In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
2.35 : 1
Rated R for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language.
English, Irish Gaelic
Butcher, New York City, Revenge, Riot, Immigrant
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
New York City, Army
Crime Drama, Period Film, Historical Epic
Out For Revenge, Haunted By the Past, Immigrant Life, Feuds, Class Differences
Sweeping, Visceral, Atmospheric, Gritty, Bleak
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan, inspired by Herbert Asbury's 1927 non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York. It was made in CinecittĂ , Rome, distributed by Miramax Films and nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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