A seductive look at a notorious gangster's dazzling and decadent empire about to crumble.
In the 1935, fifteen year old street hustler Billy Bathgate becomes the protege of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz and begins a love affair with a flighty moll.
1.85 : 1
Rated R for some gangster violence, and for language.
Gangster, Box Office Flop, Nudity, Red Pubic Hair, Erotica
Coming-of-Age, Gangster Film, Period Film
Dishonor Among Thieves, Dangerous Attraction
Stylized, Moody, Deliberate, Cerebral
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Billy Bathgate is a 1991 American gangster film directed by Robert Benton, starring Loren Dean as the titular character and Dustin Hoffman as real-life gangster Dutch Schultz. The film co-stars Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Steve Buscemi, and Bruce Willis. Although Billy is a fictional character, most of the other characters in the film represent real people from 1930s New York. The screenplay was adapted by British writer Tom Stoppard from E.L. Doctorow's novel of the same name. However, Doctorow distanced himself from the film for the extensive deviations from the book.
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