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.
Nicole Kidman, Melanie Griffith, Rene Russo, Cameron Diaz, Uma Thurman, and Michelle Pfeiffer were considered for the role of Ginger. Traci Lords was seriously considered after an excellent audition. Madonna was almost cast, but Sharon Stone convinced Director Martin Scorsese to give her the role.
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.
While Ginger is arguing with Sam about lending her $25,000, her coffee cup switches hands between shots.
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)
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