R | | Crime, Drama
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Fat Moe's 1968 bar was based on an actual location where Sergio Leone met Harry Grey; this bar, which was Grey's recommendation, was situated near New York's New Calvary Cemetery, just off Greenpoint Avenue, and was, as Leone described, "dark and sordid with people ... ...
Where is he? Where's he hiding?
Eve: I don't know... I've been looking for him since yesterday.
Beefy: I'm gonna ask you for the last time: Where is he?
Eve: I don't know... What are you gonna do to him?
Beefy: Stay here in case that rat shows up...
Noodles watches a 1967 telecast concerning the investigation revolving around Chairman Bailey (on a decidedly European-looking television set). Twice during the telecast, we see a cameraman with a portable video camera and an assistant with a portable videotape recorder. The very first Electronic News Gathering (ENG) equipment wasn't available in the US until at least 1971.
Joey Faye is credited as the "adorable old man."
English, Italian, French
$2,412,014 (USA) (3 June 1984)
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