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|“||What could I say? I knew if I gave them the wrong answer, I mean, Nicky, Ginger, Ace, all of them could have wound up getting killed. Because there's one thing about these old timers: they don't like any f-cking around with the other guys' wives. It's bad for business. So I lied, even though I knew that by lying to Gaggi, I could wind up getting killed too.||„|
|~ Frankie narrating.|
|“||Tough guys! You and your f-ckin' brother! You f-cking scumbags! No more! No more! You see!? Watch!||„|
|~ Frankie and his men attacking Nicky and Dominick with baseball bats and taunting them when they were ordered by Remo Gaggi to have them assassinated.|
Frank "Frankie" Marino is a major antagonist of the 1995 crime film Casino. He is based off of Frank Cullota, an American mobster for the Chicago Outfit and a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang burglary ring in Las Vegas with friend and mobster Tony Spilotro.
He was portrayed by the late Frank Vincent, who also played Phil Leotardo in The Sopranos, Billy Batts in Goodfellas, Salvatore Leone in the Grand Theft Auto video game series and Jon Gabagoolie in Mr. Pickles.
Frank Marino is a mobster who serves as the right-hand man of Nicky Santoro and helps the latter rule Las Vegas. He was first seen when he and Nicky were hired to protect the latter's best-friend, Ace, and the whole operation. He joins him in ambushing Tony Dogs, Nicky beat up Dogs for two days and two nights with help from Frankie and Dominick, but Dogs never talked. When Nicky puts Dogs' head in a vice to get him to talk, he refused, so Nicky tightened the vice to make his eye pop out, Dogs later admitted the man was Charlie M. Frankie later finishes him off by slitting his throat.
Remo Gaggi tells Marino to tell Nicky to handle things quieter when Nicky threatened Ace's banker and that he needs to calm down and handle things better.
He later gets asked by Gaggi if Marino whether he knows if Nicky's sleeping with Ace's wife, Ginger and he lies and says he hasn't, even narrating that he knew it could get Ace, Ginger, and Nicky killed if he told the truth, even though he's putting his own life in danger. He later gets assigned to kill Ace if he tells Gaggi about the affair.
Later, he and Nicky kick Ginger out of Nicky's restaurant when she was in a fit of rage over being divorced by Ace. Later, when Nicky skips town, the FBI executives search the warrants in his house and the Gold Rush and Frankie, Dominick and the rest of the crew were arrested.
Later, when Ace's car explodes from a bomb hidden under it, Gaggi believes Nicky was responsible for it and decides to have him killed and orders Frankie to have him assassinated. Nicky arranges a meeting with Frankie and the others in the cornfield where he and his brother Dominick meet the other men. Suddenly, Frankie walks up behind Nicky and attacks him with a baseball bat and has him held by the other men and forced to watch while he beats Dominick to a bloody pulp, along with the other men and then strips him and buries him unconscious, and they later do the same to Nicky who was put in the grave with Dominick and Frankie watches as the men bury Nicky and Dominick.