Casino is an Academy Award-nominated 1995 crime drama film.
Sam "Ace" Rothstein is called by the mob to oversee the day-to-day operations at the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas.
Nicky Santoro, an enforcer, is sent by the mob to make sure their money is skimmed off the top, and that the casino and the other mobsters are kept in line. But it turned out to be the last time that street guys like us were ever given anything that fuckin' valuable again.
Sam "Ace" Rothstein: [as narrator] Before I ever ran a casino or got myself blown up, Ace Rothstein was a helluva handicapper, I can tell you that.
I was so good that when I bet, I can change the odds for every bookmaker in the country. I had it down so cold that I was given paradise on earth. Nicky Santoro: [as narrator] Matter of fact, nobody knew all the details. I mean he had me, Nicky Santoro, his best friend, watching his hide.
I was given one of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas to run: the Tangiers, by the only kind of guys that can get you that kind of money.
And he's gonna continue makin' a lot of money for us, so keep a good eye on him.
If you ever get out of line over there again, I'll smash your fuckin' head so hard, you won't be able to get that cowboy hat on. I went way out of my way to be very helpful and courteous to that kid.
What you're sayin' is libelous, and you're in no position to challenge my expertise.
This guy obviously doesn't know who he was talking to. Not being able to go into a casino is just one thing, but being in this book etched your name into the brains of every cop and FBI agent in the state. Sam Rothstein: I think you're way out of line talkin' to me like that. Commissioner Webb: [Chuckles] You have got me there. But, he is my brother-in-law, and I would look on it as a personal favor if you'd think some more on hirin' him back.
Sam Rothstein : It just didn't sink into his head about the Black Book and what it meant. Commissioner Webb: Thanks for seeing a humble public servant, Mr. Either way, I cannot have a man like that workin' here.
and the casinos can be fined as much as $100,000 every time he shows up." [He waves the document] Do you believe this shit? See, uh, maybe you didn't know it, but, uh, Don Ward is a very well-liked man in this town. Now, his family and their money go back many, many years. That means either he was in on it or, forgive me for saying this, he was too dumb to see what was going on. (Phone rings, Ace responds and hangs up a few seconds later) Um...