeth Shue Best Actress 1995 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Elisabeth Shue Best Actress 1995 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Elisabeth Shue Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elisabeth Shue Best Actress 1995 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Mike Figgis Best Director 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Mike Figgis Best Director 1995 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Mike Figgis Best Director 1995 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mike Figgis Best Director 1995 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Mike Figgis Best Director 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mike Figgis Best Director 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mike Figgis Best Adapted Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Mike Figgis Best Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nicolas Cage Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1995 Winner
National Board of Review Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Nicolas Cage Best Actor 1995 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Declan Quinn Best Cinematography 1995 Winner

Cast

Nicolas Cage
as Ben Sanderson
Elisabeth Shue
as Sera
Julian Sands
as Yuri
Richard Lewis
as Peter
Valeria Golino
as Terri
Graham Beckel
as Bartender
Mariska Hargitay
as Hooker at Bar
David Brisbin
as Landlord
Gordon Michaels
as Security Guard
Waldemar Kalinowski
as Mobster
Albert Henderson
as Man at Strip Bar
Bob Rafelson
as Man at Mall
Steven Weber
as Marc Nussbaum
Paul Quinn
as Biker Guy
Thomas Kopache
as Mr Simpson
Carey Lowell
as Bank Teller
Sergio Premoli
as Stetson Man at Casino
Michael A. Goorjian
as College Boy
Shawnee Smith
as Biker Girl
Laurie Metcalf
as Landlady
Susan Barnes
as Desk Clerk
David Kriegel
as Hotel Manager
Xander Berkeley
as Cynical Cabbie
Danny Huston
as Barman
Vincent Ward
as Businessman
Anne Lange
as Business Colleague
Stuart Regen
as Man at Bar
Julian Lennon
as Bartender at Biker Bar
Ed Lauter
as Mobster
Lucinda Jenney
as Weird Woman
R. Lee Ermey
as Conventioneer
French Stewart
as Businessman
Marc Coppola
as Dealer
Kim Adams
as Sheila
Tracy Thorne
as Waitress at Mall

Crew

Mike Figgis
Director
Annie Stewart
Producer
Marc S. Fischer
Producer
Lila Cazes
Producer
Mike Figgis
Screenwriter
Declan Quinn
Cinematographer
Mike Figgis
Composer (Music Score)
Waldemar Kalinowski
Production Designer
Barry Kingston
Art Director
Stuart Regen
Executive Producer
Paige Simpson
Executive Producer
Florence Fellman
Set Designer
Laura Goldsmith
Costume Designer
Pawel Wdowczak
Sound/Sound Designer
Carrie Frazier
Casting
Kathryn Bihr
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