Ace Rothstein was inspired by Frank Rosenthal. Frank Rosenthal ran four casinos and he was a casino mogul. He was considered the biggest sports handicapper of all time. The casino of Sam Rothstein’s the Tangiers was a real casino and it was based on Stardust. Stardust is not clearly stated in the film and the song is played three times in a movie.

Frank Rosenthal, the actual Sam Rothstein star in a television show named the Frank Rosenthal Show. It was taped at a casino and it featured many guest stars such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Rosenthal did not judge a show and he in fact, hated that the character of Robert De Niro juggled in casinos as he thought that it makes him look like a fool.

The mob helped Roy and Seigfried to stardom

The lion performers hired by Sam Rothstein for the Tangiers were not just props but they were based on Las Vegas performers Roy and Siegfried. At the time when their contract expired, where a show was staged it took them to the limelight. The torture scene wherein Nicky Santaro interrogates Tony Dogs was based on the demise of Billy McCarthy, a Chicago mobster

Security crushing the cheater

As per Frank Rosenthal, this happened, however, not under the situations portrayed in the movie. Two men who were signally electronically each other form a part of a bigger group, which was scamming all casinos for an extended time period. These actions were considered the message to groups for avoiding others to come back for doing the same.

Ace Rothstein

Ace Rothstein is a criminal and he was working for all wrong people. He had no problem to kill people and he is arrogant at times and you will want to observe him succeed. Rothstein is a good person and he has got into situations that he cannot control and viewers want to see him overcome his obstacles. You can see hope when Ace falls in love and starts a new family with Ginger. However, their relationship fizzles out quickly and Ace changes to a control freak.

The movie

At the beginning of a movie, the car shall explode and you will see Ace Rothstein flying in the air. This will take you back to time to those events that may lead him to death. The movie’s first half is narrated by Ace and the main characters explain the role of mobsters in a Las Vegas casino where poker was played.

The character represents Frank Rosenthal. The lives of the other characters in a movie are inspired by real-life mobsters and these had added originality to a movie. These characters mainly ran on the streets of Las Vegas. You shall have a better idea when you see violence due to mafia and the way murders were quickly and quietly executed. The suitcase was full of money and this will help you to understand how a movie was executed.

My name is Panos Kotzathanasis and I am Greek. Being a fan of Asian cinema and especially of Chinese kung fu and Japanese samurai movies since I was a little kid, I cultivated that love during my adolescence, to extend to the whole of SE Asia. Starting from my own blog in Greek, I then moved on to write for some of the major publications in Greece, and in a number of websites dealing with (Asian) cinema, such as Taste of Cinema, Hancinema, EasternKicks, Chinese Policy Institute, and of course, Asian Movie Pulse. in which I still continue to contribute. In the beginning of 2017, I launched my own website, Asian Film Vault, which I merged in 2018 with Asian Movie Pulse, creating the most complete website about the Asian movie industry, as it deals with almost every country from East and South Asia, and definitely all genres. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.