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Leaving Las Vegas

Release Date: October 27th, 1995

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.

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Genres: Drama

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

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  • A uniquely hypnotic and haunting love story sparked by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue at their career best.

  • Leaving Las Vegas may not be a top choice for an upbeat outing, but there's something oddly poetic about the simplicity of Ben's mission and Sera's acceptance of it. show more

  • Cage and Shue make these cliches into unforgettable people. show more

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