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Casino -- Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.
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Release Date:
22 November 1995 (USA) See more »
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You don't stay at the top forever See more »
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Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Typically fantastic Scorcese film See more (508 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

L.Q. Jones ... Pat Webb

Dick Smothers ... Senator

Frank Vincent ... Frank Marino
John Bloom ... Don Ward
Pasquale Cajano ... Remo Gaggi

Melissa Prophet ... Jennifer Santoro
Bill Allison ... John Nance
Vinny Vella ... Artie Piscano
Philip Suriano ... Dominick Santoro (as Phillip Suriano)
Erika von Tagen ... Amy Rothstein (Older)

Frankie Avalon ... Himself

Steve Allen ... Himself

Jayne Meadows ... Herself

Jerry Vale ... Himself
Joseph Rigano ... Vincent Borelli

Catherine Scorsese ... Piscano's Mother

Oscar Goodman ... Himself
Gene Ruffini ... Vinny Forlano
Dominick Grieco ... Americo Capelli
Richard Amalfitano ... Casino Executive
Richard F. Strafella ... Casino Executive
Casper Molee ... Counter
David Leavitt ... Counter
Peter Conti ... Arthur Capp
Cathy Scorsese ... Piscano's Daughter (as Catherine T. Scorsese)
Steve Vignari ... Beeper
Rick Crachy ... Chastised Dealer
Larry E. Nadler ... Lucky Larry

Paul Herman ... Gambler in Phone Booth
Salvatore Petrillo ... Old Man Capo
Joey DePinto ... Stabbed Gambler (as Joey De Pinto)
Heidi Keller ... Blonde at Bar

Millicent Sheridan ... Senator's Hooker

Nobu Matsuhisa ... Ichikawa
Toru Nagai ... Ichikawa's Associate
Charlene Hunter ... Ticket Agent
Dom Angelo ... Craps Dealer
Joe Molinaro ... Shift Manager
Ali Pirouzkar ... High Roller
Frankie J. Allison ... Craps Dealer (as Frankie Allison)
Jeff Scott Anderson ... Parking Valet
Jennifer M. Abbott ... Cashier
Frank Washko Jr. ... Parking Valet
Christian A. Azzinaro ... Nicky Santoro Jr. (7 Yrs)
Robert C. Tetzlaff ... Custom's Agent

Anthony Russell ... Bookie
Carol Wilson ... Classroom Nun
Joe Lacoco ... Detective Bob Johnson
John Manca ... Wiseguy Eddy
Ronald Maccone ... Wiseguy Jerry
Buck Stephens ... Credit Clerk
Joseph P. Reidy ... Winner (as Joseph Reidy)
Joe La Due ... Signaller
Fred Smith ... Security Guard
Sonny D'Angelo ... Security Guard
Greg Anderson ... Security Guard

Stuart Nisbet ... LA Banker
Tommy DeVito ... Crooked Poker Dealer
Frank Adonis ... Rocky
Joseph Bono ... Moosh

Craig Vincent ... Cowboy
Daniel P. Conte ... Doctor Dan
Paul Dottore ... Slim
Richard T. Smith ... Security Guard / Cowboy
David Rose ... David
Jonathan Kraft ... Jonathan
Michael McKensie Pratt ... Showgirls Stage Manager
Patti James ... Country Club Woman
Ruth Gillis ... Country Club Woman
Carol Cardwell ... Country Club Woman
Dean Casper ... Elderly Man
Nan Brennan ... Wife
Karyn Amalfitano ... Wife

C.C. Carr ... Wife
David Varriale ... Flirting Executive
Darla House ... Amy Rothstein (Baby)
Carol Krolick ... Slapping Woman
Frank Regich ... Slapped Man
Herb Schwartz ... Maitre d'
Max Raven ... Bernie Blue
Clem Caserta ... Sal Fusco
Jed Mills ... Jack Hardy

Janet Denti ... Receptionist
Cameron Milzer ... Secretary
Leain Vashon ... Bellman
Jim Morgan Williams ... Pit Boss
Brian Le Baron ... Valet Parker
Mortiki Yerushalmi ... Jewelry Store Owner
Mufid M. Khoury ... Jeweler Fences
Khosrow Abrishami ... Jeweler Fences

Richard Riehle ... Charlie Clark
Mike Maines ... Cop in Restaurant
Bobby Hitt ... Cop in Restaurant
Shellee Renee ... Showgirl in Parking Lot

