History Film / Casino

7th Mar '17 3:29:53 PM maxwellsilver
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Until [[TheEighties the early 1980s]], TheMafia had a huge stake in UsefulNotes/LasVegas. But while they ran the casinos, they didn't run the town. They had to use fronts to get their men in to run everything. One of these fronts is Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), a Jewish gambling prodigy who, having made big money for his Mafia associates in the past, is sent to Vegas to run the Tangiers casino-hotel. Rothstein, a ruthlessly logical and efficient character, soon turns the Tangiers into a successful and profitable organisation for the Mob bosses, but things start go shaky when Rothstein falls head-over-heels in love with Ginger (Stone), a beautiful and seductive but manipulative and troubled casino hustler, and when Rothstein's old friend Nicky Santoro (Pesci) arrives in town. Santoro, a psychotically hot-headed mobster, is sent by the bosses to watch over things and make sure no one interferes with Rothstein's operation, but soon decides to make Las Vegas his personal kingdom, bringing much undesired attention on Rothstein himself and creating tension between the two men that will end up bringing the whole thing crashing down on top of them.

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Until [[TheEighties the early 1980s]], 1980s, TheMafia had a huge stake in UsefulNotes/LasVegas. But while they ran the casinos, they didn't run the town. They had to use fronts to get their men in to run everything. One of these fronts is Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), a Jewish gambling prodigy who, having made big money for his Mafia associates in the past, is sent to Vegas to run the Tangiers casino-hotel. Rothstein, a ruthlessly logical and efficient character, soon turns the Tangiers into a successful and profitable organisation for the Mob bosses, but things start go shaky when Rothstein falls head-over-heels in love with Ginger (Stone), a beautiful and seductive but manipulative and troubled casino hustler, and when Rothstein's old friend Nicky Santoro (Pesci) arrives in town. Santoro, a psychotically hot-headed mobster, is sent by the bosses to watch over things and make sure no one interferes with Rothstein's operation, but soon decides to make Las Vegas his personal kingdom, bringing much undesired attention on Rothstein himself and creating tension between the two men that will end up bringing the whole thing crashing down on top of them.



It also got a lot of criticism for being, basically, ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN VEGAS!]]]], largely due to Creator/MartinScorsese directing it the same way, Nicholas Pileggi adapting another one of his books, and for [[JoePesci some characters]] having a [[AxCrazy really]] [[HairTriggerTemper close]] [[ClusterFBomb resemblance]] to similar characters in the last movie - though, in that respect, [[RealityIsUnrealistic both men Pesci played really existed, and both acted pretty much like they do in both movies]]. Being both significantly longer and more slowly paced didn't help either.

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It also got a lot of criticism for being, basically, ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN VEGAS!]]]], largely due to Creator/MartinScorsese directing it the same way, Nicholas Pileggi adapting another one of his books, and for [[JoePesci some characters]] characters having a [[AxCrazy really]] [[HairTriggerTemper close]] [[ClusterFBomb resemblance]] really close resemblance to similar characters in the last movie - though, in that respect, [[RealityIsUnrealistic both men Pesci played really existed, and both acted pretty much like they do in both movies]].movies. Being both significantly longer and more slowly paced didn't help either.



* CorruptPolitician: The chairmen of the Gaming Control Board investigation, including a Commisioner and a Senator who enjoys free VIP treatment in the Casino but starts clashing with Sam after a nepotism issue.

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* CorruptPolitician: The chairmen of the Gaming Control Board investigation, including a Commisioner Commissioner and a Senator who enjoys free VIP treatment in the Casino but starts clashing with Sam after a nepotism issue.



* DeathByIrony[=/=]MythologyGag: [[spoiler:Pesci's character is beaten to death by a character played by Frank Vincent. Vincent had played characters Pesci had either viciously beaten or killed in ''two'' [[Film/RagingBull previous]] [[{{Film/Goodfellas}} movies]] directed by Scorsese.]]

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* DeathByIrony[=/=]MythologyGag: [[spoiler:Pesci's character is beaten to death by a character played by Frank Vincent. Vincent had played characters Pesci had either viciously beaten or killed in ''two'' [[Film/RagingBull previous]] [[{{Film/Goodfellas}} movies]] ''Film/RagingBull'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'', both directed by Scorsese.]]



** No one thing brings the Casino down. It's a lot of little things that come together (Ace's License, Nicky's antics, the wire in the produce store...), which is what usually happened to the mafia [[TruthInTelevision in real life.]]

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** No one thing brings the Casino down. It's a lot of little things that come together (Ace's License, Nicky's antics, the wire in the produce store...), which is what usually happened to the mafia [[TruthInTelevision in real life.]]



