The inner-workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino are exposed in Martin Scorsese's story of crime and punishment. The film chronicles the lives and times of three characters: "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro), a bookmaking wizard; Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), a Mafia underboss and longtime best friend to Ace; and Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone, in a ...Read MoreThe inner-workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino are exposed in Martin Scorsese's story of crime and punishment. The film chronicles the lives and times of three characters: "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro), a bookmaking wizard; Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), a Mafia underboss and longtime best friend to Ace; and Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone, in a role she was born to play), a leggy ex-prostitute with a fondness for jewelry and a penchant for playing the field. Ace plays by the rules (albeit Vegas rules, which, as he reminds the audience in voiceover, would make him a criminal in any other state), while Nicky and Ginger lie, cheat, and steal their respective ways to the top. The film's first hour and a half details their rise to power, while the second half follows their downfall as the FBI, corrupt government officials, and angry mob bosses pick apart their Camelot piece by piece. Jeremy Beday, RoviRead Less
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Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King. Very good in very good packaging. 2 tapes. Language: English. Run time: 177 mins. Originally released: 1995. 1996 release. 179 minutes. From private collection, NOT a rental. Still looks and plays great. Martin Scorsese, one of America's most influential filmmakers, returns to the world of mobsters, greed, and excess that he explored so compellingly in 1990 s GOODFELLAS. Set in the 1970s and reveling in the minute details of how Las Vegas casinos operate, the film chronicles the rise and fall of casino manager Ace Rothstein (Robert DeNiro). As the king of his domain, Ace efficiently runs the business and regularly sends lots of cold cash to his bosses. Helping him keep the casino's employees and customers honest is his best friend, Nicky (Joe Pesci), a violent sociopath. Although Ace aims to run a relatively respectable casino, the volatile Nicky wants to take over the entire gambling mecca, and when Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), a seasoned Vegas hustler, enters the picture, Ace and Nicky's friendship is complicated even further. As drugs and alcohol become a bigger part of Ginger's life, all three are eventually brought down by their own greed and blind ambition. CASINO shares many similarities with GOODFELLAS, beginning with a script that was co-written by Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi. Regulars DeNiro and Pesci are first rate once again as the dissimilar companions, but it is Stone who steals the show with her grueling, intense performance.
Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King. Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1995. 2 tapes. Language: English. Run time: 177 mins. (m35) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond.
Would you believe all the copies of this movie were considered 'lost' at our local libraries? It appears that once people watch this movie, they enjoy watching it over and over again and seem reluctant to give it back.
Feb 24, 2011
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Jun 21, 2009
Scorsese hits it again
Martin Scorsese made a great flick with CASINO.
He always elicits great performances from his actors. In this case - Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles and Alan King.
I like that Scorsese doesn't romanticize the mob, but plays it real.