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Post by bunniefuu » 11/24/02 06:39

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Opens on December 20th

Martin Scorsese's “Gangs of New York” unfolds in 1860s lower Manhattan during a period of great unrest in America. With the Civil War underway, the country was torn apart and on the brink of chaos. For the lower-class inhabitants of New York City, a war was also raging closer to home.

Their home was the Five Points, one of the poorest neighborhoods in America, where rival gangs fought continuously for control of the streets. An area of poverty and criminality between New York harbor, the flourishing Wall Street business district, and lower Broadway (home to P. T. Barnum's famous American museum), it was a magnet for underworld activity.

In this time of lawlessness and the rampant political corruption that filled the halls of city government, the film follows the story of Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo Di Caprio), a young Irish-American immigrant. Released from prison after fifteen years, he returns to the Five Points bent on revenge against William Cutting, a.k.a. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis), 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, Amsterdam finds his difficulties increasing when he meets Jenny Everdeane (Cameron 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.

Directed by
Martin Scorsese

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi

Co-Producer
Joseph Reidy

Writing credits
Jay Cocks
Steven Zaillian
Kenneth Lonergan
Hossein Amini

Director of Photography
Michael Ballhaus

Production Designer
Dante Ferreti

Costumes
Sandy Powell

Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio
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Amsterdam Vallon

Daniel Day-Lewis
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William 'The Butcher' Cutting

Cameron Diaz
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Jenny Everdeane

Jim Broadbent
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Boss Tweed

John C. Reilly
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Happy Jack

Henry Thomas
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Johnny Sirocco

Brendan Gleeson
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Monk

Roger Ashton-Griffiths
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P.T.Barnum

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Gangs Of New York

Post by destinyros2005 » 12/08/02 21:27

I just saw the preview for this during tonight's Alias. It was the first time I've seen it. Looks interesting.

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Post by destinyrebel » 01/03/03 21:20

Yeah... Anyone see it, yet?

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Post by blondeePR » 06/07/03 13:56

I do want to rent this movie...looks sort of interesting

but jen...isn't this a TV board not a movie board.

ps. I downloaded Dumb and Dumberer...it's one of those movies I'd like to see but don't want to pay the money for it

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Post by Hello Kitty84 » 09/19/03 16:58

~ I love "Gangs of New York" so much. I even have it in dvd . It's a remarkable movie. The story itself was grand & the performances were excellent too . Thats why I was so shocked that Gangs of New York is win an academy award b/c it deserved it. By the way; I'm a huge Leonardo Di Caprio fan.

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Post by amylynn32 » 09/23/03 04:16

I didn't think I would like Gangs of New York after the first 5 min, but once the story got going, I was suckered in. Big thumbs up to an awesome director... Martin Scorsese, he is awesome... anyone remember Casino or Goodfellas? Anyway, great movie, great story, and more than great acting!
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