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The movie Casino was based on the book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas.

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Movie details for Casino

The movie was released in 1995 and directed by Martin Scorsese, who also directed Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and GoodFellas (1990). Casino was produced by Universal Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Frank Vincent, Pasquale Cajano, Don Rickles, Kevin Pollak, Vinny Vella, Alan King, L.Q. Jones, Dick Smothers, Joseph Rigano, John Bloom, Melissa Prophet, Bill Allison, Gene Ruffini, Dominick Grieco, Erika von Tagen and Frankie Avalon.

 

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Director Martin Scorsese reunites with members of his GoodFellas gang (writer Nicholas Pileggi; actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Frank Vincent) for a three-hour epic about the rise and fall of mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), a character based ... Read More
Director Martin Scorsese reunites with members of his GoodFellas gang (writer Nicholas Pileggi; actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Frank Vincent) for a three-hour epic about the rise and fall of mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), a character based on real-life gangster Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. (It's modeled after on Wiseguy and GoodFellas and Pileggi's true crime book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas.) Through Rothstein, the picture tells the story of how the Mafia seized, and finally lost control of, Las Vegas gambling. The first hour plays like a fascinating documentary, intricately detailing the inner workings of Vegas casinos. Sharon Stone is the stand out among the actors; she nabbed an Oscar nomination for her role as the voracious Ginger, the glitzy call girl who becomes Rothstein's wife. The film is not as fast paced or gripping as Scorsese's earlier gangster pictures (Mean Streets and GoodFellas), but it's still absorbing. And, hey--it's Scorsese! (Additional note: the digital video disc has a "layer switch," allowing you to watch the entire film without interruption.) --Jim Emerson

Book details for Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas was written by Nicholas Pileggi. The book was published in 1995 by Simon & Schuster. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Nicholas Pileggi also wrote Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family (1985).

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The author of the best-selling Wiseguy gives us this true and brilliantly-told story of love, marriage, adultery, murder, revenge, and how it led to the Mafia's finally losing its stranglehold on the Las Vegas casinos.
The author of the best-selling Wiseguy gives us this true and brilliantly-told story of love, marriage, adultery, murder, revenge, and how it led to the Mafia's finally losing its stranglehold on the Las Vegas casinos.