Alfred Nittoli ... Chastised Gambler

Carl Ciarfalio ... Tony Dogs
Jack Orend ... Baker (as Jack R. Orend)
Linda Perri ... Ace's Secretary
Ffolliott Le Coque ... Anna Scott
J. Charles Thompson ... Judge
Michael Paskevich ... Reporter at Airport
Mike Weatherford ... Reporter at Airport
Eric Randall ... Reporter at Airport
Gwen Castaldi ... Business Week Reporter
Brian Reddy ... Board Investigators
Roy Conrad ... Board Investigators
Mike Bradley ... TV Newsman
Dave Courvoisier ... TV Newsman
George Comando ... Piscano's Brother-in-Law

Andy Jarrell ... Commissioner Bales
Robert B. Sidell ... Control Board Member (as Robert Sidell)
Tyde Kierney ... Control Board Member
Paige Novodor ... Female Newscaster

Claudia Haro ... Trudy
Sasha Semenoff ... Orchestra Leader
Gil Dova ... Juggler
George W. Allf ... FBI Agent
Madeline Parquette ... Woman Black Jack Dealer
Nick Mazzola ... Male Blackjack Dealer
Jed L. Hansen ... Pit Boss
Gino Bertin ... Maitre d'
Mitch Kolpan ... Detective
Csaba Maczala ... Detective
Peter Sugden ... Lip Reader
Rudy Guerrero ... Maitre d' at Disco
Randy Sutton ... Cop at Ace's House

Jeff Corbin ... Cop at Ace's House

Sly Smith ... FBI Agent
Joe Anastasi ... FBI Agent
F. Marcus Casper ... FBI Agent

Jeffery Azzinaro ... Nicky Santoro Jr. (10 Yrs)
Richard Wagner ... FBI Agent
Carrie Cipollini ... Piscano's Wife
Loren Stevens ... Agent--Piscano Raid
Gary C. Rainey ... Agent--Piscano Raid
David Arcerio ... FBI Agent
Haven Earle Haley ... Judge
Sam Wilson ... Ambulance Driver
Michael Toney ... Fat Sally
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Burbank ... NGC Board Member (uncredited)
Phillip V. Caruso ... Ace's Photographer (uncredited)
Earl Chaney ... Attorney in Court (uncredited)
Frank Cullotta ... Hitman (uncredited)
Billy Gilbride ... Valet Attendant (uncredited)

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ... Shotgun Shooter (uncredited)

Andrea Kelly ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Walter Ludwig ... Bartender Joe (uncredited)
Bobbie Paulson ... (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Gambler (uncredited)

Steve Schirripa ... Man in Bar (uncredited)

Charles Scorsese ... (uncredited)

Constance Tillotson ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nicholas Pileggi (book)

Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay) &
Martin Scorsese (screenplay)

Produced by
Barbara De Fina .... producer
Joseph P. Reidy .... associate producer (as Joseph Reidy)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Schoonmaker 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
 
Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Simpson 
 
Costume Design by
John A. Dunn  (as John Dunn)
Rita Ryack 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Diaz .... special makeup effects artist
Ilona Herman .... hair stylist: Mr. De Niro
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist: Mr. De Niro
Paul LeBlanc .... hair designer: Ms. Stone (as Paul Le Blanc)
Mona Orr .... hair stylist
James Sarzotti .... hair stylist: Mr. Pesci
James Sarzotti .... makeup artist: Mr. Pesci
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Ms. Stone
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil .... key makeup artist
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist: stunt double Robert De Niro
René Dashiell Kerby .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Annie Dobb .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kim Donohue .... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brad Goodman .... post-production supervisor
Georgia Kacandes .... unit production manager
Seth I. Shire .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Greenwood .... second second assistant director
Scott Harris .... second assistant director
Phil Marco .... second unit director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Christopher Surgent .... dga trainee (as Christopher J. Surgent)
Bob Wagner .... second second assistant director
Darin Rivetti .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Jonathan Starch .... additional assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Omar Abderrahman .... set dresser
Alan Allinger .... construction foreman
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator
Baird Caswell .... mechanic
Bill Darrow .... stand-by painter
Dale Haugo .... head paint foreman
Mike Higelmire .... lead person
Wendell A. Bud Hill II .... stand-by carpenter (as Wendell A. 'Bud' Hill II)
A. Todd Holland .... art department coordinator
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (as Gary Kieldrup)
Jerry Luthart .... construction foreman
Paul A. Minitello .... sign supervisor (as Paul Minitello)
Angelo Moreno .... set dresser
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Seyton Pooley .... set dresser
Daniel Ross .... set designer
Michael Ross .... assistant property master (as Michael G. Ross)
Steven Schwartz .... set designer
Cathy Scorsese .... assistant property master (as Catherine T. Scorsese)
John A. Scott III .... set dresser
David Snodgrass .... set dresser
Allen P. Tallman .... property assistant
John Duncan .... props (uncredited)
James Highgate .... art construction (uncredited)
Gilda Longoria .... construction office assistant (uncredited)
Hugo Santiago .... leadman set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John G. Atkinson .... sound technician
David Boulton .... adr engineer
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah .... sound effects recordist (as Ben Cheah)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Robert Fernandez .... sound workstation manager (as Rob Fernandez)
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Eugene Gearty .... sound editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound editor
Sean Huff .... apprentice sound editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor (as Dan Korintis)
Annette Kudrak .... adr editor
Jeff Levison .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Blake Leyh .... sound effects recordist
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Julie Lindner .... assistant sound editor (as Julie Linder)
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... apprentice sound editor (as Kimberly R. McCord)
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Eliza Paley .... dialogue editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound editor
Bruce Pross .... foley supervisor
Christopher Ramsey .... boom operator (as Chris Ramsey)
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue supervisor
Reilly Steele .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor (as Jeff Stern)
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer
Lee Lemont .... supervising adr editor: West Coast (uncredited)
Daniel Payton .... sound editor (TV version) (uncredited)
Stuart Stanley .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Garcia .... special effects technician
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects coordinator (as Paul Lombardi)
Chuck E. Stewart .... assistant special effects
Parry Willard .... assistant special effects
Robert G. Willard .... assistant special effects
Evan Campbell .... sculptor (uncredited)
Terry Erickson .... special effects (uncredited)
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Alagna .... optical supervisor
Ben Barron .... 3D modeling
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World Digital
Christopher Evans .... chief digital matte artist (as Chris Evans)
Clayton R. Marsh .... optical lineup (as Clayton Marsh)
Martin Matzinger .... effects editorial
Cameron Noble .... matte photography
Paul Rivera .... digital composite supervisor
Morgan Trotter .... 3D architecture rendering
Michael Ventresco .... effects animation
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: The Post Group (uncredited)
Rich McKay .... camera assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Greg Anderson .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunt coordinator
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Richard Butler)
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator
Eliza Coleman .... stunts (as Liza Sweeney)
Max Daniels .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts (as Mark Donaldson)
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
Bob Elmore .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Billy Judkins .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Bob Marrocco .... stunts
Peter McKernan .... stunts
John Polce .... stunts
Mario Roberts .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
John D. Sarviss .... stunts (as John Sarvis)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Rick Shuster .... stunts (as Rick Schuster)
Paul Sklar .... stunts
James Turner .... stunts
Dirk Vahle .... stunts
Jack Verbois .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Matthews .... stunt double: Robert De Niro (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Anderson .... Steadicam assistant
Reynaldo Barrera .... electrician
Bill Blaydes .... grip (as William A. Blaydes)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Ted Chu .... Steadicam assistant
Steve Craft .... camera loader
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator
Khan Griffith .... electrician (as Khan E. Griffith)
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Mark Hadland .... best boy electric (as Mark D. Hadland)
M. Todd Henry .... camera operator
Ian Kincaid .... gaffer (as Ian R. Kincaid)
Dean M. King .... best boy grip
Kim Kono .... rigging electrician (as Kim K. Kono)
Cindy Lagerstrom .... electrician
Jerry Lane .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dickinson H. Luke .... rigging electrician (as Dickinson Luke)
John R. Manocchia .... electrician
Hugh McCallum .... grip
Todd McMullen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael A. Mendez .... key rigging grip
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip
Nathan Miller .... grip
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as Jim Muro)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... photographer: second unit (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Paul Plannette .... second assistant camera
Robert A. Preston .... grip
Newton Thomas Sigel .... photographer: second unit (as Tom Sigel)
