The rise and fall of the mafia's gambling empire.
Production Year: 1995
June 23, 2016 00:30 (KSA) ~ June 22, 2016 23:30 (CLT)
Robert De Niro portrays Sam Rothstein, a master sports handicapper who is well regarded by members of Chicago's mafia. With his knack for numbers, the mob appoints him to manage a newly opened casino in Las Vegas -- and cook the books appropriately.
Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is a childhood friend of Sam's, who also happens to be one of the mob's top enforcers. He relocates to Vegas alongside Rothstein, sent to ensure that no employees or fellow mobsters pocket extra cash. As Nicky becomes brasher in his dealings the government takes notice, and soon targets the initially low-key operation.
Casino won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar and two MTV Movie Awards. The picture was a commercial success, garnering $116 million internationally -- more than double its cost of production.
- Robert De Niro
- Sharon Stone
- Joe Pesci