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Running time
135 min.
United States United States
James Toback (Book: Dean Jennings)
Ennio Morricone
Allen Daviau
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Mulhollands / Baltimore Pictures. Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Drama | Biography. 1940s. Mafia. Film In Film
Synopsis / Plot
When the legendary Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was sent west by Meyer Lansky and Charlie "Lucky" Luciano to seize control of the West Coast rackets, he became fascinated with Hollywood. His disarming charm and unpredictable behavior quickly made him a favorite among movie stars, sports figures, motion picture executives... and a starlet nicknamed "The Flamingo," Virginia Hill. Bugsy was an actor without an on-screen part to play, so his life became his role and his vision became his justification for being -- a vision of a hotel in the desert, a palace, a city: Las Vegas.
1991: 2 Academy Awards: Best Director artistic, Costume Design. 10 Nominations
1991: Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture - Drama. 8 nominations
1991: National Board of Review: Best Actor (Warren Beatty)
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Keitel). 5 Nominations
1991: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1991: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1992: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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