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.
Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the four hundred movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies.
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 Anna Scott is shot, Nicky Santoro tilts her head and the blood begins to dribble out of her mouth. Actor Joe Pesci places his hand near actress Ffolliott Le Coque's throat immediately after this is done, and Le Coque visibly swallows twice, even though her character is supposed to have just been killed.
"This is a fictional story with fictional characters adapted from a true story."
$9,946,480 (USA) (14 April 1995)
$42,438,300 (USA) (21 April 1995)