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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.

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Brian De Palma (story), David Koepp (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Rick Santoro
Gary Sinise ... Commander Kevin Dunne
John Heard ... Gilbert Powell
Carla Gugino ... Julia Costello
Stan Shaw ... Lincoln Tyler
Kevin Dunn ... Lou Logan
Michael Rispoli ... Jimmy George
Joel Fabiani ... Charles Kirkland
Luis Guzmán ... Cyrus (as Luis Guzman)
David Anthony Higgins ... Ned Campbell
Mike Starr ... Walt McGahn
Tamara Tunie ... Anthea
Chip Zien ... Mickey Alter
Michaella Bassey Michaella Bassey ... Tyler's Party Girl #2
Paul Joseph Bernardo ... Casino Security #1
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Storyline

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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He's got 14,000 eyewitnesses and no one saw a thing. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snake Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,310,373, 9 August 1998

Gross USA:

$55,591,409

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,891,409
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was completed two weeks ahead of schedule. See more »

Goofs

A tidal wave originally planned was removed from the film, but not entirely: - The wave can be seen briefly in a few frames as the police van arrives near the film's end. It hits the van, which begins to fall over. In the next shot, the van merely swerves into the building. - Richard Santoro mentions a recurring dream about being back in the tunnel underwater; but since the tidal wave sequence was taken out, he was never underwater in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Commander Kevin Dunne: You got nothing, kiddo. Snake eyes. The house wins.
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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 »

Connections

References Eraser (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Shortest Route
Performed by Xysma
Courtesy of Release Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Questions, questions, questions!
8 November 1999 | by LaybackSee all my reviews

1. Is Rick the only cop in Atlantic City?

2. Where did all of the FBI agents go?

3. Did the fat guy get killed in his hotel room?

4. How come those two soldiers who were killed couldn't be trusted but the other dozen people who were involved in the conspiracy could be?

5. Does the Secretary of Defense have final say in regards to how all money in the defense budget will be spent?

6. How did the place clear out so fast of 20,000 fight fans when no one was being allowed out of the building? Were Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio there?

7. Do casinos really have 1000 cameras?

8. How come Rick was the only one who could figure out that the champ took a dive when it was clear as day on the videotape? Didn't they watch it on ESPN's Sportcenter?

9. What were those things that looked like missles doing in the basement of a casino in New Jersey?

10. What were Cage, DePalma and the scriptwriter thinking?


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