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Leaving Las Vegas ()


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Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and... See more »

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Ben Sanderson
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Sera
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Yuri
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Peter
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Marc Nussbaum
Kim Adams ...
Sheila
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Debbie
Stuart Regen ...
Man at Bar
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Terri
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L.A. Bartender
Albert Henderson ...
Man at Strip Bar (as Al Henderson)
Shashi Bhatia ...
Hispanic Prostitute
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Bank Teller
Anne Lange ...
Business Colleague
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Mr. Simpson
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Businessman #1
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Weird Woman
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Businessman #2
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Mobster #3
Waldemar Kalinowski ...
Mobster #2
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Mobster #1
David Kriegel ...
Hotel Manager
Bill Thompson ...
Midwestern Man at Poolside
Marek Stabrowski ...
Pawn Shop Owner
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Conventioneer
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Hooker at Bar
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Bartender #2
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Landlady
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Landlord
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Biker Girl
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Biker Guy
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Bartender #3 in Biker Bar
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Waitress at Mall
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Man at Mall
Susan Barnes ...
Desk Clerk
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Dealer
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College Boy #1 (as Michael Goorjian)
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College Boy #2
Davidlee Willson ...
College Boy #3
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Cynical Cabbie
Sergio Premoli ...
Stetson Man at Casino
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Security Guard
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Concerned Cabbie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camille King ...
Bank Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Figgis ... (directed by)

Written by

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John O'Brien ... (based upon the novel by)
 
Mike Figgis ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Lila Cazès ... producer (produced by)
Marc S. Fischer ... line producer
Stuart Regen ... executive producer
Paige Simpson ... executive producer
Annie Stewart ... producer (produced by)

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Mike Figgis ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Declan Quinn ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Smith ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Colin Coull ... color timer
Jinx Godfrey ... assembly editor
Paul Knight ... assistant editor
Dana Padgett ... post-production coordinator
Robert Pond ... Negative assembly supervisor: 35mm neg cutting
Annette Williams ... assistant editor
Tom Mayclim ... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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Carrie Frazier ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Waldemar Kalinowski

Art Direction by

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Barry Kingston ... (as Barry M. Kingston)

Set Decoration by

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Florence Fellman

Costume Design by

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Laura Goldsmith

Makeup Department

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Kathryn Bihr ... key makeup artist (as Katy Bihr)
Beatrice De Alba ... key hair stylist (as Beatrice DeAlba)
Linda Hardy ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Marc S. Fischer ... unit production manager
Robin Le Chanu ... production supervisor (as Robin L. Green)
Michael Saxton ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Simone Farber ... second assistant director
Gary Marcus ... first assistant director
Joel Chernoff ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Amy H. Abrams ... on-set dresser
Russell R. Anderson ... lead man (as Russ Anderson)
Michael R. Blaich ... lead scenic artist (as Michael Blaich)
Florencio Gelabert ... artwork
Bob Hawk ... carpenter
Jason Hedley ... swing gang (as Jason John Hadley)
Ghislain Mandon ... swing gang
Anmari Ollsson ... paintings in Sera's apartment
Charles Page ... construction foreman
Steve Pfauter ... swing gang (as Stephen Pfauter)
Charles Phillips ... construction coordinator (as Chuck Phillips)
Seth Phillips ... construction grip
Rodrido Pimentel ... artwork
Gustavo Ramos Rivera ... artwork
James Scott ... paintings: L.A. bank
Zeev Tankus ... property master
Rebecca Young ... art department coordinator
Anne Mari Ziecker ... assistant property master
Kevin Coyle ... set dresser (uncredited)
John Sparano ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Andie Derrick ... foley artist
Henry Dobson ... dubbing mixer
James Feltham ... assistant sound editor
Nigel Heath ... supervising sound editor
Rod Howick ... foley editor
Mathew Knights ... dialogue editor
Danny Sheehan ... assistant dubbing mixer
Julian Slater ... sound effects editor
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Pawel Wdowczak ... sound mixer
Paul Coogan ... boom operator (uncredited)
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn ... sound mixer: video (uncredited)
John Hays ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jules Findley ... special effects compositor
William D. Harrison ... special effects supervisor: Special Effects Unlimited, Inc. (as William Harrison)
Al Marangoni ... special effects: Special Effects Unlimited, Inc. (as Albert Marangoni)
Matthew Pope ... special effects: Special Effects Unlimited, Inc.

