Casino executive Frank Lefty Rosenthal (the Ace Rothstein character in Casino, played by Robert Deniro) exited a restaurant on E. Sahara on the evening of October 5, 1982, climbed into his late-model Cadillac, and was nearly blown to bits by a car bomb that had been placed under the vehicle. Rosenthal survived. 24 hours after the explosion, he invited three Las Vegas reporters to his home to talk about the attempt on his life. Among those who spoke with Rosenthal were Ned Day and George Knapp, who had been a reporter with KLAS for a little over a year. This is the report Knapp wrote when he returned from from Rosenthal's posh home on the Las Vegas Country Club.