DVD 112 mins IMDB 7.5 (21,426 votes)
Leaving Las Vegas
MGM / UA (1995)
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Drama, Romance
France  /  English

Nicolas Cage Ben Sanderson
Elisabeth Shue Sera
Julian Sands Yuri
Richard Lewis Peter
Valeria Golino Terri
Graham Beckel Bartender
Tracy Thorne Waitress at Mall
Steven Weber Marc Nussbaum
David Brisbin Landlord
French Stewart Businessman
Kim Adams Sheila
Emily Procter Debbie
Stuart Regen Man At Bar
Al Henderson Man at Strip Bar
Shashi Bhatia Hispanic Prostitute
Carey Lowell Bank Teller
Anne Lange Business Colleague
Thomas Kopache Mr. Simpson

Director Mike Figgis
Producer Annie Stewart
Writer John O'Brien; Mike Figgis
Cinematography Declan Quinn
Musician Nicolas Cage; Mike Figgis
User Credit 1 John Smith
User Credit 2 Laura Goldsmith; Vivienne Westwood

Mike Figgis' grim drama documents a romantic triangle of sorts involving prostitute Sera (Elisabeth Shue), failed Hollywood screenwriter Ben (Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage), and the constant flow of booze which he loves more dearly than life itself. Arriving in Las Vegas with the intention of drinking himself to death, Ben meets Sera, and they gradually begin falling for one another. From the outset, however, Ben warns Sera that no matter what, she can never ask him to quit drinking, a condition to which she grudgingly agrees. A darkly comic tragedy, Leaving Las Vegas charts the brief romantic convergence of two desperately needy people who together find a brief flicker of happiness. — Jason Ankeny

Edition Details
Barcode 027616699725
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 2/24/1998
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Scene Selections
Original Theatrical Trailer
Special "Hidden Page" Menu Feature
Trivia And Production Notes
Uncut, Unrated Version Featuring Explicit Footage Not Seen In Theaters
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Strong sexuality and language, violence and pervasive alcohol abuse.
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Trivia: Naomi Campbell had appearances in the film that were edited out before its release. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Ben solicits a prostitute who steals his wedding band. Several scenes later when he is being fired, he is wearing it again. (more)

Quotes: Sera: You go back to your hotel and I'll go back to my glamorous life of being alone. The only thing I have to come home to is a bottle of mouthwash to get the taste of cum out of my mouth. I'm tired of being alone. That's what I'm tired of. (more)

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 25 wins & 17 nominations (more)