The best part of having a job is complaining about what an ogre the boss is, but few career trajectories cross paths with employers as efficiently ruthless as the silent partners for whom the central mid-management functionary of Casino (1995) works. Mafia elders can be generous with their financial rewards to associates who perform at a high level, but one little mistake and your supervisor is placing a bomb under the front seat of your pastel Caddy coupe or breaking half your bones with aluminum ball bats and burying you out in some cornfield while you’re still half alive and completely conscious. But at least, holding a crucial position in a glamorous field such as the Las Vegas gaming industry, you have attracted a loyal and resourceful woman to stick by your side through thick and thin. Cripes! The bitch turns out to be a snitch-loving junkie! There’s just no way for a shady gambler to win, not when his every move and motive is being directed by the great chronicler of compromised moralists, Martin Scorsese.