• Publication date: February 18, 2010

Snake Eyes Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes focuses on a shady Atlantic City police detective, Rick Santoro, who ...

Snake Eyes focuses on a shady Atlantic City police detective, Rick Santoro, who is pretty happy with life. He has a wife and a mistress, gets his regular rake-offs, and walks easily through town. Santoro has one dream: to become so well connected that he can become a mayor but while he waits for that, he settles for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Secretary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend, who was overseeing protection of the secretary. Rick believes there is a conspiracy behind the assassination of the Secretary of Defense and is assigned as the investigating officer on the case. He soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy is shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. It turns out everyone that was at the boxing match that night is connected to the plot, and the one woman who knows everything must run from those behind the murder. Julia Costello also knows of the conspiracy, and seeks protection from Rick. Little does Rick know that his friend and navy commander Kevin Dunne is in on the plot and working against him. The movie won Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the Favorite Actor (Nicolas Cage) and was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the Favorite Supporting Actor (Gary Sinise) and Favorite Supporting Actress (Carla Gugino) in 1999. The film, which cost an estimated $73 million to produce, only returned $55 million, and began De Palma's slide in commercial bankability. The film was also panned by most critics. This movie is rated R.