New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

  1. James Toback


  2. Barry Levinson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Warren Beatty

    Warren Beatty

    Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel

  2. Annette Bening

    Annette Bening

    Virginia Hill

  3. Harvey Keitel

    Harvey Keitel

    Mickey Cohen

  4. Ben Kingsley

    Ben Kingsley

    Meyer Lansky

  5. Elliott Gould

    Elliott Gould

    Harry Greenberg

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 10, 1991


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $49,114,016.00

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