I can't believe it. View All Critic Reviews I've seen you stealing from me. In the end, we get it all. And he had Ginger, the woman he loved on his arm. The film is not as fast paced or gripping as Scorsese's earlier gangster pictures Mean Streets and GoodFellas , but it's still absorbing.
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Not your fuckin' country clubs or your fuckin' TV shows. And what the fuck are you doin' on TV anyhow? I mean, we even stuck ice-picks in his balls. You took your boots off? You put your feet on the table? You shit-kicking, stinky, horse-manure-smellin' motherfucker you.
You fuck me up over there, I'll stick you in a hole in the fuckin' desert. Is that a little girl, Ace? Is that a little fuckin' girl? What happened to the fuckin' tough guy who told my friend to stick it up his fuckin' ass? But what they didn't know, what nobody outside the factory knew, was that that model car was made with a metal plate under the driver's seat. It's the only thing that saved my life. There are three ways of doing things around here: But this time, when I heard him say "a couple of hundred yards down the road", I gave myself That black book's a joke.
It's only got two names in it for the whole country. And one of them's still Al Capone. Thats why The Bosses sent me out here - they wanted me to make sure none of the other crews robbed the joint. Like these two fuckin' ballonheads over here. They were gonna try to bang us outta two hundred fuckin' grand?
Yeah, right, I'm sure. I mean, how much more were they gonna take? So, they made an example of him and his brother: Maybe if I stick your head through that window over there you'll get unconfused. Give me the fuckin money. Oh I don't know whether you know this or not, but you only have your fuckin casino because I made that possible. I'm what counts out here, not your fuckin country clubs or your fuckin TV shows! And what the fuck are you doing on TV anyhow?
You know I get calls from back home every fuckin day, they think you went bat shit! You call yourself a man? You know you're a lyin', low-life, motherfuckin' gambling degenerate prick? You know that's what you are? Two small kids at home. I gave you money to pay the fuckin' rent and buy groceries, put the heat on. You know your wife called Frankie and told him the fuckin' heat's off?
And you didn't gamble that fuckin' money? You're gonna stand here and tell me that? This is the end result of all the bright lights, and the comp trips, and all the champagne, and free hotel suites, and all the broads and all the booze. Can you feel my eyes on you? Can you feel me look into your heart? Can you feel me in the pit of your stomach? Can you feel me in you? I'm looking at you right now. I'm seeing you for the very first time right this minute. It may not be as tightly constructed as "GoodFellas" but how many film's are or ever will be?
If this is the only criticism that can be appointed to Casino then there's no point criticising at all. Another fine addition to Scorsese's canon. Kind of a forgotten Scorsese, which is a shame.
It's a little long, and a little over-narrated, but it's never boring, and visually - the car bomb that kicks it all off, especially - it's among his best work. It may have been dismissed because, for Marty, it's cliche: But Sharon Stone, in all her 90s glory, steals plenty of scenes and earns her Oscar nomination, and works really well with James Woods, who could have easily been included in 's crowded Best Supporting Actor category.
Competent to great work in every aspect, and though it might not blow you away anywhere, the craftsmanship shines through its every moment. More Top Movies Trailers Forums. Apocalypse Better Call Saul: Season 4 Castle Rock: Season 1 The Deuce: Season 2 Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 This Is Us: Season 3 The Walking Dead: The Awards Season Calendar.
View All Photos 5. 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 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.
R for strong brutal violence, pervasive strong language, drug use and some sexuality. Martin Scorsese , Nicholas Pileggi. Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna. Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro. James Woods as Lester Diamond. Don Rickles as Billy Sherbert. Alan King as Andy Stone. Kevin Pollak as Philip Green. Jones as Pat Webb. Dick Smothers as Senator. Frank Vincent as Frank Marino.
Erika vonTagen as Older Amy. Joe Bob Briggs as Don Ward. Pasquale Cajano as Remo Gaggi. Melissa Prophet as Jennifer Santoro. Bill Allison as John Nance. Oscar Goodman as Himself. Phillip Suriano as Dominick Santoro.
Erika Von Tagen as Older Amy. Frankie Avalon as Himself. Philip Suriano as Dominick Santoro. Steve Allen as Himself. Jayne Meadows as Herself. Jerry Vale as Himself. Audrey Meadows as Herself. Joseph Rigano as Vincent Borelli. Gene Ruffini as Vinny Forlano. Dominick Grieco as Americo Capelli. Richard Amalfitano as Casino Executive. Strafella as Casino Executive. Casper Molee as Counter. David Leavitt as Counter. Peter Conti as Arthur Capp. Steve Vignari as Beeper.
Rick Crachy as Chastised Dealer. Nadler as Lucky Larry. Paul Herman as Gambler in Phone Booth. Salvatore Petrillo as Old Man Capo. Joey de Pinto as Stabbed Gambler. Heidi Keller as Blonde at Bar. Millicent Sheridan as Senator's Hooker. Nobu Matsuhisa as Ichikawa. Toru Nagai as Ichikawa's Associate. Top Rated Movies Nominated for 1 Oscar. Learn more More Like This.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Once Upon a Time in America Full Metal Jacket Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: 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 Pat Webb Dick Smothers Frank Marino John Bloom Don Ward Pasquale Cajano Remo Gaggi Melissa Prophet Jennifer Santoro Bill Allison John Nance Vinny Vella Edit Storyline This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one.
Luck has nothing to do with the games they play. Edit Did You Know? Trivia To date summer this is the last theatrical movie to be censored by Swedish authorities. The scene cut is the infamous "head in the vice" scene.
Goofs When Ace is confronting Ginger and Lester in the diner, he stack of money that Ace puts on the table changes between shots. Quotes [ first lines ] Ace Rothstein: There's no other way.