It’s true that Las Vegas was a penny-ante military base in the years before Bugsy came to town. And it’s true that his involvement in establishing illegal wire services (for bookies) got him first in line for the city’s deflowering. But if you want to go any further than that, you have to make a decision: do you tell the real story of a mobster’s brutish life, or do you make a movie that Bugsy would go see?

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