The Neon Empire


2h 1989

Brief Synopsis

A two-part television movie/miniseries loosely based on the real-life figures who in the early 1940s transformed Las Vegas from a small, roughly hewn western town into a sophisticated center of gambling, entertainment, and luxurious excess. New York gangster Junior Moloff and Vegas bar owner/cowboy

Film Details

Also Known As
Neon Empire
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
Florence, Arizona, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Casa Grande, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A two-part television movie/miniseries loosely based on the real-life figures who in the early 1940s transformed Las Vegas from a small, roughly hewn western town into a sophisticated center of gambling, entertainment, and luxurious excess. New York gangster Junior Moloff and Vegas bar owner/cowboy Frank Weston begin a smouldering race war within the still segregated town of Las Vegas. Both sides struggle for control of valuable real estate holdings in a feud that is complicated by the attraction of Weston's lover, Miranda, to Junior's protege Vic Rothman. Rival mobster Vito Carnesecca tracks down and murders Junior and Vic's wife and young son. Vic and Weston become allies and together they kill Vito. Weston heads off to a similarly obscure little town called Lake Tahoe to start up business again, while Vic stays to launch the modern era in Las Vegas.

Crew

Tim Abbatoye

Driver

Mary Ann Ahern

Costumes

Richard Albain

Special Effects Coordinator

Edward Anhalt

From Story

Allan Apone

Makeup

Anthony Bashford

On-Set Dresser

Ben Beaird

Key Grip

Gary Beaird

Grip

Richard Beggs

Sound

Marsha Blackburn

Photography

William Blanchard

On-Set Dresser

Bob Bright

Driver

Don Brown

Caterer

Steve Butensky

Production Assistant

Bodie Chandler

Music Supervisor

Peter R Chittell

Driver

Karen Cohen

Production Accountant

David Cooper

Driver

Amber Danielson

Accounting Assistant

Matt Danielson

Production Accountant

Romy David

Production Coordinator

Lisa Dealva

Props

Helen Dersjant

Set Decorator

Chris Duskin

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Edwards

Electrician

Clifford Eide

Swing Gang

Dale Elliott

Production Assistant

Tina Fallani

Adr Editor

Gary Farr

Photography

Julie Fehl

Makeup Assistant

Suzanne Fleming-bashford

Makeup Assistant

Steven Frank

Hair Assistant

Chuck Fries

Executive Producer

Betsy Fuhr

Accounting Assistant

Meg Goodwin

Set Costumer

Scott Grinham

Electrician

Don Guidice

Editing

Brian Hamill

Photography

Pete Hamill

Screenplay

Pete Hamill

From Story

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

John Hastings

Craft Service

Susan Heick

Editor

Bob Hendrix

Transportation Coordinator

Vivian Hengsteler

Negative Cutting

Gerald Hirschfeld

Director Of Photography

Marc Hirschfeld

Assistant Camera Operator

Marc Hirschfeld

Photography

George Hock

Dolly Grip

Andrew Holt

From Story

Bill Hunt

Dolly Grip

John Isabeau

Assistant Director

Jon Johnson

Sound Effects

Ken S Johnson

Music Editor

Kenneth Kaufman

Caterer

John A Keim

Swing Gang

Gary E Kincaid

Driver

Brian Kirk

Set Costumer

Christopher B Lawrence

Assistant

Jo Leachman-mcillece

Post-Production Coordinator

Kojo Lewis

Technical Advisor

Kojo Lewis

Location Manager

Steve Livingston

Music Editor

Jeff Lopez

Grip

Rick Macdonald

Production Assistant

Pamela Madieros

Production Assistant

William Mamches

Electrician

Melanie Mander

Script Supervisor

Nino Mattiaccio

Production Assistant

Richard Maynard

Producer

Ron Mcleish

Gaffer

Roy Mcleish

Electrician

Scott Middleton

Swing Gang

Joel Misetich

Other

Ike Mizen

Driver

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

William A. Morrison

Assistant Director

Derek Nava

Production Assistant

Jill Ohanneson

Costume Supervisor

Johnny Oliver

Music

William P. Owens

Unit Production Manager

Gregory Paruas

Swing Gang

Tally Paulos

Adr Supervisor

Louise Peerce

Assistant

Susan Peerce

Assistant

Nancy Perkins

Casting Associate

Wilhelm Pfau

Props Assistant

Bob Pickering

Best Boy

Danny Plante

Dolly Grip

Bill Randall

Sound Mixer

William Ratcliffe

Swing Gang

Larry Robinson

Adr Editor

Harvey Rothman

Consultant

Gary Rydstrom

Sound

Tim Salmon

Boom Operator

Lalo Schifrin

Music

Jack Shapazian

Swing Gang

Marcia Shoenman

Casting Associate

Robert Shoup

Sound Editor

Jason Sica

Hair

Jerome M. Siegel

Assistant Director

Brad Siniard

Other

Tim Slatter

Production Assistant

Norm Spake

Driver

Michele Starbuck

Set Decorator

Joan Stevenson

Production Associate

Walter Stewart

Gaffer

Becca Korby Sullivan

Casting

Gary Summers

Sound

Frank Taylor

Construction Coordinator

Pat Teel

Production Assistant

Robert Turturice

Costume Designer

Terry Van Wormer

Props Assistant

Tim Van Wormer

On-Set Dresser

Richard T Vanik

Camera Operator

Richard Vitagliano

Technical Advisor

Richard Vitagliano

Location Manager

Norman Walker

Production Assistant

Bernie White

Costumes

John Whittle

Assistant Director

Glenn Wilder

Stunt Coordinator

Scott Wilder

Stunt Coordinator

Eddie Wirth

Transportation Captain

James Woodson

Apprentice

Peter Wooley

Production Designer

Bob Wyman

Editor

Michael Yeaman

Swing Gang

Film Details

Also Known As
Neon Empire
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
Florence, Arizona, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Casa Grande, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States December 3, 1989

Aired in United States December 4, 1989

A two-hour video version was released in the USA March 7, 1990.

Offered in foreign theatrical and worldwide video markets.

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