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.
|Release Date||:||May 23, 1984|
|Production Company||:||Warner Bros., The Ladd Company|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America, Italy|
|Writers||:||Leonardo Benvenuti , Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Ernesto Gastaldi, Harry Grey|
|Casts||:||Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, Danny Aiello, Richard Bright, James Hayden, William Forsythe, Darlanne Fluegel, Larry Rapp, Olga Karlatos, Frank Gio, Jennifer Connelly, Scott Schutzman Tiler, Rusty Jacobs, Brian Bloom, Mike Monetti, Adrian Curran, Julie Cohen, Noah Moazezi, James Russo, Clem Caserta, Frank Sisto, Jerry Strivelli, Mike Gendel, Sandra Solberg, Margherita Pace, Louise Fletcher, Paul Herman, Bruno Iannone, Bruno Bilotta, Ray Dittrich, Richard Foronjy, Mario Brega, Angelo Florio, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Salvatore Billa, Gerard Murphy|
|Plot Keywords||:||life and death, corruption, street gang, rape, sadistic, lovesickness, sexual abuse, money laundering, opium|
I have seen all the best gangster pictures like Godfather parts 1 and 2, Goodfellas and Scarface (the really old one and the Al Pacino one) and decided to watch this movie again for the first time in twenty years because I read the Leone turned down the chance to direct the Godfather and later on made this movie.
I just don't understand how this movie is ranked 115 on the all time list of movies on IMDb. This movie is unbelievably boring it is like watching a snail run the 100 yard dash. By the end of the four hours I couldn't care less about what happened to any of the characters. Noodle is dishonourable thug who should have pushed in the back of the truck at the end of the movie. This is a very over rated movie and does not even come close to standing up against Leone's westerns.
5 out of 10 and that is generous.