“Casino” quotes

(1995)
Movie Casino
Martin Scorsese directed this movie in 1995
Title Casino
Year 1995
Director Martin Scorsese
Genre Drama, Crime, Biography
Plot – Sam "Ace" Rothstein has moved too quickly in the ranks of the Mafia because of his incredible intuition. In 1973 he’s at the head of four casinos in Las Vegas, completely legal if it wasn’t for the part of income that regularly goes into the "godfathers" pockets, not talking about the fact that Ace doesn't have the license for the activity. Business is going very well and Sam now rules an empire, but he makes two mistakes. First, he decide to marry Ginger, a beautiful unscrupulous player addicted to alcohol, drugs and in love with another man. Secondly, he allows his old friend Nicky, an hysterical killer, to operate in the casino. The dangerous triangle brings to self-destruction.
All actors – Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak, L.Q. Jones, Dick Smothers, Frank Vincent, John Bloom, Pasquale Cajano, Melissa Prophet, Bill Allison, Vinny Vella, Philip Suriano, Erika von Tagen, Frankie Avalon, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Jerry Vale, Joseph Rigano, Catherine Scorsese, Oscar Goodman, Gene Ruffini, Dominick Grieco, Richard Amalfitano, Richard F. Strafella, Casper Molee, David Leavitt, Peter Conti, Cathy Scorsese, Steve Vignari, Rick Crachy, Larry E. Nadler, Paul Herman, Salvatore Petrillo, Joey DePinto, Heidi Keller, Millicent Sheridan, Nobu Matsuhisa, Toru Nagai, Charlene Hunter, Dom Angelo, Joe Molinaro, Ali Pirouzkar, Frankie J. Allison, Jeff Scott Anderson, Jennifer M. Abbott, Frank Washko Jr., Christian A. Azzinaro, Robert C. Tetzlaff, Anthony Russell, Carol Wilson, Joe Lacoco, John Manca, Ronald Maccone, Buck Stephens, Joseph P. Reidy, Joe La Due, Fred Smith, Sonny D'Angelo, Greg Anderson, Stuart Nisbet, Tommy DeVito, Frank Adonis, Joseph Bono, Craig Vincent, Daniel P. Conte, Paul Dottore, Richard T. Smith, David Rose, Jonathan Kraft, Michael McKensie Pratt, Patti James, Ruth Gillis, Carol Cardwell, Dean Casper, Nan Brennan, Karyn Amalfitano, C.C. Carr, David Varriale, Darla House, Carol Krolick, Frank Regich, Herb Schwartz, Max Raven, Clem Caserta, Jed Mills, Janet Denti, Cameron Milzer, Leain Vashon, Jim Morgan Williams, Brian Le Baron, Mortiki Yerushalmi, Mufid M. Khoury, Khosrow Abrishami, Richard Riehle, Mike Maines, Bobby Hitt, Shellee Renee, Alfred Nittoli, Carl Ciarfalio, Jack Orend, Linda Perri, Ffolliott Le Coque, J. Charles Thompson, Michael Paskevich, Mike Weatherford, Eric Randall, Gwen Castaldi, Brian Reddy, Roy Conrad, Mike Bradley, Dave Courvoisier, George Comando, Andy Jarrell, Robert B. Sidell, Tyde Kierney, Paige Novodor, Claudia Haro, Sasha Semenoff, Gil Dova, George W. Allf, Madeline Parquette, Nick Mazzola, Jed L. Hansen, Gino Bertin, Mitch Kolpan, Csaba Maczala, Peter Sugden, Rudy Guerrero, Randy Sutton, Jeff Corbin, Sly Smith, Joe Anastasi, F. Marcus Casper, Jeffery Azzinaro, Richard Wagner, Carrie Cipollini, Loren Stevens, Gary C. Rainey, David Arcerio, Haven Earle Haley, Sam Wilson, Michael Toney, , Jeff Burbank, Phillip V. Caruso, Earl Chaney, Frank Cullotta, Billy Gilbride, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Andrea Kelly, Walter Ludwig, Bobbie Paulson, Bob Pepper, Steve Schirripa, Charles Scorsese, Constance Tillotson, Dick Warlock
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  • “Now you're insulting my intelligence; what you think I am, a fuckin' idiot? You know goddamn well that someone had to get into those machines and set those fuckin' reels. The probability of one four-reel machine is a million and a half to one; the probability of three machines in a row; it's in the billions! It cannot happen, would not happen,...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “It should have been perfect. I mean he had me, Nicky Santoro, his best friend watching his ass. And he had Ginger, the woman he loved on his arm. But in the end, we fucked it all up. It should have been so sweet, too. But it turned out to be the last time that street guys like us were ever given anything that fuckin' valuable again.”

    Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
  • “No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “It just didn't sink into his head what the Black Book is and what it meant, being banned from every casino is just one thing but being in this book gets you into the brains of every cop and FBI agent in the state, I mean you're listed in there with Al Capone, but Nicky didn't care.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “The little guy. He wouldn't be fucking the Jew's wife, would he?”

    Pasquale Cajano - Remo Gaggi
    [Tag:cheating, wife]
  • “After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds. But in the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it. You understand?”

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    [Tag:doing]
  • - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: Three fuckin' jackpots in 20 minutes? Why didn't you pull the machines? Why didn't you call me?
    - Don Ward: Well, it happened so quick, 3 guys won; I didn't have a chance...
    - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: You didn't see the scam? You didn't see what was going on?
    - Don Ward: Well, there's no way to determine that...
    - Sam "Ace"... (continue)
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    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    John Bloom - Don Ward
  • - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: From now on, I want you to put an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin... an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin.
    - Baker: Do you know how long that's going to take?
    - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: I don't care how long it takes. Put an equal amount in each muffin.

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    Jack Orend - Baker
    [Tag:cooking, job, request]
  • “This is the end result of all the bright lights, and the comp trips, and all the champagne, and free hotel suites, and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    [Tag:money, results]
  • “Before I ever ran a casino or got myself blown up, Ace Rothstein was a hell of a 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'm serious. I had it down so cold that I was given paradise on earth. I was given one of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas to run: The Tangiers...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    [Tag:gambling, money]
  • “Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    [Tag:gambling, money]
  • “If a guy fucking tripped over a banana peel, they'd bring me in for it.”

    Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
    [Tag:persecution]
  • - Senator: You were wandering around. You were in the... you were in the building.
    - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: I was in the building? You know damn well I was at that dinner, and you swore to me I would have a fair hearing. Did you not? Did you not? Well, tell me I was at least at the dinner. Allow me that much. Give me that much at least!
    - Senator:... (continue)
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    Dick Smothers - Senator
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    [Tag:lies, trust]
  • - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: You know, I don't know if I could do this even if I wanted to. The Gaming Commission would never give me a license. I have at least two dozen gambling and bookmaking pinches on me.
    - Andy Stone: You don't have to have a license to work in a casino. All you gotta do is apply for one. The state law says you can work in a... (continue)
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    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    Alan King - Andy Stone
  • “There's three ways to do things, the right way, the wrong way and the way that I do it.”
    Robert De Niro
     
  • “In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • “- Vinny Forlano: He won't talk. Stone is a good kid. Stand-up guy, just like his old man. That's the way I see it.
    - Vincent Borelli: I agree. He's solid. A fuckin' Marine.
    - Americo Capelli: He's okay. He always was. Remo, what do you think?
    - Remo Gaggi: Look... why take a chance? At least, that's the way I feel about it.”

    Gene Ruffini - Vinny Forlano
    Joseph Rigano - Vincent Borelli
    Dominick Grieco - Americo Capelli
    Pasquale Cajano - Remo Gaggi
    [Tag:chance, trust]
  • “I think in all fairness, I should explain to you exactly what it is that I do. For instance tomorrow morning I'll get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and... walk in and see and, uh... if you don't have my money for me, I'll... crack your fuckin' head wide-open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time that...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
    [Tag:money, threat]
  • “The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's collegemoney on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: I'm firing you. No, I'm not firing, I'm firing you, ya...
    - Don Ward: You might regret this, Mr. Rothstein.
    - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: I'll regret it even more if I keep you on.
    - Don Ward: This is not the way to treat people.
    - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: Listen, if you didn't know you were being scammed you're too fuckin' dumb to... (continue)
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    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    John Bloom - Don Ward
  • “This guy could fuck up a cup of coffee.”

    Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
    [Tag:inability]
  • “When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had.”
    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    [Tag:love, trust]
  • - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: So you're a righty?
    - Signaller: Yeah.
    - Sam "Ace" Rothstein: Now you're gonna have to learn with your left hand.

    Robert De Niro - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
    Joe La Due - Signaller
    [Tag:punishment]
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