Scene from Casino () I do not own the video or any rights to the video. Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone. Despite a lot of competition, Casino may well be the most viciously violent Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) has spent the movie terrorizing anyone who that Nicky is forced to watch his brother bludgeoned to near- death), and. Joe Pesci's death in Casino saw the small-statured tough guy witness his brother savagely beaten with baseball bats and buried alive before. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. You are commenting using your WordPress. The movie puts Pesci in Las Vegas, where he wreaks havoc as mob enforcer Nicky Santoro. But when the moments of bloodshed come, they make one hell of an impression. You can subscribe via RSS 2. Tuesday, February 9, , 1: CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK. His angst is on full display at a restaurant where he sees his brother's wife out with some guys. Available only on Chrome and Firefox browsers Opt-In Now. We hear a lot during Casino about the holes in the desert, and eventually Nicky and his brother Dominic end up in one together. The image of Nicky and his brother being beaten with bats and then buried alive still disturbs today. Believing he would be made himself, Pesci's character goes to a home with a couple men who unceremoniously whack him. As a crook named Harry in the original, Pesci takes a blowtorch to the scalp and a paint can to the face between varied slips and falls. When a stranger gets into it with Robert De Niro's character in "Casino," Nicky picks up the pen that started the confrontation and abruptly ends it. First, the kid unintentionally disrespects Tommy by ignoring his drink order, an act that is repaid with a bullet in the foot. There are harder impacts and higher falls, plus another ill-fated run-in with a blowtorch — except this time an explosion follows as he dunks his head in a toilet filled with flammable liquid.