Casino

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Overview

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 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 ...
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Overview

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 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.
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Special Features

Casino: The Story; Deleted scenes; Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and more!
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
The explosive beginning of Saul Bass's customarily brilliant opening credits sequence seems to bode well for Martin Scorsese's epic portrait of 1970s Las Vegas, Casino (1995). Weaving a tale about the town, as well as ill-fated mobsters "Ace" Rothstein (based on actual Vegas-ite Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal) and Nicky Santoro, the first hour merges documentary-style detail (including copious narration) with Scorsese's signature technical flair to depict how the Mob skimmed millions from the casinos. As Rothstein's success unravels, Scorsese unstintingly reveals the viciousness of the old school Vegas powerbrokers (including more gruesome violence than any previous Scorsese work), yet the virtuoso final montage and unsettling coda suggest that the new Disney-fied Vegas robbed the city of its success-fantasy soul. Notwithstanding the bravura visuals and attention to 1970s period detail, and despite a career-best performance from Sharon Stone as Rothstein's hustler-drug addict wife, most reviews noted that the reunion of director Scorsese with writer Nicholas Pileggi and stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci paled in comparison to 1990's Goodfellas. The De Niro-Pesci opposition was too familiar, as was the overlong story of Rothstein's rise and fall. Stone scored the film's sole Oscar nomination and won the Golden Globe for Best Actress.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2006
  • UPC: 025192979620
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,430

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro Sam (Ace) Rothstein
Sharon Stone Ginger McKenna
Joe Pesci Nicky Santoro
James Woods Lester Diamond
Don Rickles Billy Sherbert
Alan King Andy Stone
Kevin Pollak Phillip Green
Joe Bob Briggs Don Ward
Dick Smothers Senator
Frank Adonis Rocky
Steve Allen Himself
Bill Allison John Nance
Frankie Avalon Himself
Joseph Bono Moosh
Pasquale Cajano Remo Gaggi
Clem Caserta Sal Fusco
Dean Casper Elderly Man
Carl Ciarfalio Tony Dogs
Roy Conrad Board Investigator
Daniel P. Conte Doctor Dan
Peter Conti Arthur Capp
Sonny D'Angelo Security Guard
Joey de Pinto Stabbed Gambler
Fred Smith Security Guard
Oscar Goodman Himself
Paul Herman Gambler in Phone Booth
Andy Jarrell Commissioner Bales
L.Q. Jones Pat Webb
Tyde Kierney Contol Board Member
Mitch Kolpan Detective
Joe La Due Signaller
Ronald Maccone Wiseguy Jerry
John Manca Wiseguy Eddy
Bret McCormick Bernie Blue
Audrey Meadows Herself
Jayne Meadows Herself
Jed Mills Jack Hardy
Cameron Milzer Secretary
Toru Nagai Ichikawa's Associate
Stuart Nisbet LA Banker
Jack Orend Baker
Linda Perri Ace's Secretary
Melissa Prophet Jennifer Santoro
Eric Randall Reporter at Airport
Max Raven Bernie Blue
Brian Reddy Board Investigator
Joseph P. Reidy Winner
Richard Riehle Charlie Clark
David Rose David
Anthony Russell Bookie
Catherine Scorsese Piscano's Mother
Sasha Semenoff Orchestra Leader
Sly Smith FBI Agent
Philip Suriano Dominick Santoro
Jerry Vale Himself
David Varriale Flirting Executive
Vinny Vella Artie Piscano
Steve Vignari Beeper
Frank Vincent Frank Marino
Craig Vincent Cowboy
Erika vonTagen Older Amy
Richard Wagner FBI Agent
Technical Credits
Martin Scorsese Director, Screenwriter
Barbara de Fina Producer
John Dunn Costumes/Costume Designer
Dante Ferretti Production Designer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Phil Marco Asst. Director
Philip Pfeiffer Cinematographer
Nicholas Pileggi Screenwriter
Joseph P. Reidy Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Mario Roberts Stunts
J.P. Romano Stunts
Daniel Ross Set Decoration/Design
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Thelma Schoonmaker Editor
Steven Schwartz Set Decoration/Design
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Jack Gammon Taylor Jr. Art Director
Charles M. Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Casino
1. When You Love Someone (Main Titles) [4:55]
2. The Truth About Vegas [17:01]
3. Ginger [5:51]
4. Nicky Comes to Town [5:56]
5. Yokels [5:10]
6. The Long Shot [19:24]
7. Banned From Las Vegas [7:47]
8. The New Boss of Las Vegas [20:12]
9. Leakage [4:49]
10. The Worst Possible Time [:35]
11. Ginger and the Lowlife [28:38]
12. Nicky and Ginger [13:40]
13. A Dangerous Situation [14:20]
14. Everybody Began to Tumble [11:23]
15. Enough of Nicky [7:00]
16. The Town Will Never Be the Same [3:15]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Casino
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Casino: The Story
      Deleted Scenes
      Moments With Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and More: On
      Moments With Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and More: Off
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English
      Spoken Language: Español
      Spoken Language: Français
      Moments With Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and More: On
      Moments With Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and More: Off
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    "Meeting in the middle of the desert always made me nervous."- De Niro

    There are quotes from this movie that will never be forgotten. Pesci, Sharon Stone, and De Niro are amazing in Casino. This is right up there with Goodfellas, and is easily in my top 10 favorite movies of all time.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    It's a classic

    Great movie that you can watch again and again without getting bored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very, Very Good

    This is certainly not Martin Scorsese's best film, but that just says what a great director he is. With this film, the two who brought us "GoodFellas" reunite for a film that is not quite as powerful, but just as skillfully made. This film made few waves when it came out in 1995 as the result of too many people expecting another "GoodFellas" and it received only two Oscar nominations. I am extremely happy for this DVD and hope that many people buy it to extend this film beyond a cult following.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Film

    This is a good film from Scorese. It's similar to Goodfellas in that it's a mob movie. And you got DeNiro, Pesci, and some other guy from Goodfellas. But as one other reviewer said before there's nothing wrong with that. Scorese is one of our best directors. The way he uses the camera and the themes that are used in his movies are amazing. This man's a genius. But if you wanna see Scorese at his best rent Raging Bull and Taxi Driver

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MARTY KNOWS MOB MOVIES

    This is familiar ground for the genius of Scorsese and what's wrong with that? When you stick to what you know, there are few dangers. Marty knows. And the usual gang's all here, DeNiro, Pesci, even Marty's mother in a cameo. And there's the trademark formula: rise, fall, redemption. Marty gets the best work of her career from Sharon Stone with an unequaled lead performance. This is a winner.

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