New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

0

Bugsy

Sunday 9 February, 7:30PM on SBS World Movies (streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand)

M
USA, 1991
Genre: Drama, Crime, Biography
Language: English
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Warren Beatty, Harvey Keitel, Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna
What's it about?
New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel (Beatty) takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill (Bening) detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea. Nominated for ten 1992 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.