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.
In the early days of the project, Sergio Leone approached John Milius, a big fan of Leone, to work on the film. However, Milnus was working on The Wind and the Lion (1975) and Apocalypse Now (1979)'s script and was not available.
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 Noodles talks to Deborah in the dressing room after her play, every time she raises her voice it reverberates like she'd be talking in a big hall - which is because the small dressing room is a set, presumably with one wall and the ceiling missing, built on a big sound stage.
Joey Faye is credited as the "adorable old man."
When the 'complete' film was released on laser disc in America, it still had to be trimmed slightly from 229 minutes to 227 minutes, to secure an 'R' rating. Cuts were made to the two rape scenes, and some of the violence at the beginning. The final flashback montage of Max and Noodles as children was also eliminated from their final scene.
English, Italian, French
$2,412,014 (USA) (3 June 1984)
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