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.
Martin Scorsese directed the film as part of a two picture deal with Universal Studio because of their help and support with the release of The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). The other movie in the deal was Cape Fear (1991).
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 Pat Webb is meeting with Ace to ask for Don Ward to be rehired as the slots manager, Ace responds that Webb's accusation is "libelous." For Webb's comment to have been "libelous," it would have had to appear in print. Ace should have said that Webb's accusation was "slanderous."
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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