History Film / OnceUponATimeInAmerica

11th Mar '18 6:10:02 AM Morgenthaler
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The film had [[DevelopmentHell a ''very'' long gestation process]]. Leone wanted to make ''America'' as early as 1967, but wasn't able to ensure financing, or the rights to Grey's novel. He first approached Paramount with the project; they offered him ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' instead. Later, he declined a chance to make ''Film/TheGodfather'' because he preferred ''The Hoods''. Throughout the '70s, Leone courted Hollywood studios, oversaw several screenplays by different writers, and even cast actors like Creator/TomBerenger and Richard Dreyfuss at various points. He offered directing chores to John Milius, planning to produce, but Milius opted to make ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion'' instead. Eventually, Leone interested Robert De Niro and independent producer Arnon Milchan; the film finally went in production in 1982 and wrapped two years later.

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The film had [[DevelopmentHell a ''very'' long gestation process]]. Leone wanted to make ''America'' as early as 1967, but wasn't able to ensure financing, or the rights to Grey's novel. He first approached Paramount with the project; they offered him ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' instead. Later, he declined a chance to make ''Film/TheGodfather'' because he preferred ''The Hoods''. Throughout the '70s, Leone courted Hollywood studios, oversaw several screenplays by different writers, and even cast actors like Creator/TomBerenger and Richard Dreyfuss Creator/RichardDreyfuss at various points. He offered directing chores to John Milius, planning to produce, but Milius opted to make ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion'' instead. Eventually, Leone interested Robert De Niro and independent producer Arnon Milchan; the film finally went in production in 1982 and wrapped two years later.
11th Mar '18 6:09:13 AM Morgenthaler
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''Once Upon a Time in America'' (also known as ''C'era Una Volta in America'') is a 1984 epic crime film directed by Creator/SergioLeone, [[SwanSong in his last film in the director's chair,]] loosely based on the novel ''The Hoods'' by Harry Grey, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro, James Woods, and Elizabeth [=McGovern=].

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''Once Upon a Time in America'' (also known as ''C'era Una Volta in America'') is a 1984 epic crime film directed by Creator/SergioLeone, [[SwanSong in his last film in the director's chair,]] loosely based on the novel ''The Hoods'' by Harry Grey, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro, James Woods, Creator/JamesWoods, and Elizabeth [=McGovern=].
11th Mar '18 1:29:26 AM jormis29
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* TimeshiftedActor: "Noodles" Aaronson was played by Scott Tiler and Creator/RobertDeNiro chronologically; Max by Rusty Jacobs and James Woods; Cockeye by Adrian Curran and William Forsythe; Patsy by Creator/BrianBloom and James Hayden; Fat Moe by Mike Monetti and Larry Rapp; Peggy by Julie Cohen and Amy Ryder; and Deborah Gelly by a young Creator/JenniferConnelly and adult Elizabeth [=McGovern=].

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* TimeshiftedActor: "Noodles" Aaronson was played by Scott Tiler and Creator/RobertDeNiro chronologically; Max by Rusty Jacobs and James Woods; Creator/JamesWoods; Cockeye by Adrian Curran and William Forsythe; Patsy by Creator/BrianBloom and James Hayden; Fat Moe by Mike Monetti and Larry Rapp; Peggy by Julie Cohen and Amy Ryder; and Deborah Gelly by a young Creator/JenniferConnelly and adult Elizabeth [=McGovern=].
25th Feb '18 1:23:34 PM fatescanner
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''Once Upon a Time in America'' (also known as ''C'era Una Volta in America'') is a 1984 crime film directed by Creator/SergioLeone, loosely based on the novel ''The Hoods'' by Harry Grey, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro, James Woods, and Elizabeth [=McGovern=].

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''Once Upon a Time in America'' (also known as ''C'era Una Volta in America'') is a 1984 epic crime film directed by Creator/SergioLeone, [[SwanSong in his last film in the director's chair,]] loosely based on the novel ''The Hoods'' by Harry Grey, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro, James Woods, and Elizabeth [=McGovern=].
2nd Feb '18 12:48:05 AM Cryoclaste
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** Richard Bright (of ''TheGodfather'' fame) has one as a cancer-ridden enforcer threatening to immolate the strike leader.

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** Richard Bright (of ''TheGodfather'' ''Film/TheGodfather'' fame) has one as a cancer-ridden enforcer threatening to immolate the strike leader.
14th Jan '18 3:40:24 PM MatthewRenn
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** Richard Bright (of ''TheGodfather'' fame) has one as a cancer-ridden enforcer threatening to immolate the strike leader.


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** Estelle Harris plays Peggy's mother.
14th Jan '18 3:36:22 PM MatthewRenn
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* BigApplesauce: Takes place mostly in New York during the Prohibiton era.

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* BigApplesauce: Takes place mostly in New York the Lower Eastside of Manhattan during the Prohibiton era.era, with its lead characters being [[KosherNostra Jewish gangsters]].
14th Jan '18 3:31:36 PM MatthewRenn
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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Poor, poor Deborah.]]
2nd Dec '17 12:03:06 PM Pallo
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Bugsy guns down [[spoiler:Dominic]], Noodles goes apeshit on him, stabbing him several times, fatally, and even attacking a police officer when he tries to restrain him, which gets him a good 12 years in jail.
22nd Nov '17 11:27:28 PM bt8257
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%%* BigBad: [[spoiler:Max Bercovicz]].



%%* VillainProtagonist: Max and Noodles.



* WithYouOrWithoutYou: Max plans to rob the Federal Reserve Bank.

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* WithYouOrWithoutYou: WithOrWithoutYou: Max plans to rob the Federal Reserve Bank.
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