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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Adapted from the novel by John O'Brien, this acclaimed drama follows alcoholic screenwriter Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage) as he drinks himself into oblivion in Las Vegas. When Ben meets the beautiful prostitute Sera (Elisabeth Shue), they strike up an unconventional relationship -- one where she can't ask him to curb his drinking, and he can't fault her for her job. Though they offer each other support, Ben's self-destruction threatens to eclipse their bond.

Cast: Nicolas Cage , Elisabeth Shue , Julian Sands , Richard Lewis , Valeria Golino , Graham Beckel , R. Lee Ermey , Laurie Metcalf

Director: Mike Figgis

Genres: Drama

Distributor: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., United Artists

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Release Date: October 27th, 1995|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • June 29, 2010 mommiefor3
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    I loved the movie! Its was tragic and sad, yet it made you want to keep watching in hopes of a typical storybook ending...as well as to enjoy great performances by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. GREAT, film!!!!

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Nicolas Cage Movies: His 10 Best and Worst

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Their Best Role: Nicolas Cage in 'Leaving Las Vegas'

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Marina Zogbi on Jan 5th, 2011 5:00PM

Nicolas Cage has gotten a lot of flack for his seemingly indiscriminate movie choices, and we can't argue that he's taken part in many unmemorable -- and, yes, downright bad -- films. It's also tru...

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