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.
Though not mentioned in the film, David "Noodles" Aaronson's prison sentence is twelve to thirteen years. This can be worked out when Deborah (upon meeting him at the bar shortly after he is released) says she counted down from 4,566 days until she ... ...
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...
In November, 1968, when Noodles visits the locker in the station and pulls out a wad of US Currency, the top bill is signed by W. Michael Blumenthal, President Carter's Secretary of the Treasury from January 23, 1977, to August 4, 1979.
Joey Faye is credited as the "adorable old man."
English, Italian, French
$2,412,014 (USA) (3 June 1984)
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