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In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Martin Scorsese (Screenplay)
Nicholas Pileggi (Screenplay)

Runtime

179 minutes

Country

United States of America, France

Language

English

Tagline

No one stays at the top forever.

Cast

Keywords

casino drug abuse 1970s 1980s mafia illegal prostitution las vegas poker overdose

Photos

Lists

#143 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#506 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#395 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Sharon Stone