R | | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Martin Scorsese and Daniel Day-Lewis' second film together after The Age of Innocence (1993).
Is there anyone in the five points you *haven't* fucked?
Jenny: Yes! *You!*
In movie, the Five Points are Anthony, Orange, and Cross Streets. By the time the events in the movie take place, they had been renamed Worth, Baxter, and Park streets, in an effort to change the area's reputation. Most Five Points residents would have still known and referred to the streets by their original names.
Aside from the altered studio logos, there are no opening credits and title, except for the beginning of the movie saying "Miramax Films Presents". The rest of the credits and the title are at the end of the movie. The title of the film is made up of pieces of type that would have been used in the 19th Century to print newsletters, posters, and flyers like the ones seen throughout the film.
Scorsese's original cut of the film was 216 minutes (3 hours & 36 minutes) long.
English, Irish, Chinese, Latin
$1,049,746 (Japan) (20 December 2002)
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