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.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was offered a part before production. He turned it down because he said he was too busy with other projects.
Walter 'Monk' McGinn:
Is that meself looking as sober as the day I was born?
The movie takes place in 1863. In Congress, the 13th amendment was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865.
Miramax Films and Touchstone Pictures logos are much different and larger than the normal logos and evoke a 1930s black and white style.
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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