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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.


Brian De Palma


Brian De Palma (story), David Koepp (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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 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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Did You Know?


Of the three films Brian De Palma has directed for Paramount, this is the only one that is not an adaptation of a television series. See more »


(at around 1h 30 mins) Closing dialogue refers to alternate ending. See more »


[first lines]
Anthea: Good evening, everyone, and welcome to a Powell pay-per-view television event! It's hard to believe, but tonight's heavyweight fight is the swan song for the grand old Atlantic City Arena, the final event to be held in this storied hall before it is gutted and completely renovated as part of Gilbert Powell's Millennium Hotel and Casino. I'm eager to go ringside along with 14,000 fight fans who have braved Hurricane Jezebel to...
Lou Logan: Cut! Cut! Anthea, they want you to call it a tropical ...
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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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Fiesta Mexicana
Written and Performed by Rick Rhodes (as Rhodes), Chieli Minucci (as Minucci) & Steve Skinner (as Skinner)
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User Reviews

Why Nicholas Cage and Gary Sinise Why!!!!!!!!!!!!
25 January 2002 | by mack3175See all my reviews

When I saw the preview to this movie. I thought it had a good premise. But when I saw it in theaters. I thought this movie was incredibly bad. It was poorly directed by Brian De palma(im sorry to say) and poorly acted by Nicholas Cage and Gary Sinise(im also sorry to say). This movie at times seems to have a few good suspencful moments. But its bland and dumb. Don't waste your money.

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Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snake Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office


$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,310,373, 9 August 1998

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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