Snake Eyes (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  7 August 1998 (USA)
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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The mayor who presents the award at the end of the film is played by the real mayor of Atlantic City, James Whelan. See more »


During the sequence that Santoro is being beaten by Tyler, Santoro spits a mouthful of blood onto Dunne's Naval uniform, mostly covering Dunne's ribbons of honor. Dunne uses a handkerchief to wipe some of the blood off, but because the ribbons are made of cloth, they are visibly permanently stained with the blood. Later, when Dunne is outside being asked to lower his weapon by the police, his uniform is completely clean, and the ribbons are also completely clean and not stained at all. See more »


Rick Santoro: Who the hell do you think you are, lady? Sticking your nose in where it doesn't belong. You were a number cruncher. Just crunch the goddamn numbers.
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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 »


Referenced in Requiem for a Dream (2000) See more »


Fiesta Mexicana
Written and Performed by Rhodes, Manucci & Skinner
Courtesy of Zomba Records
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Starts out showing potential, turns out to suck.
20 February 1999 | by (Cambridge, MA) – See all my reviews

The beginning is really cool, and there looks to be a great, convoluted conspiracy plot developing. But there isn't -- your first guess might not be right, but your second one will be, and there's no surprises from there. The ending is particularly lame, with a series of coincidences standing in for an actual plot.

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