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.
Police Chief Vincent Aiello was a Captain in an early draft.
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...
During the Famous scene where the young boys are crossing the street with the Manhattan bridge in the background, the building on the right has a visible window air conditioner, something that was not available until 1932.
Joey Faye is credited as the "adorable old man."
A network television version of three hours (without commercials) was briefly available in the early-to-mid-1990s, which retained the film's non-chronological order but still left out several key scenes. This version has recently turned up in viewings of the film for the AMC TV channel.
English, Italian, French
$2,412,014 (USA) (3 June 1984)
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