Best Actor Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage and Best Actress Nominee Elisabeth Shue set the screen ablaze in this profoundly moving love story. Nominated for two additional Academy Awards® - Best Director and Best Screenplay - this emotionally charged powerhouse of a film graced over 100 "10 Best Lists," including Roger Ebert's Number one Movie of the Year. Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a career alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Trashing all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera (Shue), a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. In the words of David Thompson of 'Los Angeles Magazine', 'Leaving Las Vegas' is "a masterpiece".

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

R

Romance/Drama · 1h 51m · 2/9/1996

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Best Actor Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage and Best Actress Nominee Elisabeth Shue set the screen ablaze in this profoundly moving love story. Nominated for two additional Academy Awards® - Best Director and Best Screenplay - this emotionally charged powerhouse of a film graced over 100 "10 Best Lists," including Roger Ebert's Number one Movie of the Year. Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a career alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Trashing all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera (Shue), a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. In the words of David Thompson of 'Los Angeles Magazine', 'Leaving Las Vegas' is "a masterpiece".

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Russian

Country

United States

Production Companies

Lumiere Pictures, A Lila Cazès Production, Initial Productions

Budget

$3,600,000

Revenue

$32,029,928
Cast
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Nicolas Cage

Ben Sanderson
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Elisabeth Shue

Sera
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Julian Sands

Yuri
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Richard Lewis

Peter
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Steven Weber

Marc Nussbaum
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Kim Adams

Sheila
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Emily Procter

Debbie
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Stuart Regen

Man at Bar
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Valeria Golino

Terri
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Graham Beckel

L.A. Bartender
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Albert Henderson

Man at Strip Bar (as Al Henderson)
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Shashi Bhatia

Hispanic Prostitute
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Carey Lowell

Bank Teller
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Anne Lange

Business Colleague
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Thomas Kopache

Mr. Simpson
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Vincent Ward

Businessman #1
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Lucinda Jenney

Weird Woman
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French Stewart

Businessman #2
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Ed Lauter

Mobster #3
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Waldemar Kalinowski

Mobster #2
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Mike Figgis

Mobster #1
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David Kriegel

Hotel Manager
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Bill Thompson

Midwestern Man at Poolside
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Marek Stabrowski

Pawn Shop Owner
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R. Lee Ermey

Conventioneer
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Mariska Hargitay

Hooker at Bar
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Danny Huston

Bartender #2
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Laurie Metcalf

Landlady
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David Brisbin

Landlord
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Shawnee Smith

Biker Girl
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Paul Quinn

Biker Guy
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Julian Lennon

Bartender #3 in Biker Bar
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Tracy Thorne

Waitress at Mall
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Bob Rafelson

Man at Mall
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Susan Barnes

Desk Clerk
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Marc Coppola

Dealer
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Michael A. Goorjian

College Boy #1 (as Michael Goorjian)
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Jeremy Jordan

College Boy #2
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Davidlee Willson

College Boy #3
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Xander Berkeley

Cynical Cabbie
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Sergio Premoli

Stetson Man at Casino
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Gordon Michaels

Security Guard
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Lou Rawls

Concerned Cabbie
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Camille King

Bank Manager (uncredited)
Crew
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Mike Figgis

Director
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John O'Brien

Writer
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Mike Figgis

Writer
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Lila Cazès

Producer
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Annie Stewart

Producer
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Mike Figgis

Music
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Declan Quinn

Cinematograpy
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John Smith

Editor
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Disc Releases
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Leaving Las Vegas

(Blu-ray)

2/1/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Leaving Las Vegas

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/24/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Leaving Las Vegas

(DVD)

2/24/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Leaving Las Vegas

(DVD)

9/27/2011

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