R | | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
The character of K.K. Ichikawa (Nobu Matsuhisa), the Japanese highroller, is based on the life of high roller Akio Kashiwagi. During the 1970s and 1980s, Kashiwagi was a big scene at Las Vegas casinos. By the end of the 1980s, however, Kashiwagi had used up his ... ...
When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had.
When Nicky is seen burglarizing a home he is using a Maglite rechargeable flashlight. The rechargeable version of this flashlight wasn't on the market until 1982. It is before 1980 in this scene.
SPOILER: Nicky is about to finish his narration, he's cut short by the mobsters wanting to whack him.
$9,946,480 (USA) (22 November 1995)
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