The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas.

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New York gangster Ben Bugsy Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Glamour Was The Disguise.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,114,016 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie that George Raft (Joe Mantegna) is making while Siegel visits him on the set is Manpower (1941) which co-starred Edward G. Robinson. The scene being filmed where Raft gets into a bar fight and hands a broken chair to an actress (Virginia Hill (Annette Bening in Bugsy (1991)) really does appear in the actual film. See more »

Goofs

When Virginia Hill is being dragged by Ben in the "Fear of flying " scene she is wearing white shoes. When she arrives in the old casino wearing the same dress and hat, she is now wearing dark colored shoes. See more »

Quotes

"Bugsy" Siegel: Meyer, we have known each other since we were too young to fuck.
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Soundtracks

PERFIDIA
(1941)
Music and Spanish Lyrics by Alberto Domínguez
English Lyrics by Milton Leeds
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (as Glenn Miller & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Beauty with a Capital B
9 June 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A big elegant movie, beautiful in every sense of the word, a fascinating story of the man who created Las Vegas and Warren Beatty is perfect in this movie. If you're not a huge fan of his, as I am not, you'll still appreciate the great talents of this star who is not necessarily known for his acting prowess. He is a joy to watch with the gorgeous Annette Bening Beatty. They have a great chemistry and all the actors involved were fantastic, there were many oscar nominations for all aspects of this film, acting, costumes, best film, best director, but when I saw that that Elliott Gould was not nominated for his wonderfully moving performance as Harry Greenberg, I was very surprised. Maybe it was just too small of a role. But it's a movie to be savoured and worth seeing on DVD, if anything just to appreciate the stunning photography.


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