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Writers (WGA):
E.L. Doctorow (book)
Tom Stoppard (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 November 1991 (USA) See more »
A seductive look at a notorious gangster's dazzling and decadent empire about to crumble. See more »
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Dutch Schultz

Nicole Kidman ... Drew Preston

Loren Dean ... Billy Bathgate

Bruce Willis ... Bo Weinberg

Steven Hill ... Otto Berman

Steve Buscemi ... Irving
Billy Jaye ... Mickey

John Costelloe ... Lulu
Timothy Jerome ... Dixie Davis (as Tim Jerome)

Stanley Tucci ... Lucky Luciano

Mike Starr ... Julie Martin
Robert F. Colesberry ... Jack Kelly

Stephen Joyce ... Mr. Hines

Frances Conroy ... Mary Behan

Moira Kelly ... Becky

Kevin Corrigan ... Arnold
Noel Derecki ... Billy's Gang
Josh Philip Weinstein ... Billy's Gang
Danny Zorn ... Billy's Gang
Rob Kramer ... Billy's Gang
Simon Jutras ... Hotel Manager
Kenny Vance ... Dutch's Thug

Paul Herman ... Dutch's Thug
Teddy Cleanthes ... Supervisor
William Jay Marshall ... George
Harry O'Reilly ... Fire Inspector

Xander Berkeley ... Harvey Preston
Barry McGovern ... Father McInemy
Barton Heyman ... Banker

Christopher Rubin ... Harvey's Friend

Richard Bekins ... Carter

Katharine Houghton ... Charlotte

Todd Louiso ... Bell Boy
Robert D. Raiford ... Judge

Terry Loughlin ... Mr. Chambers
Stephen M. Aronson ... Reporter
Tom Ambrose ... Reporter
Rick Warner ... Reporter
Chuck Kinlaw ... Reporter

Martin Thompson ... Reporter
Todd Brenner ... Reporter
Charles Lyons ... Reporter (as Charles Ress Lyons)

Rachel York ... Embassy Club Singer
Kip Newton ... Bartender
Karen L. Thorson ... Woman at Table
Nick Pernice ... Tote Man
John Clohessy ... Racetrack Program Seller
Darryl Caron ... Bell Hop #1
Nicholas E. Tishler ... Bell Hop #2
Joseph Dolphin ... News Vendor
Judy Allison ... Bingo Winner
John J. Hladik ... Auctioneer
Lewis W. Lake ... Farmer
Kas Self ... Woman at Bake Sale
Jimmy Raitt ... Chophouse Bartender

Rick Washburn ... Hitman

John Moio ... Hitman

Norman Max Maxwell ... Hitman
Jerry Guarino ... Hitman
Vincent Pantone ... Luciano Thug

Tony Cucci ... Luciano Thug
Anthony Calanese ... Luciano Thug
Paulie DiCocco ... Luciano Thug
William G. Kane ... Man in Window
Frank Mclean ... Newsboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Buhrmaster ... Dance Attendee (uncredited)

Jack Mulcahy ... Fire Inspector (uncredited)

Patt Noday ... Chop House Waiter (uncredited)

Anastasia Traina ... Lulu (uncredited)
Jewel Turner ... Brothel Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Benton 
Writing credits
E.L. Doctorow (book)

