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No one stays at the top forever. Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese's riveting look at how blind ambition, white-hot passion and 24-carat greed toppled an empire. Las Vegas in 1973 is the setting for this fact-based story about the Mob's multi-million dollar casino operation - where fortunes and lives were made and lost with a roll of the dice... In an era of over-the-top glitz, Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro), is riding high as front man for the Mob's multi-billion dollar Las Vegas operation. To protect their 'investment', the bosses send in Ace's boyhood pal - hot-headed enforcer Nicky Santoro (Pesci). It's a winning hand: Ace's brain and Nicky's muscle... until sexy wildcard Ginger McKenna (Stone), turns up the heat.
This gripping fact-based tale boasts extraordinary performances, a sizzling soundtrack and a dizzying look beneath the glamorous facade, beyond the closed doors and behind the eyes of the men and women whose fortunes - and lives - were made and lost with the roll of a dice. Sharon Stone's performance so impressed the Academy that they granted her first and only Oscar (thus far) for a magnificent performance as the glamorous hustler, Ginger McKenna.
Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and more: an audio commentary from Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Rita Ryack, Frank Vincent, and Sharon Stone
'Casino - The Story': a fascinating exploration of the script, the book, and how director Martin Scorsese collaborated with writer Nicholas Pileggi to bring the story and characters of Casino to life
'Casino - The Cast & Characters': discover the real people behind the characters
'Casino - The Look': a revealing look at the unique style of the film
'Casino - After The Filming': a retrospective on why Casino has become a classic
'Vegas & The Mob': NBC News takes a look at Las Vegas' rough beginnings
'History Alive - True Crime Authors': the History Channel highlights the career of writer Nicholas Pileggi