Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
1.85 : 1
Rated R for strong sexuality and language, violence and pervasive alcohol abuse.
Death, Prostitute, Alcoholic, Bar, Fired
Addiction Drama, Romantic Drama, Psychological Drama
Alcoholism, Star-Crossed Lovers, Suicide, Fired or Laid-Off, Prostitutes
Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film directed and written by Mike Figgis, based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O'Brien. Nicolas Cage stars as a suicidal alcoholic who has ended his personal and professional life to drink himself to death in Las Vegas. While there, he forms a relationship with a hardened prostitute, played by Elisabeth Shue, which forms the center of the film. O'Brien committed suicide two weeks after production of the film started. A halt was considered, but work continued as a tribute.