"Bugsy" ( eng. Bugsy ) - gangster biopic directed by Barry Levinson , released on screens in December 1991. Starring roles played by Warren Beatty and Annette Bening . The tape won two Oscars for the best work of the production designer and the best costume design, as well as a number of nominations, including the best film of the year.
|Producer||Mark Johnson |
|In the main|
|Warren beatty |
|Film company||Baltimore pictures |
|Budget||$ 30 million|
|Fees||$ 49.1 million (in the USA)|
Gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel ( Warren Beatty ) from New York goes to California, there suddenly falls in love with Virginia Hill ( Annette Bening ) and buys a house. During a trip to Nevada, he suddenly had an idea: a casino in the desert. He enlists the help of gangster Mickey Cohen ( Harvey Keitel ), after which the boss of the Kosher Mafia, the New York gangster Meir Lansky ( Ben Kingsley ), along with others, approves of a million dollar case.
Bugsy instructs Virginia to keep accounts and enthusiastically takes up building a casino in Las Vegas, but since he is not able to keep track of finances, the budget will soon grow to six million. Meir Lansky, dissatisfied with the cost, makes Bugsy a date in Los Angeles . Bugsy learns that Virginia stole money, but tells her to keep it to herself and not return it, and Meiru Lansky calls and says that she will thank him someday.
That same night, Bugsy was killed in his own house, presumably by people hired by Lansky. Virginia finds out about this in Las Vegas and runs out of the casino in frustration. The final text before the subtitles reports that a week later she returned the money. It is also reported that 6 million invested by Bugsy, by 1991 (when the film was released) brought 100 billion in profits. Virginia Hill did commit suicide almost 19 years after the events described. On March 24, 1966, Hill was found dead in Salzburg. She died at the age of 49, taking a large dose of sleeping pills.
As for the money, she appeared before the Kefover committee in 1951 on charges of tax evasion. Virginia was able to hide in Europe from the authorities of America with her new husband Hans Hauser, a ski instructor. But very soon they broke up. Virginia gave the money to the Mafia, and soon spent her personal fortune. She had to move to Austria and live on the salary of her son, who worked as a waiter.
- Warren Beatty - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
- Annette Bening - Virginia Hill
- Harvey Keitel - Mickey Cohen
- Ben Kingsley - Meer Lansky
- Elliott Gould - Harry Greenberg
- Joe Mantegna - George Raft
- Richard Sarafyan - Jack Dragna
- Bibi Neuwirth - Countess di Frasso
- Wendy Phillips - Esta Siegel
- Lewis Van Bergen - Joe Adonis
- Joe Baker - Lawrence Tibbett
- Bill Graham - Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Awards and nominations
- 1991 - Award of the National Council of Film Critics of the United States for the best male role (Warren Beatty), as well as getting into the top ten films of the year.
- 1992 - participation in the competition program of the Berlin Film Festival .
- 1992 - two Oscars for the best work of the artist (Dennis Gessner, Nancy Height) and for the best costume design ( Albert Wolski ), as well as 8 nominations: Best Film of the Year (Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Warren Beattie), Best Direction ( Barry Levinson), best original script (James Toback), best male role (Warren Beatty), best male supporting role (Ben Kingsley and Harvey Keitel), best cinematography (Allen Davio), best original music (Ennio Morricone).
- 1992 - Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Film, as well as 7 nominations: Best Direction (Barry Levinson), Best Screenplay (James Toback), Best Actor in a Drama Film (Warren Beatty), Best Female Actor in a Drama Film ( Annette Bening), best male supporting role (Ben Kingsley and Harvey Keitel), best original music (Ennio Morricone).
- 1992 - Award of the American Society of Cameramen for Best Cinematography in Film (Allen Davio).
- 1992 - nomination for the United States Directors Guild Award for Best Direction of the Feature Film (Barry Levinson).
- 1992 - nomination for the Writers Guild of USA Award for Best Original Screenplay (James Toback).
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