Once Upon a Time in America

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Once Upon a Time in America
Photo: Courtesy of The Ladd Company Once Upon a Time in America

Time Out says

In 1968, Noodles (De Niro) returns to New York an old man after 35 years of exile, ridden by guilt. His cross-cut memories of the Jewish Mafia's coming of age on the Lower East Side in 1923, their rise to wealth during Prohibition, and their Götterdämmerung in 1933, provide the epic background to a story of friendship and betrayal, love and death. While Leone's vision still has a magnificent sweep, the film finally subsides to an emotional core that is sombre, even elegiac, and which centres on a man who is bent and broken by time, and finally left with nothing but an impotent sadness. CPea.

By: CPea


Release details

229 mins

Cast and crew

Sergio Leone
Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone
Robert De Niro
James Woods
Elizabeth McGovern
Treat Williams
Tuesday Weld
Burt Young
Joe Pesci
Danny Aiello
Jennifer Connelly
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