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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Casino can be found here.

The novel Casino (1995) was written by Italian-American author Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with director Martin Scorsese.

"Wir setzen uns mit trnen nieder" from the "Matthaus Passion" by Johann Sebastion Bach - Opening credits, also played at very end.

"Zooma, Zooma" by Louis Prima - Ace's Vegas introduction/Narration. Played at the end during arrests.

"Moonglow/Love theme from Picnic" by Eddie Delarge/Irving Mills - The money room in the casino.

"You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" by Dean Martin - The suitcase goes to Kansas City.

"Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima - Andy and Ace talk at the pool.

"7-11 (Mambo #5)" by the Gone All Stars - Narration; Ace's gambling expertise.

"Hoochie Coochie Man" Performed by Muddy Waters - Narration; Ace's expertise continued.

"Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" by Otis Redding - Ace meets with the bosses.

"Long Long While" by Mick Jagger - Nicky stabs the guy with the pen.

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Performed by The Rolling Stones - Briefly after the pen scene.

"The "In" Crowd" by Ramsey Lewis - Doing favors for the politicians.

"The "In" Crowd" by Dobie Gray - The Japanese businessman loses big. h

"Compared To What" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris - "Everyones gotta watch everyone else.

"Slippin' And Slidin'" by Little Richard - Ginger throws the chips in the air.

"Love Is Strange" by Mickey and Sylvia - Ace watches Ginger leave.

"Heart of Stone" by The Rolling Stones - Ginger's hustling in Vegas.

"Love Is The Drug" by Roxy Music - Ginger pays various people off/her pimp.

"Nel blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno - Nicky going through customs/diamonds.

"Takes Two to Tango" by Ray Charles & Betty Carter - Nicky's move.

"How High The Moon" by Les Paul & Mary Ford - Nicky keeps security at the casino.

"I Ain't Superstitious" by Rod Stewart - They catch a cheater.

"Working in A Coalmine" by Lee Dorsey - They warn the other cheater.

"Unforgettable" by Dinah Washington - Ace proposes to Ginger.

"Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael - Ace consoles Ginger after she talks to her ex. also during end credits.

"What A Difference A Day Made" by Dinah Washington - Ginger sees the new house.

"I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers - Ace gives Ginger the key to the safe deposit box.

"Love Me the Way I Love You" by Jerry Vale - Ace makes himself food and beverage director.

"Let's Start All Over" by the Paragons - Nicky cheats the Casino.

"Sweet Virginia" by The Rolling Stones - The cowboy won't take his feet off the table.

"Basin Street Blues" by Louis Prima - Ace arranges live shows at the Casino.

"Stella by Starlight" by Ray Charles - Ace accepts award at the country club.

"Sweet Dreams" by Emmylou Harris - Nicky becomes banned from every Casino.

"Can't You Hear Me Knocking" by The Rolling Stones - Nicky starts the jewerly "business."

"Toad" by Cream - They interogate/torture the hit man. It's played again while Nicky is changing cars.

"Those Were The Days" by Cream - Ace fires the slot manager.

"Hurt" by Timi Yuro - Ginger asks Ace for $25,000.

"The Glory Of Love" by The Velvetones - Ace catches Ginger giving away the money to her ex.

"Nights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues - Nicky meets with Ginger after her ex is beaten up.

"Walk On The Wild Side" by Jimmy Smith - The older woman sues the casino and gets whacked.

"Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones - A series of bodies from Nicky's hits surface.

"EEE-O Eleven" by Sammy Davis Jr. - Nickey talks to his partner at the bus stop.

"I'll Walk Alone" by Don Cornell - The bug in the store.

"Whip It" by Devo - Ace ignores Nicky in the restaurant.

"Ain't Got No Home" by Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Nicky abuses the Casino workers.

"I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee - Ginger reunites with her pimp.

"Without You" by Nilsson - Ginger's pimp plots to get the money from the safe deposit box.

"Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac - Nickey talks to Ace in the car.

"Contempt-Theme de Camille" by Georges Delerue- Ace picks up Ginger at the airport. Also during end credits.

"I'm Confessing That I Love You" by Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Ace questions Ginger at the restaurant.

"The Thrill is Gone" by B.B. King - Ginger conspires with Nicky.

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Performed by Devo - Ace goes home to find his daughter tied up.

"Who Can I Turn To" by Tony Bennett - Ace confronts Ginger in Nicky's restaurant.

"Harbor Lights" by The Platters - Ginger asks Nicky to kill Ace.

"House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals - The bosses on trial/mobsters are whacked.

"Charlie M." is most likely a reference to the "M&M" murders that Tony Spilotro—The real-life Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci's character)—was involved in.

In 1963 Spilotro participated in what became known as the M&M murders. Burglars Billy McCarthy and Jimmy Miraglia (M & M) became targets of the Chicago Mob after committing a shooting in a known mob hangout that resulted in the deaths of two mob associates. Relying on information from Frank Cullotta, (an associate of M&M and a lifelong friend of Anthony Spilotro) McCarthy was snatched off the streets by Spilotro and noted hitmen Charles Nicoletti and Felix "Milwaukee Phil" Alderisio. They then proceeded to torture McCarthy to give up the name of his accomplice. After having his head placed in a vise by Spilotro, McCarthy gave up his accomplice Miraglia and was killed, with Miraglia's murder following later on. McCarthy's murder was infamously recreated in the film Casino. It is believed that Spilotro became a made man as a result of this hit. [source]


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