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.
Elmer Bernstein was originally assigned to provide a musical score. Scorsese ultimately rejected Bernstein's score and decided to take a more anachronistic approach to the music.
Suppose you back an Irish candidate, of my choosin', and I'll deliver all the Irish vote?
Boss Tweed: That will only happen in the reign of Queen Dick.
When Amsterdam is fighting the bald guy in the bar, men begin to pull him off, then Bill calls for them to break up the fight. The men approach Amsterdam and pull him off again.
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
$1,049,746 (Japan) (20 December 2002)
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