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Casino by Martin Scorsese
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31 July 2008

Casino by Martin Scorsese

There's something about watching a Martin Scorsese film that is just magical. Along with Robert De Niro, Scorsese has directed a few films, including Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and The King of Comedy, along with a few others.

In Martin's 1995 instant-classic Casino, an ensemble cast gives a stellar performances and sum up what it was like to be part of the Las Vegas culture when the mob still had influence. Written and directed by Martin Scorsese, Casino stars Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, and Don Rickles.

Somewhat based on a true story, Casino is the story of Sam Rothstein (De Niro), who is one of the best bookmakers from the old days, hand-picked and brought in to Vegas by the mob bosses. He is charged with running the Tangiers Casino. Sam is essentially forced to be a miracle worker.

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