You are a criminal. You are making your living in the Antarctic and it happens to you that you are on a business trip to a "Disneyland-sort-of-sunshine-state". You realise, gosh, awesome. Consequently, you start thinking, how to combine the pleasant with the useful. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, does it. Against all odds, even risking his life, holding on to a spot in the desert, to invest millions of Dollars. Beautiful.
Probably Beattys best performance since Shampoo he is astonishing as Bugsy Siegel a man with a vision and a softness for women. Bening is great here too and Levinson directs with panache and Style. James Tobacks script crackles with great dialogue and the film delivers on every level