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.
Sharon Stone spent many long workdays in agony while filming scenes for this film. She had back trouble due to an old injury, and the gold and white beaded gown she wears during a casino scene weighed forty-five pounds.
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.
Just before Ace's car explodes, his narration says the dynamite was placed under the passenger's seat. Yet when the explosion occurs, it is the engine compartment that blows up first.
SPOILER: Nicky is about to finish his narration, he's cut short by the mobsters wanting to whack him.
There are two network television versions: the original 3-hour theatrical cut minus objectionable footage, and a re-edited 140 minute version put together under sole supervision of original director Martin Scorsese.
$9,946,480 (USA) (14 April 1995)
$42,438,300 (USA) (21 April 1995)