Casino script
Casino (1995)
Synopsis: In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger. Martin Scorsese directs this adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's book.

ACE (V.O.)

But it's in the desert where lots of

the town's problems are solved.

NICKY (V.O.)

Got a lot of holes in the desert,

and a lot of problems are buried in

those holes. Except you gotta do it

right. I mean, you gotta have the

hole already dug before you show up

with a package in the trunk.

Otherwise you're talkin' about a

half-hour or forty-five minutes of

diggin'. And who knows who's gonna

be comin' along in that time? Before

you know it, you gotta dig a few

more holes. You could be there all

fuckin' night.

EXT. LAS VEGAS STRIP, 1973 - NIGHT

TITLE IN:
'THE STRIP', 'LAS VEGAS', 'TEN YEARS EARLIER'

ACE is greeted by a casino exec and walked through the

brightly lit entrance to the Tangiers Casino.

ACE (V.O.)

Who could resist? Anywhere else in

the country, I was a bookie, a

gambler, always lookin' over my

shoulder, hassled by cops, day and

night. But here, I'm 'Mr Sam

Rothstein'. I'm not only legitimate,

but running a casino. And that's

like selling dreams for cash.

INT. TANGIERS CASINO - NIGHT

We see ACE enter alone. He is greeted by BILLY SHERBERT.

They are joined by top executives RICHIE and RONNIE in suits

and ties. They walk through the casino, past crowded and

noisy craps tables, spinning roulette wheels, blackjack

tables, poker-faced players at poker tables, and elegant,

cordoned-off, black-tie, baccarat tables.

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Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi (born February 22, 1933) is an American producer, author and screenwriter. more…

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