Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
The story of 'Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.
Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. Written by
Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus was handed a lavish book of Rembrandt prints when he signed on to the film, and was told by Martin Scorsese that that was how he wanted the film to look like. See more »
When the mob throws rocks at the police, a heavy-looking rock bounces off an officer's head, then bounces around as it hits the ground, as if it weighs nothing at all. See more »
I went to 'Gangs' on Christmas day with a large group of family. A few fell asleep, and some of us wish we had. This was a terrible show! Zero character development, no plot, and gratuitous violence. Now, I'm okay with the violence if it is relevant to the story, but there was no story here. Out of the ten, or so, I saw this show with, one liked it. The rest of us wanted the last three hours back. What a terrible waste of our holiday.
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