Tom Stoppard (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert F. Colesberry .... producer
Arlene Donovan .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
David Ray 
Robert M. Reitano 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bradford 
Tim Galvin 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr.  (as George De Titta Sr.)
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
Makeup Department
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist
Richard Dean .... makeup artist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup artist for Mr. Willis
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist
Rosemary Zurlo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alan Collis .... assistant production manager
Bruce S. Pustin .... unit production manager
Tom Razzano .... unit production manager
Douglas Tirola .... assistant unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... second assistant director (as Anthony B. Adler)
Brian W. Cook .... first assistant director
Carl Goldstein .... assistant director
Stella Kim .... dga trainee
Ellen Marie Blum .... dga trainee: reshoots (uncredited)
Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... assistant greens
Teresa Carriker-Thayer .... assistant art director
William G. Davis .... assistant art director
Gerald DeTitta .... lead man
Claudette Didul .... art department coordinator
Tracey A. Doyle .... assistant set decorator
Mark Fabert .... labor forman
Charlotte Garnell-Scheide .... buyer
Kalina Ivanov .... storyboard artist
James V. Kent .... leadman
John D. Kretschmer .... lead man
Alisa Lumbreras .... scenic artist
Thomas C. Mentzer .... carpenter
James F. Oñate .... painter
Jimmy Raitt .... property master
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist
Hilton Rosemarin .... set decorator: North Carolina
Larry Sauls .... set dresser
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Fredda Slavin .... assistant art director
Ralph Woollaston .... carpenter
Robert Schleinig .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Bridges .... sound technician
Randall Coleman .... assistant adr editor
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Tom Fleischman .... re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Ahmad Shirazi .... sound editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Robb Kehoe .... cable person (uncredited)
Robb Kehoe .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mark Mitton .... magic consultant
Visual Effects by
John P. Mesa .... visual effects cameraman
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision (uncredited)
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof .... stunt pilot
Art Newkirk .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator
Kas Self .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dante Cardone .... gaffer: visual effects unit
Rusty Edmonson .... lamp operator
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Robert Hoelen .... grip
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater camera operator
David Knox .... Steadicam operator
John Panuccio .... best boy grip
Tom Prate .... key grip
Lance Shepherd .... electrician
John Skotchdopole .... second assistant camera
Douglas Pellegrino .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Repeta .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Aslihan Coker .... casting associate
Liz Siegel .... casting assistant (as Lisbeth Siegel)
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kendall Errair .... costumer
John Glaser .... assistant costume designer
Janice Irwin .... wardrobe production assistant
Patrick Chevillot .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
E. Michael Hewett .... north carolina wardrobe assistant: wrap (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... first assistant editor
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... apprentice editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Kathy LaCommare .... apprentice editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Mitchel Stanley .... first assistant editor
Sara Corrigan .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Christopher Gambale .... location manager
Kati Johnston .... assistant location manager
Mary Weisgerber Meyer .... location manager: North Carolina
Lyn Pinezich .... location assistant
Glenn R. Schuster .... location scout
Brett Tabin .... location assistant
Bart Wenrich .... assistant location manager
Matt Widman .... location scout
E. Michael Hewett .... location assistant: day player (uncredited)
Music Department
Vince Caro .... assistant scoring engineer
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor: temp
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
J.A.C. Redford .... conductor
Roy B. Yokelson .... music recording engineer
John Moses .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Les Pendleton .... vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Paul F. Bernard .... production assistant
Patricia Birch .... choreographer
Gil Brady .... production assistant
Steve Burnes .... production assistant
Jay Cannold .... construction accountant
John DeSimone .... office production assistant: re-shoots
Ged Dickersin .... production assistant
Libby Featherston .... production assistant
Steve Head .... production assistant
David Hummel .... production assistant
Andrea Isaacs .... craft service
Alan Jacques .... projectionist
Scott Kordish .... production assistant
Robert Lamkin .... caterer
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
David Rich .... race horse coordinator
Oshan Ruiz .... production assistant
Aaron Sadovsky .... production assistant
Jon C. Scheide .... production assistant
Edwin Stalter .... craft service
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator
Matthew T. Weiner .... key production assistant
Jeff Wilber .... production assistant
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant
Kim Wozniak .... location accountant: North Carolina
E. Michael Hewett .... assistant craft service: north carolina (uncredited)
E. Michael Hewett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robb Kehoe .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some gangster violence, and for language
106 min
Color (DuArt)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Robin Wright was considered for the role of Drew Preston.See more »
Continuity: When Drew Preston is walking with Billy Bathgate and takes his hand, the close-up shows her hand is on the front. In the next shot, her hand behind his and facing to the rear.See more »
[first lines]
Bo Weinberg:[being tied up] What do you think, Irving? Makes this cheap dago move on me, Bo Weinberg. The man who took out @Vincent Coll. The man who held Jack Diamond's ears so he could put the gun in his mouth. Who found the rackets he was to *stupid* to find for himself, who made him something more than the lowdown fucking guy that he is! The schmuck, I should expect something else. He pulls me off the the street right in front of my girl, like he don't know no better. Schmuck!
Dutch Schultz:Don't talk to Irving. Talk to me.
Bo Weinberg:Men talk. If they are men they talk. They have disagreement, they discuss these things. But you, I don't know Dutch. I don't know what stickin' womb of puss and scum and ape shit you came out of!
Dutch Schultz:Bo you should understand, I am past the madness part, I am past the anger. Don't waste your breath.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Romantic Gangster Movie? There Is Such a Thing, 10 September 2011
Author: Film Watchin Fool from United States

Watch this really enjoy gangster movies, but don't mind a strong love story theme mixed in. Don't expect the quality of Goodfellas, Casino, etc.

Acting/Casting: 7* - Dustin Hoffman is great as Dutch Schultz and the film also has such co-stars as Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, and Steve Buscemi. I have trouble taking Loren Dean serious and feel he is a sub-par actor. Unfortunately, outside of Hoffman he is the main character.

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 6* - Well directed and provides some graphic scenes that bring some minor realism to the film. I felt there were times when the movie dragged a little when it focused on the romantic angle. Overall the film is solid in this aspect.

Plot/Characters: 6* - I went into this movie expecting a gangster flick, which it does provide, but there is a very strong romantic theme thrown in. A little too much romance for me, but others may deem this desirable. It does manage to shed some light on the Dutch Schultz era.

Entertainment Value: 6* - Worth a watch and is entertaining. It does have it's slow parts and has a bit too much romance for me. There are several other gangster movies I would put above this on my list.

My Score: 7+6+6+6 = 25/4 = 6.25

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