|release date:||December 20, 2002|
Tuesday July 1, 2003 (dvd)
|running time:||165 min.|
|director:||Martin Scorsese |
|producer(s):||Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein |
|screenplay:||Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan|
|cast:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson |
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Gangs Of New York Movie Synopsis
Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio), a young Irish-American immigrant, is released from prison after fifteen years, and returns to the Five Points bent on revenge against William Cutting (Day-Lewis), a.k.a. Bill the Butcher, the powerful anti-immigrant gang leader who killed Amsterdam's father. Amsterdam knows the first step toward accomplishing his mission is to infiltrate Bill's inner circle. However, he finds his difficulties increasing after meeting Jenny Everdeane (Diaz), an enigmatic pickpocket whose fierce independence and undeniable beauty fascinate him. Yet Jenny has a past too, which unexpectedly complicates his plan.
Amsterdam's journey becomes a fight for both personal survival and to find a place for his people. The struggle reaches a fevered crescendo during the 1863 Civil War Draft Riots -- the most explosive episode of urban unrest the American nation had yet seen.
Really awesome look at the early Irish in New York. It really made me think of what the early
days were like for my great grandma who died
at the age of 27 from Pneumonia in NY, NY.
The movie was good but could have been great without babyface Leo.
Fun. Has a few faults (a little violent, long, messy), but is fun. Great history in it.
|Writing (Original Screenplay)||Nominee|