Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (C)
"Leaving Las Vegas is a masterpiece."
David Thompson, Los Angeles Magazine.
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 has graced over 100 "10 Best Lists" - including Roger Ebert's #1 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. -- (C) MGM Home Entertainment, 1995, USA.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands.
Directed by Mike Figgis.
Winner of 1 Academy Award: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicolas Cage)
Based on the novel "Leaving Las Vegas," written by John O'Brien.
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