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Aviv Yaron ... data operator: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Dick Hancock ... stunts
Jeff Smolek ... stunts
Diane Towery ... stunts
Russell Towery ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Birk ... best boy electric (as Paul R. Birk)
Bonnie Blake ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Boyle ... best boy grip (as Rick Boyle)
James Elton Davis ... electrician (as James Davis)
Christian E. Dirkes ... dolly grip
Bernadette 'B.C.' Echohawk ... camera loader (as Bernadette Echo Hawk)
Flint Ellsworth ... electrician
Suzanne Hanover ... still photographer
Todd Heater ... electrician
Steve Irwin ... video playback operator
Toby Irwin ... gaffer
Sean McKelvey ... electrician (as Sean Mark McKelvey)
John Joseph Minardi ... grip
Marie Pedersen ... camera operator (as Marie Pederson)
Stephen Pizzo ... first assistant camera
Kevin Smyth ... key grip
T.J. Tollefson ... grip
Larry Markart ... video playback operator (uncredited)
Dylan Rush ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Stacey Rosen ... casting associate
Christopher Gray ... extras casting (uncredited)
Terrence Harris ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Vikki Barrett ... set costumer (as Vickie Brinkkord)
Jean Davis ... assistant costumer
Leesa Evans ... costume supervisor
Vivienne Westwood ... wardrobe: Ms. Shue

Location Management

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David Haldiman ... location manager
Craig W. van Gundy ... assistant location manager
Jill Naumann ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Tony Coe ... musician: tenor saxophone and clarinet
Ed Deane ... musician: electric guitar
Gemma Dempsey ... music supervisor
Jeanne Fay ... music clearance
Mike Figgis ... musician: trumpet and keyboards
Isobel Griffiths ... musician's contractor
Dave Hartley ... musician: piano
Austin Ince ... original score engineer
Chris Lawrence ... musician: double bass (as Chris Laurence)
Maggie Nicols ... featured musician: vocalist
Sting ... featured vocalist
Ian Thomas ... musician: drums
Ray Warleigh ... musician: alto saxophone
Anthony Marinelli ... composer: additional music score (uncredited) / musician (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jennifer A. Blum ... driver (as Jennifer Blum)
Steve Earle ... driver
Don Feeney ... driver
Scotty Goudreau ... driver (as Scott Goudreau)
Brian Kahn ... driver: insert car
Kathy L. MacMillan ... driver
Seth Phillips ... driver: construction department
Derek Raser ... transportation coordinator
Todd Rowland ... driver: Mr. Cage
J.T. Thayer ... transportation captain
Earl Thielen ... driver
Tracy Thielen ... driver
Mark Willis ... driver
Paul Burlin ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kevin Beard ... set production assistant (as T. Kevin Beard)
Valerie Burnley ... craft service: Laughlin/Las Vegas
James Capp ... assistant production coordinator (as James A. Capp)
Richard Davenport ... documentary team: "The Making of"
Peter Evangelatos ... craft service
Eddie Fickett ... set production assistant (as Eddie Ficket)
George T. Hayum ... legal services: Armstrong Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman & Werthheimer
Janee Hull ... script supervisor (as Janee Hull-Page)
Marco Kyris ... stand-in: Mr. Cage
Martee La Comette ... stand-in: Ms. Shue
Jeff Levine ... assistant: Mr. Cage
Mark Anthony Little ... set production assistant
Harvey Malkin ... production accountant (as Harve K. Malkin)
Carl Mastromarino ... assistant production accountant
Adam Moos ... completion bond: Film Finances
Mark Morgan ... clearance
Leonard Morpurgo ... unit publicist
Ty Pennington ... set production assistant
Shannon E. Reilly ... office production assistant
L.M. Soble ... assistant: Mr. Cage
Geoff Teagardin ... set production assistant (as Geoffrey Teagardin)
Romany Turner ... documentary team: "The Making of" / set production assistant
Rex Covington ... ice sculptor (uncredited)
Silenn Thomas ... intern (uncredited)

Thanks

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Claudia Buchanan ... special thanks
Brigid Buckman ... special thanks
Miles A. Copeland III ... special thanks (as Miles Copeland)
Elaine Davis ... special thanks
Tony Dingman ... special thanks
Arlen Figgis ... special thanks
Lois Kay ... special thanks
Anthony Marinelli ... special thanks
Simon Osborne ... special thanks
Randolph Pitts ... special thanks
Holly Simpson ... special thanks
Cecilia Skjorten ... special thanks
Sting ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

Because his wife left him and took his son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson has started drinking, a lot. He's getting more and more isolated and he troubles women in bars because he wants to have sex with them. When he gets fired, he decides to leave everything behind and move to Las Vegas and drink himself to death. In Las Vegas he meets Sera, a prostitute with some problems as well who he moves in with. Written by Marco van Hoof

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Also Known As
  • Leaving Las Vegas - Liebe bis in den Tod (Germany)
  • Adjø Las Vegas (Norway)
  • Las Vegas, végállomás (Hungary)
  • Αφήνοντας το Λας Βέγκας (Greece)
  • Napuštajući Las Vegas (Croatia)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Budget $3,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Author John O'Brien, on whose novel this movie is based, committed suicide two weeks after the movie went into production. Director Mike Figgis contemplated abandoning the project, but decided the film would make a good memorial for O'Brien. See more »
Goofs Ben flips out and overturns a blackjack table in a casino. The tables in casinos are fixed to the floor to minimize the risk of someone stealing chips by "accidentally" overturning the table and scattering them on the floor. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Vampire in Brooklyn/Mighty Aphrodite/Copycat/Leaving Las Vegas/Never Talk to Strangers (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Angel Eyes See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits do not appear until fifteen minutes into the film. See more »
Quotes Ben Sanderson: I don't know if I started drinking 'cause my wife left me or my wife left me 'cause I started drinking, but fuck it anyway.
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