About

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Jay Cocks (Screenplay)
Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Kenneth Lonergan (Screenplay)

Runtime

167 minutes

Country

United States of America, Italy

Language

English

Tagline

America was born in the streets.

Cast

Keywords

fire army gang 19th century ship rescue butcher immigrant gang of thieves gang war pig pickpocket irish-american

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Lists

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Sandy Powell

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Tom Fleischman Eugene Gearty

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Harvey Weinstein Alberto Grimaldi

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Thelma Schoonmaker