Snake Eyes [DVD] [1998]

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  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

Synopsis


Snake Eyes
Brian DePalma directed this taut thriller, set in Atlantic City, where a corrupt cop investigates a political assassination. Outside an Atlantic City arena-hotel-casino, a TV news reporter stands in a pre-hurricane storm to report on the heavyweight boxing match about to begin inside. A transition to the stadium interior focuses on Atlantic City homicide Detective Rick Santoro (Nicolas Cage), a father with a wife and son, yet also a dishonest cop who maintains a mistress and cheerfully accepts bribes. DePalma's Steadicam follows Santoro on a fast-paced tour of the stadium as the laughing, yelling detective travels stairs and hallways, talks to a gal with a between-rounds placard, visits the dressing room of champ Lincoln Tyler (Stan Shaw), rides down an escalator to squeeze money from a small-time hood, enters the arena of 14,000 fight fans, talks on his phone with his girlfriend and wife, and sits ringside next to his lifelong buddy, Navy Cmdr. Kevin Dunne (Gary Sinise). Behind Dunne, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Kirkland (Joel Fabiani) is seated alongside billionaire casino owner Gilbert Powell (John Heard). As the fight gets underway, Dunne abandons his position protecting the defense chief to pursue a suspicious redhead. From his ringside vantage point, Santoro has a close view of the champ, curiously conscious despite taking a kayo punch. At that moment, an assassin fires at Kirkland. Santoro immediately concocts a good cover story for his pal (to explain why Dunne left his post protecting Kirkland). Just after the shooting, Dunne kills a Palestinian extremist, the apparent killer, and Santoro orders the stadium doors locked, hoping he can locate other suspects among the fleeing crowd. One such is Julia Costello (Carla Gugino), an injured woman in a blond wig who spoke with Kirkland seconds before the gunfire. After a video replay reveals the champ took a fall, going down to the floor from a punch that never touched him, Santoro becomes more curious and suspicious, comparing witness accounts, and he attempts to locate Julia, convinced she's the key to truth behind the assassination. As it all comes to a head, Santoro peels through successive layers of corruption, ultimately confronting himself in a self-examination of his own values. Filmed at Montreal's old Forum. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Rick Santoro
  • Gary Sinise
    Gary Sinise - Kevin Dunne
  • John Heard
    John Heard - Gilbert Powell
  • Carla Gugino
    Carla Gugino - Julia Costello
  • Stan Shaw
    Stan Shaw - Lincoln Tyler



Customer rating

4.4
88%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    stunning opening camera shots

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    kris24
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    Snake Eyes is pretty entertaining but Nicolas Cage had made better movies. The first scene is very impressive with a camera that is able to follow Cage down stairs and escalators and one camera shot lasts several minutes which is pretty hard to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brian De Palma thriller delivers the goods

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    123654
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    An excellent combination of twisting plot lines, film director Brain De Palma's camerawork and great acting from Nicholas Cage and Gary Sinise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    haas727
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    Good acting, good story. Could be a little less drawn out. Leaves you waiting for the story to unfold. But worth it with a good ending.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks good on blu ray

    Posted
    liveonthesunset85
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    Good blu ray transfer for this 90's Nic Cage film. Picture and Sound are good. No extras except a trailer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie

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    Rick
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    This was a total blind buy for me but it was well worth the price Get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    mcm74
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    Good movie, not great started off strong and kind of fizzled out/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Required De Palma Viewing!

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    Chad
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    For fans of Brian De Palma thrillers - Cage is excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nicholas Cage at his best!

    Posted
    Oxman
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    Always a great actor...scenes are great...superb action!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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