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Once Upon a Time in America, 1984

Once Upon a Time in America
Directed by: Sergio Leone
Written by: Harry Grey
Language:  English, Italian, French
Country:  Italy, USA
Runtime:  229 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Once Upon a Time in America is atmospheric, captivating, and rough. The plot centers around a rise and fall, gangsters, and criminal heroes. It is a crime, drama, and period movie. Stylistically, Once Upon a Time in America is a saga, is nonlinear, and is epic. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is New York. Once Upon a Time in America happens in the 1920s, in the 1930s, and in the 1960s. It is based on a book. The movie is known for being a modern classic, a masterpiece, and critically acclaimed. Once Upon a Time in America is especially suggested for a boys' night. Note that it includes strong violent content, drugs/alcohol, and nudity.

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Two boyhood friends grow up to become the kingpins of a prohibition-era criminal empire until their... more

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Language: English, Italian, French
Country: Italy, USA
Release date: 28 September 1984
Runtime: 229 min

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Robert De Niro Robert De Niro As David 'Noodles' Aaronson
James Woods James Woods As Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz
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03.May.2014 |  by: Darius
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Absolute garbage
An incredibly dull film beyond belief with huge plot holes,and dull performances.Sergio Leone was trying to create an artistic film and became so indulgent he forgot how awful the script was.It's 4 hours too long and it's filled with some of the...
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15.August.2013 |  by: David Marsden
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David Marsden rated this title
How do you get away with starting and ending a movie on a weird note, when the movie is 4 hours long? So many times the movie would get stale with it's direction. Scenes would go on until they were uncomfortable. You could tell that either the...
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19.September.2010 |  by: Patrick
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Patrick rated this title
Trite,over indulgent, and about 2 hours to long. Great Cast but the story just wanders all over the place, so much so I completely lost interest in this movie.
25.August.2009 |  by: jeffie
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it's very long and worth every minute
an amazing epic story of 'rise and fall' played out by a wonderfuly talented ensemble cast. the impressive historic recreation contributes to the film's strong sence of realism. this film is one of the greatest of the 80's and should be layed out...
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22.December.2008 |  by: reiorion
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