Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Crime, passion and lust for power.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1984-05-23
  • User Rating: 8.4/10 from 5231 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Ladd Company
  • Production Country: United States of America, Italy
  • Director: Sergio Leone
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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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  • Robert De Niro

    as David 'Noodles' Aaronson
  • James Woods

    as Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz
  • Elizabeth McGovern

    as Deborah Gelly
  • Treat Williams

    as James Conway O'Donnell
  • Tuesday Weld

    as Carol
  • Joe Pesci

    as Frankie Monaldi
  • Burt Young

    as Joe
  • James Hayden

    as Patrick 'Patsy' Goldberg
  • William Forsythe

    as Philip 'Cockeye' Stein
  • Larry Rapp

    as 'Fat' Moe Gelly
  • Amy Ryder

    as Peggy
  • Scott Schutzman Tiler

    as Young Noodles
  • Rusty Jacobs

    as Young Max / David Bailey
  • Jennifer Connelly

    as Young Deborah
  • Brian Bloom

    as Young Patsy
  • Adrian Curran

    as Young Cockeye
  • Mike Monetti

    as Young 'Fat' Moe Gelly
  • Noah Moazezi

    as Dominic
  • James Russo

    as Bugsy
  • Darlanne Fluegel

    as Eve
  • Danny Aiello

    as Police Chief Vincent Aiello
  • Richard Bright

    as Chicken Joe
  • Frank Gio

    as Beefy
  • Ray Dittrich

    as Trigger
  • Mario Brega

    as Mandy
  • Julie Cohen

    as Young Peggy
  • Richard Foronjy

    as Officer Whitey
  • Olga Karlatos

    as Woman in the Puppet Theatre
  • Clem Caserta

    as Al Capuano
  • Frank Sisto

    as Fred Capuano
  • Jerry Strivelli

    as Johnny Capuano
  • Mike Gendel

    as Irving Gold
  • Sandra Solberg

    as Friend of Young Deborah
  • Margherita Pace

    as Young Deborah (Double)
  • Paul Herman

    as Monkey
  • Bruno Iannone

    as Thug
  • Bruno Bilotta

    as Chinese Theater Spectator (uncredited)
  • Angelo Florio

    as Willie the Ape
  • Marcia Jean Kurtz

    as Max's Mother
  • Gerard Murphy

    as Crowning
  • Dutch Miller

    as Van Linden
  • Robert Harper

    as Sharkey
  • Karen Shallo

    as Mrs. Aiello
  • Frankie Caserta

    as Bugsy's Gang
  • Joey Marzella

    as Bugsy's Gang
  • Marvin Scott

    as Interviewer
  • Ann Neville

    as Girl in Coffin
  • Joey Faye

    as Adorable Old Man
  • Linda Ipanema

    as Nurse Thompson
  • Tandy Cronyn

    as Reporter 1
  • Richard Zobel

    as Reporter 2
  • Baxter Harris

    as Reporter 3
  • Arnon Milchan

    as Chauffeur
  • Marty Licata

    as Cemetery Caretaker
  • Estelle Harris

    as Peggy's Mother
  • Gerritt Debeer

    as Drunk
  • Alexander Godfrey

    as Newstand Man
  • Cliff Cudney

    as Mounted Policeman
  • Paul Farentino

    as 2nd Mounted Policeman
  • Bruce Bahrenburg

    as Sgt. P. Halloran
  • Mort Freeman

    as Street Singer
  • Massimo Liti

    as Young Macrò
  • Jay Zeely

    as Foreman
  • Salvatore Billa

    as One of Beefy's Thugs (uncredited)
  • Greg Anthony

    as Bar Room Patron (uncredited)
  • Scott Coffey

    as Bugsy's Gang (uncredited)
  • Marco Stefanelli

    as Bugsy's Gang (uncredited)
  • Matteo Cafiso

    as Boy in Park (uncredited)
  • Nunzio Giuliani

    as Speakeasy Drum Player (uncredited)
  • Nelson Camp

    as Newspaper Salesman (uncredited)
  • Dario Iori

    as Speakeasy Banjo Player (uncredited)
  • Ole Jorgensen

    as Speakeasy Percussionist (uncredited)
  • Francesca Leone

    as David Bailey's Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Chuck Low

    as Deborah Gelly's Father (uncredited)
  • Ron Nummi

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Ryan Paris

    as Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
  • Nicola Roberto

    as Speakeasy Trumpet Player (uncredited)
  • Gianni Sanjust

    as Speakeasy Clarinet Player (uncredited)
  • Alex Serra

    as Speakeasy Vocalist (uncredited)
  • Susan Spafford

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Mark Frazer

    as Pimp (uncredited)
  • Maria Pia Monicelli

    as Prostitute (uncredited)
  • Claudio Mancini

    as Syndacalist (uncredited)
  • Rossana Canghiari

    as Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Directing Sergio Leone Director
Costume & Make-Up Gabriella Pescucci Costume Design
Crew Gabe Videla Special Effects
Crew Danilo Bollettini Special Effects
Crew Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Production Claudio Mancini Executive Producer
Production Joy Todd Casting
Camera Carlo Tafani Camera Operator
Lighting Romano Mancini Lighting Technician
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Production Cis Corman Casting
Crew Stuart Kaminsky Additional Dialogue
Writing Leonardo Benvenuti Screenplay
Writing Piero De Bernardi Screenplay
Writing Enrico Medioli Screenplay
Writing Franco Arcalli Screenplay
Writing Franco Ferrini Screenplay
Writing Sergio Leone Screenplay
Writing Harry Grey Novel