** For a psychotically violent mobster who reacts to any minor slight, real or imagined, with disproportionate violence, Nicky sure has a lot of standards.
*** He reacts very angrily when Ginger flippantly asks him to get someone to kill Ace; while relations between the two are at a low and he's been considering it himself, the guy was still like a brother to Nicky so he's not going to do it without a lot of thought. [[spoiler: It's implied that the car bomb Ace barely survives was a parting gift from Nicky, though, and that he eventually made his mind up.]]

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** For a psychotically violent mobster who reacts to any minor slight, real or imagined, with disproportionate violence, Nicky sure has a lot of standards.
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*** He reacts very angrily when Ginger flippantly asks him to get someone to kill Ace; while relations between the two are at a low and he's been considering it himself, the guy was still like a brother to Nicky so he's not going to do it without a lot of thought. [[spoiler: It's implied that he eventually made up his mind and the car bomb Ace barely survives was a parting gift from Nicky, though, and that he eventually made his mind up.though.]]



** The 'old-timers' capos "don't like any fucking around with the other guys` wives".

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** The 'old-timers' capos "don't like any fucking around with the other guys` guys' wives".



* EverybodySmokes / SmokingIsCool

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* %%* EverybodySmokes / SmokingIsCool



-->'''Sam "Ace Rothstein''': "Before I married Ginger, I heard all the stories, but I didn't give a fuck. 'I'm Sam Ace Rothstein', I said. I can change her."

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-->'''Sam "Ace --->'''Sam "Ace" Rothstein''': "Before I married Ginger, I heard all the stories, but I didn't give a fuck. 'I'm Sam Ace Rothstein', I said. I can change her."
17th Dec '16 2:33:07 PM Damar
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* DeathByRacism: [[spoiler: Andy Stone gets assassinated, despite being vouched by almost all the Mafia bosses as a loyal subordinate, simply for not being Italian.]]
17th Dec '16 2:31:52 PM Damar
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* DeathByRacism: [[spoiler: Andy Stone gets assassinated, despite being vouched by almost all the Mafia bosses as a loyal subordinate, simply for not being Italian.]]
5th Aug '16 10:26:35 AM TrollBrutal
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* {{Jerkass}}: One should not expect to encounter gentlemen in a film about career criminals. Varying cases can be made for most of the cast, with some characters standing out as sociopaths. Ace is a complex example who has genuine AffablyEvil moments.
5th Aug '16 9:52:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* RightUnderTheirNoses: Early on, we follow an ordinary looking man in a suit walk into the casino's counting room, fill up a briefcase with money and calmly walk out again. The narration informs us that what we've just watched was essentially a casino heist.

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* RightUnderTheirNoses: Early on, we follow an ordinary looking man in a suit walk into the casino's counting room, fill up a briefcase with money and calmly walk out again. The narration informs us that what we've just watched was essentially a casino heist. Subverted in that it was a heist authorized by the Mob. It's noted everyone in the counting room is deliberately looking the other way to make sure they ''didn't'' see it.
5th Aug '16 9:36:58 AM AnotherGuy
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** Nicky has a polite conversation with a local police chief who doubles as his son's baseball coach. They're just two Dads therr, instead of cop and crook.

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** Nicky has a polite conversation with a local police chief who doubles as his son's baseball coach. They're just two Dads therr, there, instead of cop and crook.
5th Aug '16 9:36:01 AM AnotherGuy
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** When Sam first saw Ginger, she was on a date with a man whose casino chips she threw all over the place out of spite. Instead of Ginger's behavior being a red flag, Sam falls in love and marries her. [[spoiler: Like Ginger's date that night, Sam ends up regretting it.]]

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** When Sam first saw Ginger, she was on a date with a man whose casino chips she threw all over the place out of spite. Instead of Ginger's behavior being a red flag, Sam falls in love and marries her. [[spoiler: Like Ginger's date that night, Sam ends up regretting it.it, as Ginger throws ''his'' earnings away, too.]]



** Nicky has a polite conversation with a local police who doubles as his son's baseball coach.

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** Nicky has a polite conversation with a local police chief who doubles as his son's baseball coach.coach. They're just two Dads therr, instead of cop and crook.
25th Jun '16 5:29:27 AM Tdarcos
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* InMediasRes: The movie opens with [[spoiler:Sam's car being blown up]], an event which happens about 2/3 of the way into the film, then flashes back to the events that lead up to the incident, before continuing from that point.
2nd Jun '16 1:50:34 PM Mdumas43073
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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''''' ''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.
25th May '16 12:51:00 AM TrollBrutal
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* WhatTheHellHero: The protagonists are usually at very vocal odds with each other, mostly because their lack of PragmaticVillainy.

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* WhatTheHellHero: The protagonists are usually at very vocal odds with each other, mostly because their lack of PragmaticVillainy.PragmaticVillainy is lacking.
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