Once Upon a Time in America (1984)


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Rated: M18

Released: 1 June 1984 (USA)

Runtime: 229 Min

Taglines:  As boys, they made a pact to share their fortunes, their loves, their lives. As men, they shared a dream to rise from poverty to power. Their story is now a “once upon a time” motion picture experience.

Genres: Crime | Drama

Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Harry Grey  (Novel), Leonardo Benvenuti  (Screenplay)

Actors: Robert De Niro , James Woods , Elizabeth Mcgovern

Country: Italy, USA

Language: English, Italian, French

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.


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