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Gangs of New York is a american film of genre Drama directed by Martin Scorsese released in USA on 19 december 2002 with Leonardo DiCaprio

Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York
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Released in USA 19 december 2002
Length 2h47
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Action,    Historical,    Crime
Rating74% 3.748793.748793.748793.748793.74879

Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan, inspired by Herbert Asbury's 1927 non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York. It was made in Cinecittà, Rome, distributed by Miramax Films and nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Most of the film takes place in 1863. The two principal issues of the era in New York were Irish immigration to the city and the ongoing Civil War. The story follows Bill "the Butcher" Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis) in his roles as crime boss and political kingmaker under the helm of "Boss" Tweed (Jim Broadbent). The film culminates in a violent confrontation between Cutting and his mob with protagonist Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his allies, which coincides with the New York Draft Riots of 1863.

Synopsis

On February 6, 1846, at Paradise Square in Lower Manhattan's Five Points, a territorial battle of hand-to-hand combat between Bill "the Butcher" Cutting's U.S.-born nativist gang, the Natives, and "Priest" Vallon's Irish Catholic immigrant gang, the Dead Rabbits, concludes when Cutting kills Vallon, witnessed by Vallon's young son, Amsterdam. Cutting declares the Dead Rabbits outlawed but orders that Vallon's body be buried with honor. Amsterdam seizes the knife used to kill his father, races off, and buries it along with a medal his father gave him. He is later raised at Hellgate orphanage.

Actors

Leonardo DiCaprio

(Amsterdam Vallon)
Daniel Day-Lewis

(William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting)
Cameron Diaz

(Jenny Everdeane)
Nicole Kidman

(Jenny Everdeane)
Henry Thomas

(Johnny Sirocco)
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