Bill Summers .... grip
Victor Svimonoff .... rigging gaffer
David Teasley .... generator operator
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Donald Thorin Jr.)
Brian Tilden .... rigging best boy electric
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam assistant
Tony Varuola .... electrician (as Anthony Varuola)
Rick Whitfield .... video supervisor (as Richard Allen Whitfield)
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Tim 'Spanky' Redsull .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ray Favero .... casting associate
Heather McCurdy .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jon Boyden .... set costumer
Danna Edwards .... key costumer
Oda Groeschel .... costumer: Sharon Stone
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor
Maggie Morgan .... assistant costume designer
Valerie T. O'Brien .... set costumer
Kenn Smiley .... set costumer
Debra Tennenbaum .... assistant costume designer
Monique Long .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Scott Brock .... assistant editor: lightworks
Pasquale Buba .... additional editor
Tom Foligno .... second assistant editor (as Thomas Foligno)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Joel Hirsch .... first assistant film editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
James Y. Kwei .... associate editor (as James Kwei)
Beatrice Sisul .... apprentice editor
Glenn Allen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bobby Mackston .... music editor
Todd Milner .... assistant music editor
Robbie Robertson .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... driver (as Glenn Anderson)
Claudia Anglin .... driver
Dan Anglin .... transportation coordinator (as Danny Anglin)
Al Bartoli .... driver
Duard Wayne Binkley .... driver
John A. Brubaker .... driver
Jack R. Campbell .... driver
Bobby 'McCarran' Carter .... driver
Michael Carter .... driver (as Michael J. Carter)
William Carter .... driver (as William C. Carter)
Richard K. Conboy .... driver
Richard B. Darling .... driver
William P. Davis .... driver (as Bill Davis)
Mike Doyle .... driver
Ralph 'Brad' Draper .... driver (as Ralph B. Draper)
Casey Patrick Dugan .... driver
Sean Dugen .... driver (as Sean M. Dugan)
Everett Everett .... driver (as Everett E. Everett)
Bill Gray .... driver
Virgil E. Griffith .... driver
John G. Guay .... driver
Joshua Hancock .... picture car coordinator (as Josh Hancock)
Donald S. Harback .... driver
Kim Houser .... picture car assistant
Buddy Hunter .... transportation co-captain
Jerry Knight .... driver
Angel Marquez .... driver
Kristin Marshall .... driver
Ardie McLaughlin .... transportation captain
Dennis McLaughlin .... driver (as Dennis L. McLaughlin)
John Nardone .... driver (as John P. Nardone)
J. Gregory Orr .... driver
Sandra Powell .... driver
Charles Ramirez .... driver
Ted Reed .... driver
Danny Routhicaux .... transportation co-captain (as Dan Routhieaux)
Troy Tomerlin .... driver
Roger Wooge .... driver
Anthony Zahn Jr. .... driver
Brian Stransky .... picture car production assistant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Donna Armstrong .... first aid (as Donna L. Armstrong)
Elaine Bass .... title designer
Saul Bass .... title designer
Margaret Bodde .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Michael J. Burmeister .... location manager
Howard Carey .... production assistant (as Howard W. Carey)
Robin Chambers .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Frank Ciota .... production assistant
Ralph Coleman .... assistant location manager
Dianne E. Collins .... unit publicist
Sheila Conneen .... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Kathleen M. Courtney .... production coordinator
Frank Cullotta .... technical advisor
Murray Ehrenberg .... technical advisor
Marianne Franco .... production assistant
Kelli Gillam .... assistant accountant
Jason Goedeker .... production assistant
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon .... production assistant
George Joseph Gordon .... production assistant
Dan Harvey .... trainer: Mr. De Niro
Marty Jacobs .... technical advisor
Kevin Kolovich .... production assistant
Brett Kramer .... craft service
Gary Kramer .... craft service
Braden Kuhlman .... production secretary
Cheryl Kurk .... assistant accountant
Nicole Kwak .... assistant production coordinator (as Nicole M. Carelli)
Spanky Lofland .... production assistant
John Manca .... technical advisor
Maggie Mancuso .... location assistant (as Maggie Peterson-Mancuso)
Kristin Marshall .... assistant: Ms. Stone
Paul Mayer .... projectionist
Morgan Miles .... assistant accountant (as Morgan M. Miles)
Tobia Minckler .... production assistant
Elizabeth Morin .... assistant: Mr. Pesci (as Elizabeth A. Morin)
James M. Morris .... additional location manager
Cory C. Myler .... production assistant
Douglas Owens .... production assistant
Paulette Pierotti .... assistant: Ms. Stone
Deborah Ricketts .... video stock researcher
Stephanie Rose .... accounting assistant
Todd Sampson .... production assistant
John R. Saunders .... production assistant (as John Saunders)
Wendy Sax .... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Susan Stone .... assistant production coordinator
Tim Swan .... location liaison (as Tim Leary Swan)
Dixie D. Walker .... production accountant
Matthew Warren .... production assistant
Nadine F. Wilson .... post-production accountant (as Nadine Wilson)
Tony Barbagiovanni .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sonny D'Angelo .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Gary Ferraro .... caterer (uncredited)
Kristine Harlan .... assistant: Sharon Stone (uncredited)
Rosie Heeter .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dominic Marcus .... adr supporting artist (uncredited)
Madeline S. McEneney .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Morgenthal .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Perry Santos .... assistant: Martin Scorsese (uncredited)
Kim Sockwell .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese (uncredited)
Robin Whittaker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Victoria A. Zamora .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive strong language, drug use and some sexuality
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178 min
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Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Austria:12 (TV rating) (cut) | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) | Chile:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1996) (VHS) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1996) | France:-12 | Germany:16 (w) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | India:A | Ireland:18 | Israel:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #34125) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Sharon Stone spent many long workdays in agony while filming scenes for this film. She has back trouble due to an old injury, and the gold & white beaded gown she wears during a casino scene weighed 45 pounds.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Nicky is seen burglarizing a home he is using a Maglite rechargeable flashlight. The rechargeable version of this flashlight wasn't on the market until 1982. It is before 1980 in this scene.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ace Rothstein:[voice-over] When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had.
[Ace's car explodes]
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112 out of 150 people found the following review useful.
Typically fantastic Scorcese film, 14 May 2003
Author: FilmOtaku (ssampon@hotmail.com) from Milwaukee, WI

