To secure their piece of Mafia-controlled Las Vegas, the Kansas City mob recruits genius gambler Ace Rothstein to be manager of the Tangiers. He runs a smooth operation and rakes in the money, living up to his nickname "The Golden Jew." But his downfall is his old friend Nicky Santorowho draws unnwanted attention to the mob by shaking down the localsand his hustler wife Ginger.
Production company: Universal Pictures
Cast: Robert De Niro (Sam "Ace" Rothstein) , Joe Pesci (Nicky Santoro), Sharon Stone (Ginger McKenna), Kevin Pollak (Philip Green), Don Rickles (Billy Sherbert), Dick Smothers (Senator), Frank Vincent (Frank Marino), James Woods (Lester Diamond), Alan King (Andy Stone), L.Q. Jones (Pat Webb), John Bloom (Don Ward), Pasquale Cajano (Remo Gaggi), Melissa Prophet (Jennifer Santoro), Bill Allison (John Nance), Vinny Vella (Artie Piscano), Oscar Goldman (Himself), Catherine Scorsese (Piscano's Mother), Philip Suriano (Dominick Santoro), Frankie Avalon (Himself), Steve Allen (Himself), Jayne Meadows (Herself), Jerry Vale (Himself)