Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

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Spanning four decades, the film tells the story of David Aaronson and his Jewish pals, chronicling their lives on New York in the 1920s, through their gangster careers in the 1930s, and in Aaronson's 1968 return to New York from self-imposed exile.… View More
Genres Crime, Drama
Director Sergio Leone
Starring Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuesday Weld View More
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Movie Summary

Spanning four decades, the film tells the story of David Aaronson and his Jewish pals, chronicling their lives on New York in the 1920s, through their gangster careers in the 1930s, and in Aaronson's 1968 return to New York from self-imposed exile.
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Movie Details

Genres Crime, Drama
Director Sergio Leone
Starring Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, James P. Hayden, Joe Pesci, Larry Rapp, William Forsythe
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 1984
VUDU Release Date 08/15/2008
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 228 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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