Leaving Las Vegas

Lists: Drama, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "Leaving Las Vegas – The sadly beautiful film based on the book of the same name by John O’Brian portrays two lonely people in society. Nicholas Cage won an Oscar for his performance as the alcoholic Ben Sanderson."

Overall Ranking: 721 (Rank from 1995: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill90 - The plot may not go anywhere, but Leaving Las Vegas is a perfectly performed, and well-directed romance that shows two very messed up people, who need each other more than anything but will never change each other and that’s what a beautiful love story is all about.
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Warning Sign80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest60

People Involved

  • Nicolas Cage (Ben Sanderson)
  • Elisabeth Shue (Sera)
  • Julian Sands (Yuri)
  • Richard Lewis (Peter)
  • Steven Weber (Marc Nussbaum)
  • Kim Adams (Sheila)
  • Emily Procter (Debbie)
  • Stuart Regen (Man At Bar)
  • Valeria Golino (Terri)
  • Graham Beckel (L.A. Bartender)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Hooker at bar)
  • Mike Figgis (Director)