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.
By 1980, Sergio Leone spoke of casting Paul Newman as old David "Noodles" Aaronson and Tom Berenger as young David "Noodles" Aaronson; the role of Max going to Dustin Hoffman, William Hurt, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel or John Malkovich; Liza Minnelli would be Deborah, and Brooke Shields as young Deborah; and Claudia Cardinale would be Carol.
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...
When Max and Noodles are on the beach, Noodles' girlfriend lays a newspaper across his face. When the wind blows, you can see duplicate pages, revealing that it's a fake newspaper.
Joey Faye is credited as the "adorable old man."
English, Italian, French
$2,412,014 (USA) (3 June 1984)
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