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Gangs of New York

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167 Minutes

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The violent rise of gangland power in New York City at a time of massive political corruption and the city's evolution into a cultural melting pot set the stage for this lavish historical epic, which director Martin Scorsese finally brought to the screen almost 30 years after he first began to plan the project. In 1846, as waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points, a number of citizens of British and Dutch heritage who were born in the United States began making an open display of their resentment toward the new arrivals. William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), better known as "Bill the Butcher" for his deadly skill with a knife, bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish immigrants; the immigrants in turn form a gang of their own, "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson). After an especially bloody clash between the Natives and the Rabbits leaves Vallon dead, his son goes missing; the boy ends up in a brutal reform school before returning to the Five Points in 1862 as Amsterdam (Leonardo DiCaprio). Now a strapping adult who has learned how to fight, Amsterdam has come to seek vengeance against Bill the Butcher, whose underworld control of the Five Points through violence and intimidation dovetails with the open corruption of New York politician "Boss" Tweed (Jim Broadbent). Amsterdam gradually penetrates Bill the Butcher's inner circle, and he soon becomes his trusted assistant. Amsterdam also finds himself falling for Jenny Everdeane (Cameron Diaz), a beautiful but street-smart thief who was once involved with Bill. Amsterdam is learning a great deal from Bill, but before he can turn the tables on the man who killed his father, Amsterdam's true identity is exposed, even though he has concealed it from nearly everyone, including Jenny. Gangs Of New York was the first film in two years from actor Leonardo DiCaprio; ironically, it was at one time scheduled to open on the same day as Catch Me if You Can, the Steven Spielberg project that DiCaprio began filming immediately after Gangs wrapped.

Cast:

Alan Mcmahon
Alec Mccowen
Alex Howden
Alexia Murray
Angela Pleasence
Barbara Bouchet
Basil Chung
Bill Barclay
Bill Barclay
Bob Colletti
Brendan Dempsey
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan White
Cameron Diaz
Cara Seymour
Christian Burgess
Colin Hill
Daniel Day-Lewis
David Bamber
David Hemmings
David J Nichols
David Mcblain
Douglas Plasse
Eddie Marsan
Ellizzette Duvall
Finbar Furey
Flaminia Fegarotti
Gary Lewis
Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Henry Thomas
Iain Agnew
Iain Mccoll
Ian Pirie
James Ramsey
Jim Broadbent
John Anthony Murphy
John C. Reilly
John Mcglynn
John Sessions
Larry Kaplan
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Leonardo Dicaprio
Liam Neeson
Lucy Davenport
Maura O'Connell
Michael Byrne
Michael Hausman
Nick Bartlett
Ottaviano Dell'acqua
Peter Berling
Peter-Hugo Daly
Philip Ettington
Philip Kirk
R. Bruce Steinheimer
Rab Affleck
Richard Graham
Richard Strange
Richard Syms
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Sean Gilder
Sean Mcginley
Stephen Graham
Steven Blake
Steven C. Matthews
Taddeo Harbutt
Terry O'Neill
Tim Faraday
Tim Pigott-Smith
Trevor Cooper
Vincent Pickering

Genres:

Crime
Drama
History

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