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.
Bill says to Boss Tweed, "I know your works. You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth." The line is from the Bible (Revelation 3:15-16).
Look at that. What in Christ's name is that? Rhythms of the Dark Continent thrown into the kettle with an Irish shindig. Stir it around a few times, pull it out, it's a fine American mess. A jig doing a jig.
In the closing credits of the film released in December 2002, the Twin Towers can be seen on the horizon in the distance. The Twin Towers were destroyed in the terrorist's attack on September 11, 2001.
Noises from the modern day New York streets play over the second half of the closing credits.
Scorsese's original cut of the film was 216 minutes (3 hours & 36 minutes) long.
English, Irish, Chinese, Latin
$9,100,000 22 December 2002