I have to admit my bias, because I believe that Scorcese cannot do wrong - ever. Even his lesser-known or critically panned films are above the "great film" line, and Casino is certainly no exception.

Casino spans three decades and chronicles the true story of a faction of the mob who ran Las Vegas casinos. Robert DeNiro plays Ace Rothstein, a fantastic bookie who is chosen to run the Tangiers hotel and casino. Along the way, he marries a drug-addicted con-artist trophy wife (Sharon Stone) and struggles with his friendship with loose-cannon Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci). Rothstein is a complicated figure in that he is not a heavy, yet he wields a lot of power due to the respect he has gained from his mob bosses back home.

Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci are both fantastic in their roles, and Sharon Stone actually turned out a non-irritating performance. As the viewer, you can't stand her, but that is the point. Scorcese's normal supporting cast are also involved in this film, including his great mother - even though she usually has incredibly minimal roles, they are always memorable.

Scorcese seems to have several different directing styles, and Casino follows in the tradition of Goodfellas as a pseudo-documentary. A lot of the exposition is revealed by the characters themselves in the form of voice-overs, and several scenes are filmed in documentarian fashion. The entire production however, is sleek and very quick. The use of music bears mentioning as well: Most Martin Scorcese films have an amazing soundtrack that adds to and enhances the scene. Being a child of the MTV age, I'm a sucker for good uses of music in films and Scorcese is a master. Scorcese doesn't just utilize the soundtrack, he makes it part of the storytelling - by the music, we chronologically know what time period we are witnessing, since one cannot rely on other factors, such as fashion alone. One of my favorite scenes in film which effectively involves music is actually from Casino - the very intense scene when the relationship between DeNiro, Stone and Pesci come to a head in the climax of the film. The pounding music cut throughout this scene is a cover of "Satisfaction" by Devo and the result is absolutely brilliant.

Being a complete film geek, I generally don't go to films that feature certain stars, I go to films by certain directors and Scorcese is one of them. While this was probably the tenth time I'd seen this film there were more things I noticed, and I'm sure I'll notice more upon my eleventh viewing. The man is a complete genius, and a gift to film - my suggestion is to watch some of his films, then check out his unbelievable series, "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorcese Through American Movies" which was done the same year as Casino. The series is essentially a primer on the history of film, sectioned off by film genres. You not only will experience his amazing intellect and massive knowledge of film history, but his incredible humility as well.

--Shelly

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