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Bugsy The first hour or so of Bugsy, Barry Levinson's biopic, still tingles with smarts and venom. When Warren Beatty's charming, hot...BugsyDrama, Mystery and ThrillerPT134MR The first hour or so of Bugsy, Barry Levinson's biopic, still tingles with smarts and venom. When Warren Beatty's charming, hot...2006-12-08Elliott GouldHarvey KeitelBen KingsleyJoe MantegnaBebe NeuwirthElliott Gould, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna, Bebe NeuwirthTriStar Pictures
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Bugsy

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Elliott Gould, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth; Director: Barry Levinson; Runtime (in minutes): 134; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: TriStar Pictures

The first hour or so of Bugsy, Barry Levinson’s biopic, still tingles with smarts and venom. When Warren Beatty’s charming, hot-tempered mobster tries to woo Annette Bening’s trampy moll on a Hollywood movie set, she blows cigarette smoke his way and dismisses him snappily: ”Why don’t you run outside and jerk yourself a soda?” Alas, as their characters become more sympathetic, the film loses that gum-behind-the-ears tartness.

EXTRAS
Deleted scenes and a doc with Beatty, Levinson, and screenwriter James Toback, who does most of the talking.