Synopsis: New York gangster Ben Bugsy Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.
Director(s): Barry Levinson
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 38 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
136 min

Are you saying that if you don't

get it you're going to rat on me?

You? Never. I love you, Ben.

I would never rat on you.

You ain't gonna kill me, are you?

I'm going to try very hard

to forget that this ever happened.

- I owe you my life, Ben.

- I'd say that's a fair assessment.

Bend your knees, Harry.

When you jump from the train, bend

your knees to soften the impact.

Okay, Ben. Sure thing.

This has been four of the most

wonderful days I've ever spent.

A lot of it

was in the motion of the train.

He knows you. Are you somebody, too?

I love you, George.

- You look like a million bucks.

- You're looking good yourself.

Well, that's what they pay me for.

Okay, we're moving on here.

You're at the Beverly Hills Hotel,

bungalow five.

I know you said four days,

but I reserved six.

- Jack Dragna's the kingpin here.

- He runs a nice little operation.

Less to worry about. I'll drop you,

then run back to the studio.

- Why don't I go with you?

- If you like.

Hank's my friend. A dame like you

will give him a lot of headaches.

- I'm on to you.

- The blueprints are all drawn.

- New cigarette.

- She's eaten a whole cigarette.

Forget that you've ever seen him.

Here, get what I mean?

Take that money

and buy yourself some manners.

To waste on you?

Two bucks for one beer

and some phoney champagne?

Here's half a buck.

Split it between you.

Two bucks for one beer

and some phoney champagne?

- Here's half a buck.

- You're so cheap you're wholesale.

Don't forget, mister,

I asked you nice.

Rolling, quiet please.

Benny, you want to hit somebody

with a chair?

With this

I can hit home runs all night.

- Take this in case I come back.

- Can't I have a line?

Honey, he's the star.

- That was impressive, Georgie boy.

- I'm a pro.

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James Toback (born November 23, 1944) is an American screenwriter and film director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1991 for Bugsy. He has directed films including The Pick-up Artist, Two Girls and a Guy and Black and White. On October 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that 38 women have accused Toback of sexual harassment or assault. Since the article was published, 357 additional women contacted Los Angeles Times and said that Toback had sexually harassed them. The accounts stretch over a 40-year period. Toback has denied all the allegations. more…

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