on the ignition.
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
J.S. Bach - 'St Matthew Passion'.
into the flames of damnation.
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Before I ever ran a casino or got
hell of a handicapper, I can tell
you that. I was so good, that whenever
every bookmaker in the country. I'm
serious. I had it down so cold that
Las Vegas to run, the Tangiers...
and wine like the gods of Olympus.
...by the only kind of guys that can
actually get you that kind of money:
sixty-two million, seven-hundred
thousand dollars. I don't know all
Matter of fact...
SANTORO, his brother, and FRANK MARINO, his right-hand man.
...nobody knew all the details, but
it should'a been perfect. I mean, he
had me, Nicky Santoro, his best
friend, watching his ass...
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...and he had Ginger, the woman he
loved, on his arm. But in the end...
...we fucked it all up. It should'a
been so sweet, too. But it turned
out to be the last time that street
guys like us were ever given anything
that fuckin' valuable again.
millions of suckers flew in every
year on their own nickel, and left
at night, you couldn't see the desert
that surrounds Las Vegas...
EXT. DESERT - DAWN
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.