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Snake Eyes (1998)

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A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilbert Powell
Lincoln Tyler
Lou Logan
Jimmy George
Cyrus (as Luis Guzman)
Ned Campbell
Walt McGahn
Mickey Alter
Michaella Bassey ...
Tyler's Party Girl #2
Paul Joseph Bernardo ...
Casino Security #1


Ricky Santoro is a flamboyant and corrupt Atlantic City cop with a dream: become so well connected that he can become mayor. In lieu of that, he'll settle for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Secretary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend. Becoming the investigating officer in the case, Rick soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy was shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. Written by The Mystery Guest

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ojos de serpiente  »

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Box Office


$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,310,373 (USA) (7 August 1998)


$55,585,389 (USA) (18 December 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song in the end credits is "Sin City" by Meredith Brooks. It foreshadows Carla Gugino whom plays Julia Costello in this film, starring in Frank Miller's Sin City (2005) as Lucille, several years later. See more »


When Rick and Kevin Dunne are sitting ringside at the fight, the Seceretary of defense is sitting behind them to the right, but when they look at the suspicious redhead, the camera moves toward her but when it comes back to them, they are Kevin Dunne is sitting directly in front of the secretary of defense. See more »


Commander Kevin Dunne: How's Angela?
'Ricky' Santoro: Fat, fabulous, fantastic - I love her.
Commander Kevin Dunne: How's the other one - what's her name? Candy?
'Ricky' Santoro: Oh, Monique? Skinny, mean, expensive - I *LOVE* her!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll over a construction site scene (presumably the new casino), closing in tighter and tighter until the final shot is of a bright red jewel embedded in a concrete pillar that the workmen are installing. Most of the time the jewel is hidden under the hand of one of the workers. The ring was worn by the red-haired woman/Navy agent who was part of Commander Kevin Dunn's scheme. See more »


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The Freaky Things
Written by Randy DeBarge (as William DeBarge) & Etterlene Jordan
Performed by LaKiesha Berri
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User Reviews

I Like This.....Which Surprises Me
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most people didn't like this movie, from what I have heard and read over the years. Some of my friends who saw it didn't like it either. For some reason, I did, and that was despite a few things I normally don't put up with (too much usages of the Lord's name in vain and the usual anti-military agenda.)

However, I found this a very fast-moving, involving story with Nicholas Cage playing an extremely interesting person: "Rick Santoro," a guy who acts like a complete crazy man at the beginning but slowly gets it together as the film goes on. Gary Sinise plays his normal corrupt role (this was before his CSI: New York days) and Carla Gugino was very easy on my eyes.

Brian DePalma directed this, so you know it's going to be stylishly shot, too. This looks really, really good on the recently-released Blu-Ray.

All the characters are interesting, actually. One complaint I agree with: the ending was a bit weak and detracts from the story. It's a rough film but edgy and interesting. Don't be discouraged reading a lot of negative reviews about this. It's good entertainment.

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