Ricky Santoro is a flamboyant and corrupt Atlantic City cop with a dream: become so well connected that he can become mayor. In lieu of that, he’ll settle for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Secretary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend. Becoming the investigating officer in the case, Rick soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy was shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. —IMDb
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers.
Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family. Originally entering university as a physics student, de Palma became attracted to films after seeing such classics as Citizen Kane (1941). Enrolling in Sarah Lawrence College, he found lasting influences from such varied teachers as Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol.
At first, his films comprised of such black-and-white films as Bridge That Gap (1965). He then discovered a young actor whose fame would influence Hollywood forever. In 1968, de Palma made the comedic film Greetings (1968) starring Robert de Niro in his first ever credited film role. The two followed up immediately with the film The Wedding Party (1969) and Hi, Mom… read more
Starts off as a nutso, full-throttle vehicle for both Nicolas Cage's quirks and Brian de Palma's filmic techniques -- and only gets more paranoid, complex, and fucking fun as it goes on. There's shots in "Snake Eyes" that are genuinely miraculous.
I love Brian De Palma and there were a few cinematographic flares, but this film didn't do anything for me. The production design was so bland and there just wasn't anything that exited me about the film in any way. Gary Sinise was a good antagonist but Cage wasn't cast very well. The movie is streaming on Netflix currently and that is the only way I'd suggest watching it. Don't buy it, even on sale.