Bugsy Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Bugsy the Movie

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Beatty is Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the 40s gangster who built the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas when it was still a virtual desert, before it became a gambling mecca. Bening is perfect as Bugsy's moll, Virginia Hill, who inspired him to carry out his dream of building the Flamingo (which was her nickname). Beatty and Bening heat up the screen and their off-screen relationship was no different. Fans anticipated their seemingly imminent marriage almost as much as the release of this movie. Almost nothing mars this film which Toback adapted from a novel by Dean Jennings, "We Only Kill Each Other: The Life and Bad Times of Bugsy Siegel."


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Organized Crime, Gambling, Biopics: Cops & Robbers, Period Piece: 1940s, Grand Hotel, Special FX Wizards: Rob Bottin
James Toback
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna, Richard Sarafian, Bebe Neuwirth, Wendy Phillips, Robert Beltran, Bill Graham, Lewis Van Bergen, Debrah Farentino
Allen Daviau
Barry Levinson
Ennio Morricone
Tri-Star Pictures, Warren Beatty, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson


Oscars 1991: Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des.; Golden Globes 1992: Film--Drama; L.A. Film Critics 1991: Director (Levinson), Film, Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 1991: Actor (Beatty).

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