Costume & Make-Up Vincenzo Cardella Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Maria Teresa Corridoni Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Renata Magnanti Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Randy Coronato Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Randy Coronato Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nilo Jacoponi Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Manlio Rocchetti Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gino Zamprioli Makeup Artist
Production Fred C. Caruso Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Mario Cotone Production Supervisor
Production Walter Massi Unit Manager
Production Ginette Hardy Production Manager
Editing Nino Baragli Editor
Camera Tonino Delli Colli Director of Photography
Art Giovanni Natalucci Production Design
Art Carlo Simi Art Direction
Art James T. Singelis Art Direction
Art Bruno Cesari Set Decoration
Art Osvaldo Desideri Set Decoration
Art Gretchen Rau Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Henry R. Dwork Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Giancarlo De Leonardis Hairstylist
Directing Dennis T. Benatar Assistant Director
Directing Philippe Landoulsi Assistant Director
Directing Luca Morsella Assistant Director
Directing Fabrizio Sergenti Castellani First Assistant Director
Directing Amy Wells Assistant Director
Art Ronald Fauteux Props
Art Gianni Fiumi Property Master
Art Alain Giguère Painter
Art Nello Giorgetti Swing
Art Steven Kirshoff Props
Art Walter Klymkiw Head Carpenter
Art Joey Litto Construction Coordinator
Art Tullio Lullo Construction Coordinator
Art Roberto Magagnini Props
Art Claude Simard Head Carpenter
Art Martin Cats Props
Art Dan Mahoney Construction Grip
Art Kathy Wolf Painter
Sound Fabio Ancillai Boom Operator
Sound Italo Cameracanna Foley Artist
Sound Italo Cameracanna Sound Effects Editor
Sound Fernando Caso Sound Effects Editor
Sound Bruno Charier Boom Operator
Sound Enzo Diliberto Foley Artist
Sound Alvaro Gramigna Foley Artist
Sound Fabio Palmisano ADR Editor
Sound Daniele Quadroli Sound Effects Editor
Sound Massimo Rinchiusi ADR Editor
Sound Jean-Pierre Ruh Sound Engineer
Sound Jacques Thomas-Gérard Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Luigi Porto Sound Assistant
Sound Elliot Tyson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Louis Craig Special Effects Assistant
Crew André Laperrière Special Effects Technician
Crew Steve Lombardi Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Olivier Zenenski Special Effects Assistant
Crew Brian Campbell Special Effects
Crew Benito Stefanelli Stunt Coordinator
Camera Steve Baker Key Grip
Camera Sandro Battaglia Assistant Camera
Camera Rodney Bauer Grip
Camera Elio Bosi Grip
Lighting Marco Contaldo Electrician
Camera Augusto Diamanti Key Grip
Camera Amato Gabotti Grip
Camera Normand Guy Key Grip
Lighting Walter Klymkiw Gaffer
Lighting Romano Mancini Gaffer
Lighting John Newby Gaffer
Camera Crescenzo G.P. Notarile Assistant Camera
Camera Angelo Novi Still Photographer
Camera Antonio Scaramuzza Assistant Camera
Camera Kurt Thompson Dolly Grip
Lighting Carlo Vinciguerra Gaffer
Camera Eraldo Barbona Grip
Lighting Edward Cohen Electrician
Lighting Jean Courteau Electrician
Production Sylvie Bourque Extras Casting
Production Flo Gallant Extras Casting
Costume & Make-Up Helen P. Butler Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Marina Frassine Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Dougie Hawkes Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Raffaella Leone Assistant Costume Designer
Editing Alessandro Baragli Assistant Editor
Editing Patrizia Ceresani Assistant Editor
Editing Ornella Chistolini Assistant Editor
Editing Lizi Gelber Assistant Editor
Editing Zach Staenberg Additional Editor
Editing Elvira Tonini First Assistant Editor
Editing Giorgio Venturoli Assistant Editor
Editing J. Kathleen Gibson First Assistant Editor
Editing Howard Heard Assistant Editor
Production Pierre Laberge Location Manager
Production Robert Rothbard Location Manager
Production Attilio Viti Location Manager
Sound Edda Dell'Orso Vocals
Sound Ennio Morricone Music Director
Sound Gheorghe Zamfir Musician
Sound Pierluigi Pietroniro Musician
Crew James Giblin Transportation Captain
Crew Patrick Hogan Transportation Captain
Crew Bobby Marsh Driver
Production Francesca Alatri Production Secretary
Crew Bruce Bahrenburg Unit Publicist
Production Robert Benmussa Consulting Producer
Production Dominique Bruballa Accountant
Production Fausto Capozzi Accountant
Production Maurizio Cusano Production Assistant
Production Diana Di Michele Accountant
Production Lucie Drolet Accountant
Production Gail Kearns Production Coordinator
Production Antonio Palombi Production Assistant
Production Sergio Rosa Accountant
Production Pietro Sassaroli Production Assistant
Production Jennifer W. Shore Production Secretary
Production Eric P. Steckler Production Assistant
Production Reuben Gonzalez Production Assistant
Production Simona Patitucci Production Assistant
Crew Eugene Rizzo Unit Publicist
Production Danièle Rohrbach Production Coordinator
Crew Hedy Martinelli Thanks
Sound Chris David Dolby Consultant
Crew Jacques Godbout Special Effects
Production David Bailey Extras Casting Assistant