Leaving Las Vegas
- Original title
Leaving Las Vegas
- Running time
- 112 min.
- United States
Mike Figgis (Novel: John O'Brien)
R. Lee Ermey
Co-production United States-France-United Kingdom; Lila Cazés Productions / Lumiere pictures. Distributed by United Artists
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Alcoholism. Prostitution
- Synopsis / Plot
- Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage), a hard-core alcoholic, drives to Las Vegas after being fired from his film production job and divesting himself of all possessions. He plans to drink himself to death within four weeks. He meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), a prostitute; they fall in love and he moves in with her. Each pledges not to try to change the other's chosen destiny, and they carry on a romance over Ben's last weeks.
: Oscar: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage). 4 Nominations
: Golden Globe: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage). 4 Nominations
: 3 BAFTA Nominations: Best Actor (Cage), Actress (Shue) and Adapted Screenplay
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Best actor (Nicolas Cage). 4 Nominations
: San Sebastián Film Festival: 2 Awards: Best Director, Best Actor (Nicolas Cage)
: National Board of Review: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film, Director & Cinematography. 5 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor (Nicolas Cage). 2 Nominations
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (Cage) & Best Actress (Shue)
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