Hans Gruber
Alan Rickman as "Hans Gruber" in Die Hard (1988):
I'm going to count to three, there will not be a four. Give me the code.
Casino (1995)
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Casino - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: No one stays at the top forever.
Genres: Biography | Crime | Drama | Gangster
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Released: 14 November 1995 (New York City, New York - premiere)
Length: 178 min
Rating: 9 out of 10 9 /10
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  • Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci at the top of their game, making another bad arse gangster film completing the trilogy to go with Mean Streets and Goodfellas.

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.

Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
[voice-over] Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle.
Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
[voice-over] In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all.
Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
[first lines][voice-over] 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 had.

[Ace's car explodes]

Nicky Santoro
Tony Dogs
Listen to me Anthony. I got your head in a fuckin' vise. I'll squash your head like a fuckin' grapefruit if you don't give me a name. Don't make me have to do this, please. Don't make me be a bad guy, come on.Fuck you.This motherfucker, you believe this? Two fucking days and nights! Fuck me? *Fuck me?* You motherfucker!

[turning the crank]

Fuck my mother? That's what you fucking tell me? You motherfucker you!
Nicky Santoro
[voice-over] A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes. But you gotta do it right. I mean, you gotta have the hole already dug before you show up with a package in the trunk. Otherwise, you're talking about a half-hour to forty-five minutes worth of digging. And who knows who's gonna come along in that time? Pretty soon, you gotta dig a few more holes. You could be there all fuckin' night.
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