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Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas

Year Released: 1995

Staring: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands

Director: Mike Figgis


Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

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"_**Cage terminally drunk in Las Vegas with Elisabeth Shue and lots of jazz/blues**_ An alcoholic in Los Angeles (Nicolas Cage) cashes out of the film industry and moves to Las Vegas to apparently drink himself to death. He meets a prostitute (Elisabeth Shue) with whom he has a welcome affinity and they develop a relationship of radical acceptance. "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) is one of those downbeat realistic dramas about lost souls in hopeless dissolution. It’s well-done for what it is and"

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