Casino

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 1998

R |2 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

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. Martin Scorsese directs this adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's book.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak, L.Q. Jones

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Fall , Wife , Gritty , Hotel , Office , 1980s , 1970s , Rise ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    You can't praise highly enough the contributions of the ensemble--De Niro and Pesci especially--but it's Scorsese's triumph. [22 November 1995, Tempo, p.1]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Scorsese tells his story with the energy and pacing he's famous for, and with a wealth of little details that feel just right. show more

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    A 2-hour classic wrongfully stretched into three. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture