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27th Jun '17 4:13:20 PM nombretomado
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* ClusterFBomb: As of 2013, it ranks fifth in most F-Bombs. You may count it as fourth, since the current champion, dropping ''857'' F-Bombs at a rate of 9.52 FPM, is a documentary about the word. Also, TheOtherWiki doesn't count pornographic or foreign-speaking titles for the list, which may or may not drop it down even further.

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* ClusterFBomb: As of 2013, it ranks fifth in most F-Bombs. You may count it as fourth, since the current champion, dropping ''857'' F-Bombs at a rate of 9.52 FPM, is a documentary about the word. Also, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki doesn't count pornographic or foreign-speaking titles for the list, which may or may not drop it down even further.
16th May '17 5:58:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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''Casino'' is a 1995 film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/JoePesci and Sharon Stone, who earned a Golden Globe and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her role as Ginger.

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''Casino'' is a 1995 film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/JoePesci and Sharon Stone, Creator/SharonStone, who earned a Golden Globe and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her role as Ginger.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Ginger has a thing for them, apparently. It is implied (or speculated) to be what draws her to Ace. She has an on-and-off relationship with Lester, her abusive ex and a pimp. She also begins an affair with Nicky, the biggest gangster of the movie.



* AntiVillain: Anywhere else in the country Sam is a bookie hassled by cops, but in Las Vegas all Ace wants to do is to make an honest living by running with efficience a legal casino for his mafia bosses back home in Chicago. But in doing so he is not above using ruthless methods or being an enabler as Nicky does most of the unavoidable dirty dirty work. Still Ace is quite decent compared to other characters.



** Don Rickles and Dick Smothers as well.

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** Don Rickles Creator/DonRickles and Dick Smothers as well.



* ControlFreak: Ace obsesses over the smallest details:
-->'''Ace:''' From now on, put an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin.
-->'''Chef:''' Do you know how long that's going to take?
-->'''Ace:''' I don't care. An equal amount in each muffin.



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* LadyDrunk: Ginger turns into this as her marriage goes downhill.



* SmugSnake: The state senator who happily comps free rooms and prostitutes from Sam, only to later to stab him in the back and then try and deny everything to weasel out of it when Sam confronts him is also one of these. The senator is based on Harry Reid, who's ''still'' a senator for Nevada and a very influential one at that.

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The state senator who happily comps free rooms and prostitutes from Sam, only to later to stab him in the back and then try and deny everything to weasel out of it when Sam confronts him is also one of these. The senator is based on Harry Reid, who's ''still'' a senator for Nevada and a very influential one at that.that.
** Lester plays one, that varies from sleazy to comical.



* Weaksauce Weakness: They're all-powerful, but everyone of these supermen has a Kryptonite. Gene Siskel observed in his review, "Every tought character has a weakeness in 'Casino'. Stone is DeNiro's weakness and she in turn has a soft spot for her pimp, a low-life hustler played by James Woods." Nicky's weakness is... well, it's Joe Pesci. What else? Have you ever seen a Joe Pesci movie? His anger, temper, greed, lack of control... and the ultimate Napoleon Complex.

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* Weaksauce Weakness: They're all-powerful, but everyone of these supermen has a Kryptonite. Gene Siskel Creator/GeneSiskel observed in his review, "Every tought tough character has a weakeness weakness in 'Casino'. Stone is DeNiro's De Niro's weakness and she in turn has a soft spot for her pimp, a low-life hustler played by James Woods." Nicky's weakness is... well, it's Joe Pesci. What else? Have you ever seen a Joe Pesci movie? His anger, temper, greed, lack of control... and the ultimate Napoleon Complex.
12th May '17 8:25:15 PM DaneYoussef
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12th May '17 8:24:12 PM DaneYoussef
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* Weaksauce Weakness: They're all-powerful, but everyone of these supermen has a Kryptonite. Gene Siskel observed in his review, "Every tought character has a weakeness in 'Casino'. Stone is DeNiro's weakness and she in turn has a soft spot for her pimp, a low-life hustler played by James Woods." Nicky's weakness is... well, it's Joe Pesci. What else? Have you ever seen a Joe Pesci movie? His anger, temper, greed, lack of control... and the ultimate Napoleon Complex.
25th Mar '17 3:00:24 AM tommythegun
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*AlmightyJanitor: Sam's scheme to run the casino while his gaming license application is pending is to shift around in innocuous-seeming jobs like "entertainment director" and "food and beverage manager." See LoopholeAbuse below.
25th Mar '17 2:49:03 AM tommythegun
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* InsideJob: The whole reason the mob bought into a Vegas casino is so they could skim cash right out of the count room.
25th Mar '17 2:13:24 AM tommythegun
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** Oscar Goodman, who plays Sam's lawyer, is the real-life defense attorney who represented Frank Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro (the inspirations for Sam and Nicky). From 1999 to 2011, he was also the real-life mayor of Las Vegas.



** Oscar Goodman, who plays Sam's lawyer, is the real-life defense attorney who represented Frank Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro (the inspirations for Sam and Nicky). From 1999 to 2011, he was also the real-life mayor of Las Vegas.
25th Mar '17 2:12:58 AM tommythegun
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** Don Rickles and Dick Smothers as well.


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** Real life Vegas entertainers Don Rickles and Dick Smothers have cameos as well, Rickles as casino manager Billy Sherbert and Smothers as a crooked Nevada state senator.
25th Mar '17 2:01:00 AM tommythegun
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* TroubleEntendre: The scene where Nicky delivers a veiled warning to leave to the two mob "balloon heads" who were trying to swindle the casino, by telling them that their supposed friend Carmine "left." "I think, you know, he went across the street, or somewhere else..."
25th Mar '17 1:33:15 AM tommythegun
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** Frank Rosenthal actually secretly ran four different Vegas casinos for the mob: the Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and Marina. The movie distilled that down to the single, fictional "Tangiers."


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** "Back Home" is the movie's way of saying "Chicago." The real-life scheme was set up and run by the Chicago Outfit.
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