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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,114,016 (USA)
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Trivia

Real Estate mogul Del Webb, portrayed in the film by Andy Romano, was the main contractor for the building of the Flamingo. Years later, Webb would recall a moment in which he and Bugsy were alone and Bugsy confided in Webb "Y'know... I've probably killed at least a dozen guys." When Webb became uneasy, he said Bugsy then laughed and added "But you've got nothing to worry about, Del. We only kill each other." (meaning gangsters) See more »

Goofs

Harry Greenberg was in fact murdered in November 1939, not in 1945 as depicted in this film. See more »

Quotes

"Bugsy" Siegel: Got a light?
Virginia: The way you were looking at me, I thought you were going to ask for something more interesting.
"Bugsy" Siegel: Like what?
Virginia: Use your imagination.
"Bugsy" Siegel: I'm using it.
Virginia: ...Let me know when you're finished.
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Referenced in The Chase: Taken to the Cleaners (2013) See more »

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ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
(1947)
Written by Frank Loesser
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A very atypical gangster film.
7 September 2000 | by (W. Frankfort, IL) – See all my reviews

I personally thought "Bugsy" was the best film of 1991 and should have beaten "The Silence of the Lambs" for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The movie looks great, has great acting all around and Barry Levinson is in top form. Best of all, "Bugsy" avoids most, if not all, cliches that are usually found in gangster movies. If you want a good solid film about a real life crime figure, this is the one. If you want hackneyed, worn out cliches that go nowhere and leave a feeling of unsatisfaction, I would recommend "Mobsters" or "Billy Bathgate".


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