Gangs of New York

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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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auth_author2 Ballhaus, Michael, 1935-, Broadbent, Jim., Cocks, Jay., Day-Lewis, Daniel., DiCaprio, Leonardo., Diaz, Cameron., Ferretti, Dante, 1943-, Gleeson, Brendan., Grimaldi, Alberto., Lonergan, Kenneth., Neeson, Liam., Powell, Sandy., Reilly, John C., 1965-, Schoonmaker, Thelma., Scorsese, Martin., Shore, Howard., Thomas, Henry, 1971-, Weinstein, Harvey, 1952-, Weinstein, Harvey., Zaillian, Steven.
author2-role Ballhaus, Michael,1935-, Broadbent, Jim., Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm), Cocks, Jay., Day-Lewis, Daniel., DiCaprio, Leonardo., Diaz, Cameron., Ferretti, Dante,1943-, Gleeson, Brendan., Grimaldi, Alberto., Lonergan, Kenneth., Miramax Films., Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), Neeson, Liam., Powell, Sandy., Reilly, John C.,1965-, Schoonmaker, Thelma., Scorsese, Martin., Shore, Howard., Thomas, Henry,1971-, U2 (Musical group), Weinstein, Harvey,1952-, Weinstein, Harvey., Zaillian, Steven.
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subject_facet Crime -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century -- Drama, Crime films, DVD-Video discs, DVDs, Feature films, Feature films -- Video recordings for French speakers, Films for the hearing impaired, Five Points (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Drama, Gangs -- New York (State) -- Five Points (New York) -- Drama, Gangs -- New York (State) -- Five Points -- Drama, Gangster films, Golden Globe Awards, Historical films, Immigrants -- Ireland -- Drama, Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Economic conditions -- 19th century -- Drama, Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Drama, Irish drama -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
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title_full Gangs of New York [videorecording] / Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production ; a Miramax Films presentation, Gangs of New York [videorecording] / Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation ; producers, Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; screenplay writers, Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan ; director, Martin Scorsese
title_short Gangs of New York
topic_facet Crime, DVDs, Economic conditions, Feature films, Gangs, Gangster films, Golden Globe Awards, Historical films, History, Immigrants, Irish drama
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