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Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2001

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

Production Co: Lumiere Productions

Keywords: Emotional, 1990s, Fall, Love

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Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama