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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
20 December 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
America Was Born In The Streets.
Plot:
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 10 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 71 nominations See more »
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NOT A MASTERPIECE, BUT A GREAT 'HEAVY' FILM... See more (1138 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Amsterdam Vallon

Daniel Day-Lewis ... Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

Cameron Diaz ... Jenny Everdeane

Jim Broadbent ... William 'Boss' Tweed

John C. Reilly ... Happy Jack Mulraney

Henry Thomas ... Johnny Sirocco

Liam Neeson ... 'Priest' Vallon

Brendan Gleeson ... Walter 'Monk' McGinn

Gary Lewis ... McGloin

Stephen Graham ... Shang

Eddie Marsan ... Killoran

Alec McCowen ... Reverend Raleigh (as Alec Mccowen)

David Hemmings ... Mr. Schermerhorn

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Jimmy Spoils (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)

Cara Seymour ... Hell-Cat Maggie

Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... P.T. Barnum
Peter-Hugo Daly ... One-Armed Priest (as Peter Hugo Daly)
Cian McCormack ... Young Amsterdam (as Cian Mccormack)
Andrew Gallagher ... Young Johnny
Philip Kirk ... O'Connell Guard Leader

Rab Affleck ... Plug Uglies Leader (as Rab Afleck)
Bill Barclay ... Shirt Tails Leader

Nick Bartlett ... Chichesters Leader

Robert Goodman ... Forty Thieves Leader

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Calvinist Minister

Liam Carney ... Bill The Butcher's Gang #1
Gary McCormack ... Bill The Butcher's Gang #2 (as Gary Mccormack)
David McBlain ... Bill The Butcher's Gang #3 (as David Mcblain)
Dick Holland ... True Blue American Speaker
Katherine Wallach ... Jenny's Girl
Carmen Hanlon ... Jenny's Girl

Ilaria D'Elia ... Jenny's Girl
Laurie Ventry ... Resident Woman

Ford Kiernan ... Black Joke Chief
Alec McMahon ... Resident man
Nevan Finegan ... Dead Rabbit Gang Member (as Nevan Finnegan)

Dominiquie Vandenberg ... Dead Rabbit Gang Member (as Dominique Vandenberg)
Sai-Kit Yung ... Chinese at Sparrow's Pagoda (as Stuart Ong)
Basil Chung ... Elderly Chinese at Pagoda
Finbar Furey ... Satan's Circus Singer

Sean Gilder ... Rat Pit Game Master
Richard Graham ... Harvey - Card Player

Richard Strange ... Undertaker
Douglas Plasse ... Medical Student
R. Bruce Steinheimer ... Army Recruiter (as Bruce Steinheimer)

David Bamber ... Passenger on Omnibus

Barbara Bouchet ... Mrs. Schermerhorn

Michael Byrne ... Horace Greeley
Lucy Davenport ... Miss Schermerhorn
Maura O'Connell ... Street Singer
Alex Howden ... Assistant Hangman
James Ramsay ... Arthur - Condemned Man
Iain McColl ... Seamus - Condemned Man (as Iain Mccoll)
Louie Brownsell ... Legless Soldier
Gennaro Condemi ... She-He
Kieran Hurley ... Recruiter (as Kiernan Hurley)

John Sessions ... Harry Watkins - Lincoln
Michael H. Billingsley ... Uncle Tom
Steven Blake ... Mr. Shelby (as Steven C. Matthews)
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Mr. Legree
Alexia Murray ... Topsy (as Alexia J. Murray)

Flaminia Fegarotti ... Miss Eliza
Bronco McLoughlin ... Assassin (as Bronco Mcloughlin)
Channing C. Holmes ... Tap Dancer (as Channing Cook Holmes)

Eliane Chappuis ... Chinese Whore
Roberta Quaresima ... Whore #1
Marta Pilato ... Whore #2
Jian Su ... Chinese Acrobat
Man Cao ... Chinese General

Kathy Shao-Lin Lee ... Chinese Dancer
Alexander Deng ... Chinese Boy Singer
Peter Berling ... Knife Act Caller
Patrick Gordon ... Surgeon
Brendan White ... Archbishop
Brendan Dempsey ... Provost Marshal Registrar
Taddeo Harbutt ... Unruly Man
Nazzareno Natale ... Don Whiskerandos
Colin Hill ... Nativist Candidate
Robert Linge ... One-Armed Veteran
Richard Syms ... Drunken Repeater
Christian Burgess ... The Mayor

Gerry Robert Byrne ... Draft Official
David Nicholls ... O'Connell Guard Leader (as Dave Nicholls)
Tim Faraday ... Plug Uglies Leader

Sean McGinley ... Forty Thieves Leader (as Sean Mcginley)
John Anthony Murphy ... Kerryonians Leader
Terry O'Neill ... Chichesters Leader
Vincent Pickering ... American Guard Leader
Nick Miles ... Atlantic Guard Leader

Ian Pirie ... Slaughter Housers Leader
John McGlynn ... Bowery Boys Leader (as John Mcglynn)
Larry Kaplan ... Bloodied Bureaucrat

Leo Burmester ... Telegraph Operator #1 (voice) (as Leo Burmeister)
Justin Brennan ... Telegraph Operator #2 (voice)
Brian Mallon ... Telegraph Operator #3 (voice)
Joseph P. Reidy ... Police Chief (as Joseph Reidy)
Joel Strachan ... Telegraph Operator

Bill Murdoch ... Robber on Dock
Angela Pleasence ... Woman Accomplice (as Angela Pleasance)
Iain Agnew ... General Wool (as Ian Agnew)
Michael Hausman ... Gunboat Captain
Bob Colletti ... Soldier in Mist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Henger
Salvatore Billa ... Native (uncredited)
Brennan Caitlin ... Hot Corn Girl (uncredited)
Tony Campanozzi ... Scamiciato (uncredited)
Trevor Cooper ... Man in Tweed's Office (uncredited)

Claudio Coreno ... A student (uncredited)

Blaise Corrigan ... Riot Thug "There's a $300 Man..." (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Bill The Butcher' s Gang #4 (uncredited)

Lucas Di Medio ... Stunt dead rabbits (uncredited)
Luca Foggiano ... Principal (uncredited)
Raffaella Ponzo ... Johnny's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Martin Scorsese ... Wealthy Homeowner (uncredited)

Steve Stanulis ... Native (uncredited)
Donald Stewart ... Anatomist (uncredited)

Vincenzo Tanassi ... Fireman (uncredited)
Massimo Vanni ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jay Cocks (story)

Jay Cocks (screenplay) and
Steven Zaillian (screenplay) and
Kenneth Lonergan (screenplay)

Produced by
Gerry Robert Byrne .... associate producer
Laura Fattori .... co-producer
Randi Feinberg .... line producer: insert photography
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
Maurizio Grimaldi .... executive producer
Michael Hausman .... executive producer
Michael Jackman .... line producer: additional photography (as Michael A. Jackman)
Graham King .... co-executive producer
Barbara Phillips Marco .... executive producer: insert photography
Michael Ovitz .... executive producer
Joseph P. Reidy .... co-producer (as Joe Reidy)
Rick Schwartz .... co-executive producer
Colin Vaines .... co-executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... producer
Rick Yorn .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Schoonmaker 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
 
Art Direction by
Alessandro Alberti 
Maria-Teresa Barbasso  (as Maria Teresa Barbasso)
Dimitri Capuani 
Stefano Maria Ortolani (supervising art director) (as Stefano Ortolani)
Nazzareno Piana 
Luca Tranchino (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Francesca Lo Schiavo 
 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Elisabetta De Leonardis .... key hairdresser: second unit
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair stylist
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist: Mr. DiCaprio
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist
Rosa Luciani .... key hairdresser: second unit
Linda Melazzo .... makeup artist
Ferdinando Merolla .... hair stylist
Mario Michisanti .... key makeup artist: second unit
Anne Morgan .... hair designer: Ms. Diaz
Luigi Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Manlio Rocchetti .... key makeup artist
Manlio Rocchetti .... special makeup effects artist
Aldo Signoretti .... hair designer
Maurizio Silvi .... makeup artist
Noriko Watanabe .... makeup artist: Ms. Diaz
Jana Carboni .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Letizia Carnevale .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Federico Carretti .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Stefano Ceccarelli .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Stefano Fava .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Renato Francola .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Simone Gregoris .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Lori Hicks .... unit makeup artist (uncredited)
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig designer: Leonardo DiCaprio (uncredited)
Ryan McDowell .... prosthetic sculptor (uncredited)
Ryan McDowell .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Gabriella Trani .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gerardo Albero .... assistant unit manager
Federico Foti .... unit manager: Italy
Michael Hausman .... unit production manager
Massimo Iacobis .... production manager: second unit
Michael Jackman .... post-production supervisor (as Michael A. Jackman)
Riccardo Neri .... production manager: Italy
Daniele Abeille .... assistant production manager: second unit (uncredited)
Gerry Robert Byrne .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Margo Myers .... unit production manager: additional photography, New York City (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director: fight scenes
Inti Carboni .... second assistant director: Italy
Alex Corven Caronia .... first assistant director: second unit
Filippo Fassetta .... first assistant director: second unit
Francesca Ghiotto .... first assistant director: second unit
Luca Lachin .... first assistant director: Italy
Peter Markham .... additional second unit director
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director: second unit
Douglas Plasse .... second second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Christopher Surgent .... first assistant director: second unit
Christopher Surgent .... second assistant director
Edoardo Ferretti .... third assistant director: Italy (uncredited)
Francesco Gastel .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Nicola Marzano .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Sean Mewshaw .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Mimosa Nistri Ranalletti .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jesse Nye .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Giampiero Pelusi .... crowd assistant director (uncredited)
Davide Sacchetti .... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Amanda Slater .... assistant director: preproduction (uncredited)
Luigi Spoletini .... fourth assistant director: Italy (uncredited)
Stefano Veneruso .... assistant director (uncredited)
Pat Wiss .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carlo Avvisato .... props: second unit (as Carlo Awisato)
Daniel Bacciu .... props: second unit
Lauren Buckley .... art department research coordinator (as Judith Lauren Buckley)
Giuseppe Cancellara .... head blacksmith
Tommaso Dubla .... head painter
Antonio Fraulo .... property master
Gianni Gianese .... sculptor (as Giovanni Gianese)
Raffaella Giovannetti .... assistant set decorator
Robert Guerra .... technical art director
Giuseppe La Rocca .... head plasterer
Sabina Lepri .... art department coordinator
Roberto Magagnini .... swing gang foreman
Bernard Maisner .... hand lettered props
Stefano Morbidelli .... on-set dresser
Sebastiano Murer .... propman
Dennis J. Parrish .... property supervisor (as Dennis Parrish)
Alessandra Querzola .... property coordinator
Luigi Sergianni .... construction coordinator
Nadejda Tatarinova .... set dresser
Ivano Todeschi .... head painter
Arthur Wicks .... property master
William Wiggins .... prop master: insert photography
Yuji Yoshimoto .... model maker: insert photography
Daniel Boxer .... property master: New York (uncredited)
Alec Burnham .... assistant: Dante Ferretti (uncredited)
Luigi Calvitti .... carpenter (uncredited)
Cristina Cecili .... painter (uncredited)
Giulia Chiara Crugnola .... set designer (uncredited)
Cristian De Mattheis .... illustrator (uncredited)
Cristian De Mattheis .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Cristiano Donzelli .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sandro Erdolini .... painter (uncredited)
Luca Ferretti .... assistant propman (uncredited)
Glauco Isidori .... painter (uncredited)
Ross La Terra .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mauro Lucantoni .... carpenter (uncredited)
Domenico Mancino .... blacksmith (uncredited)
Tamara Marini .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Massimiliano Paonessa .... props (uncredited)
Maria De Los Angeles Parrinello .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Domenico Reordino .... painter (uncredited)
Monica Sallustio .... set designer (uncredited)
Massimo Sergianni .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Claudio Stefani .... set dressing swing (uncredited)
Francesco Valento .... carpenter (uncredited)
Joshua Viers .... art assistant (uncredited)
Alyssa Winter .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Joan Winters .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don Banks .... boom operator (as Donald Banks)
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
David Fanshawe .... sound recordist: "Pakwach Acholi Bwala Dance"
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Geoff Foster .... additional recordist: "Brooklyn Heights"
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects designer
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Eugene Gearty .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Glanville .... mix engineer: "The Hands That Built America {Theme from Gangs of New York}"
Chris Heaney .... mix assistant engineer: "The Hands That Built America {Theme from Gangs of New York}"
Ruth Hernandez .... assistant sound editor
Harry Higgins .... sound re-recordist
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Frank Kern .... supervising foley editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Terrance Laudermilch .... sound re-recordist (as Terry Laudermilch)
Tom Lazarus .... additional mixer: "Brooklyn Heights"
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Debora Lilavois .... assistant sound editor
Eric Liljestrand .... recorder and mixer: "Brooklyn Heights"
Marissa Littlefield .... supervising adr editor
Alan Lomax .... sound recordist: "New Careless Love", "Gospel Train", "The Murderer's Home" and "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah"
John A. Lomax .... sound recordist: "Poontang Little, Poontang Small"
Ivan Menchinelli .... boom operator: second unit
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Bruce Pross .... foley editor
Candido Raini .... unit sound mixer: second unit
Jacob Ribicoff .... foley editor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Ivan Sharrock .... production sound mixer
Harold Spivacke .... sound recordist: "Poontang Little, Poontang Small"
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Larry Wineland .... assistant sound editor
John Work .... sound recordist: "Breakaway"
James Bellamy .... auricle operator (uncredited)
Chad Birmingham .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Carr .... adr recording: UK (uncredited)
Kay Denmark .... adr boom operator (uncredited)
Adriano Di Lorenzo .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Adriano Di Lorenzo .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Jesse Ehredt .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Farr .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Fionn Higgins .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Erik Jordan .... ProTools editor (uncredited)
James Ledner .... additional adr mixer (uncredited)
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Katherine Gordon Miller .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Conner Moore .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
Alex Raspa .... adr recordist: New York (uncredited)
Nani Schumann .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Hamilton Sterling .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Acon .... special effects coordinator
Renato Agostini .... head special effects technician: Italy
Connie Brink .... pyrotechnics: insert photography
Connie Brink .... special effects: insert photography
Mario Cassar .... special effects technician: second unit
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects supervisor: Italy
Mark Newell .... special effects: insert photography
Manlio Rocchetti .... special effects
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects supervisor (as Bruce Steinheimer)
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Kenneth Cassar .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Stefano Corridori .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Franco Ragusa .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Alexander .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM
Amy Allen .... production assistant: ILM (as Amy E. Allen)
Randall K. Bean .... scanning: ILM (as Randall Bean)
Vladimir Bogak .... technical support: ILM
Ronn Brown .... digital matte artist: ILM
Michael Brunsfeld .... art director: ILM
Mario Capellari .... digital effects artist: ILM
Joshua Chapel .... digital effects artist: ILM
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Nika Dunne .... digital paint and roto artist: ILM
Ivy Fong .... technical support: ILM
Randy Gaul .... digital matte artist: ILM
Camille Geier .... visual effects producer: ILM
Jack Haye .... digital modeler: ILM
Edward Hirsh .... visual effects co-supervisor: ILM
Paul Huston .... lead digital matte artist: ILM
Kurt Kaufman .... digital matte artist: ILM
Bill Kimberlin .... editor: ILM
Siobhan Lo .... digital effects artist: ILM
Marco Maldonado .... motion control: insert photography
Sébastien Moreau .... digital effects artist: ILM (as Sebastien Moreau)
Brett Northcutt .... digital matte artist: ILM
Michael Owens .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Evan Pontoriero .... digital modeler: ILM
Mathieu Raynault .... digital matte artist: ILM
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... art director: ILM (as Peter Rubin)
Jeff Saltzman .... matchmover: ILM
Robin Saxen .... production coordinator: ILM
Amy Shepard .... digital paint and roto artist: ILM
Susan Shin George .... producer: visual effects, Custom Film Effects
Kenneth Smith .... color timing supervisor: ILM
Claudia Southmartin .... technical support: ILM
Jeff Sutherland .... digital effects artist: ILM
David Taylor .... technical support: ILM
Wayne Billheimer .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Grady Cofer .... Sabre artist (uncredited)
Piero D'Aloisio .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Steve Gawley .... model supervisor (uncredited)
Kenneth Gimpelson .... technical artist (uncredited)
Kimberly Headstrom .... digital resource assistant supervisor (uncredited)
Edward Helmers .... digital artist (uncredited)
Lloyd Hess .... technical support (uncredited)
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Darren Jones .... digital imaging engineer (uncredited)
Greg Maloney .... digital compositor: ILM (uncredited)
Daryl Munton .... digital effects artist: ILM (uncredited)
Ben Nichols .... model maker (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam, ILM (uncredited)
Marc Ostroff .... visual effects accountant: ILM (uncredited)
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art director (uncredited)
George Sakellariou .... production engineering: ILM (uncredited)
Mark Sawicki .... optical camera (uncredited)
Doug Swam .... computer systems engineering (uncredited)
Stephanie Taubert .... digital paint restoration (uncredited)
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator
Mark Mottram .... stunt double: Mr. DiCaprio
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt coordinator: Italy
Dominiquie Vandenberg .... fight coordinator
Giorgio Antonini .... stunts (uncredited)
Nina Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mauro Aversano .... stunts (uncredited)
Federico Benvenuti .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Alessandro Borgese .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Massimiliano Catasta .... stunts (uncredited)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Ivan Crasci .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Douglas Crosby .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Alessandro Gaudio .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jiri Horky .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Hric .... stunts (uncredited)
Dusan Hyska .... stunts (uncredited)
Roman Jankovic .... stunts (uncredited)
Valdimar Jóhannsson .... stunts (uncredited)
Sean Kaplan .... stunts (uncredited)
Jindrich Klaus .... stunts (uncredited)
Gustáv Kyselica .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Little .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Mariotti .... fight stunts (uncredited)
Alberto Martello .... fight director (uncredited)
Branislav Martinak .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Lubomir Misak .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Emiliano Novelli .... stunts (uncredited)
John Perretti .... stunts (uncredited)
Jaroslav Peterka .... stunts (uncredited)
Gianluca Petrazzi .... stunts (uncredited)
Jan Petrina .... stunts (uncredited)
Stephen A. Pope .... stunts (uncredited)
Massimo Racca .... stunts (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa .... stunts (uncredited)
Gabriele Ragusa .... stunts (uncredited)
Stanislav Satko .... utility stunts (uncredited)
David Shumbris .... stunt double (uncredited)
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunts (uncredited)
Massimo Vanni .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Albero .... grip
Giampaolo Bagala .... key grip: second unit
Florian Ballhaus .... director of photography: second unit
Mickey Bergstrom .... video playback operator (as Michele Bergstrom)
Alessio Bramucci .... best boy
Patrick Bramucci .... head gaffer: Italy
Voxi Bärenklau .... gaffer: second unit (as Voxi Baerenklau)
Marco Contaldo .... best boy: second unit
Marco Cuzzupoli .... camera loader: "a" camera
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
Claudio Del Gobbo .... dolly grip
Massimiliano Dessena .... best boy
Alessandro Di Meo .... camera loader: "a" camera
Brigitte Lacombe .... still photographer
Thomas Lappin .... first assistant camera (as Tom Lappin)
Ermanno Lubich .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Phil Marco .... director of photography: insert photography
Daniele Massaccesi .... Steadicam operator
Daniele Massaccesi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tommaso Mele .... head grip: Italy
Francisco Pintore .... camera loader: "b" camera (as Francesco Pintore)
Jim Richards .... electrician: insert photography
Roosevelt Roberts .... key grip: insert photography
Andrew Rowlands .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Rowlands .... camera operator: "a" camera
Marco Sacerdoti .... camera assistant: "b" camera
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
James R. Tynes .... gaffer (as Jim Tynes)
Fabrizio Vicari .... camera operator: second unit
Leonardo Beltrame .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician (uncredited)
Emanuele Chiari .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Fabio Ciotto .... second assistant camera "c" camera: main unit (uncredited)
Daniele Dessena .... grip (uncredited)
Stefano Di Pasquali .... grip (uncredited)
Paolo Di Stefano .... electrician (uncredited)
Sergio Faina .... grip (uncredited)
Stefano Falivene .... camera operator (uncredited)
Stanislao Galasso .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... additional second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Cristiano Giavedoni .... electrician (uncredited)
Michele Giuseppe Lacerenza .... electrician (uncredited)
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: additional unit (uncredited)
Gergely Palffy .... super techno crane (uncredited)
Glenn Parker .... still photographer (uncredited)
Francisco Pintore .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Marco J. Riedl .... assistant to michael ballhaus (uncredited)
Giovanni Tancredi .... electrician (uncredited)
Emiliano Topai .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Riccardo Umetelli .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nadya Cazan .... assistant casting: Italy (as Nadia Kazan)
Kathleen Chopin .... casting associate
Kate Dowd .... co-casting: UK
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Antonio Spoletini .... extras casting
Silvano Spoletini .... extras casting
Lilia Trapani .... casting: Italy
Vicky Wildman .... assistant casting: UK
Nadya Cazan .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Euston .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Amanda Koblin .... casting associate (uncredited)
Deirdre Mulrooney .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Gianfilippo Spoletini .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Costanza Bastanti .... wardrobe assistant
John Cowell .... costume painter
Stefano De Nardis .... wardrobe master
Bruno de Santa .... costumer: Mr. DiCaprio (as Bruno De Santa)
Annie Hadley .... chief costume cutter
Anna Lombardi .... costume buyer
Sharon Long .... second assistant costume designer
Claudio Manzi .... costume coordinator
Sonoo Mishra .... costumer: Ms. Diaz
Uliva Pizzetti .... wardrobe mistress: actors
Bettina Pontiggia .... costumer: Mr. Day-Lewis
Paolo Scalabrino .... costume supervisor (as Paolo Stefano Scalabrino)
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer (as Deborah Scott)
Barbara Spoletini .... wardrobe assistant: second unit
Angela Beale .... set costumer (uncredited)
Johanna Bronner .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Gabriella Campagna .... costume ageing (uncredited)
Antonella Camponeschi .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Marco Fantoni .... set costumer (uncredited)
Piermatteo Giacalone .... assistant costumer (uncredited)
Luca Giampaoli .... key metal worker (uncredited)
Claudette Lilly .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Giovanni Lipari .... costumer (uncredited)
Kay Manasseh .... costume buyer (uncredited)
Maurizio Torti .... set costume assistant (uncredited)
Dominic Young .... costume cutter (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Scott Brock .... first assistant editor
Pasquale Buba .... additional editor
Daniel de Rossi .... editorial intern: Italy (as Daniel De Rossi)
Tom Foligno .... first assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Gordon Grinberg .... second assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Charlotte Kirchgaesser .... post-production coordinator
James Y. Kwei .... additional editor (as James Kwei)
Stuart Macphee .... post-production coordinator
Irma Misantoni .... assistant editor: Italy
James D. Putt .... post-production services: Initial Entertainment Group
Michal Shemesh .... apprentice editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter: Buena Vista Negative Cutting
Randy Trager .... second assistant editor
Jeffrey M. Werner .... first assistant editor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color consultant (uncredited)
Sam Freeman .... editor intern (uncredited)
Jennifer Lilly .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Piergiorgio Ambrosi .... production music coordinator
Jim Bruening .... music crew
Patricia Carlin .... music editor
Marcello De Dominicis .... production music advisor
Mariano De Simone .... production music advisor
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Tass Filipos .... music editor (as Anastasios Filipos)
Angelo Giovagnoli .... production music coordinator
Jeff Grace .... music technical coordinator
Greg Laporta .... electronic score programmer
Felicia Michael .... music production coordinator
Melanie Pappenheim .... score vocalist
Lowell Pickett .... music crew
Joe Rangel .... source music coordinator
Robbie Robertson .... executive music producer
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Tim Stritmater .... music crew
Giancarlo Vulcano .... orchestra score supervisor
Hal Willner .... original score producer
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Andy Brown .... music contractor (uncredited)
Jon Olive .... additional music editor (uncredited)
Jason Poss .... music assistant (uncredited)
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fabio Mancini .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator: second unit
Pippi Anoustis .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Herbert Asbury .... suggested by the book by
Deanna Avery .... researcher
Eleonora Baldwin .... script supervisor: second unit
Marianne Bower .... researcher
Julie Brennan .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Justin Brennan .... research assistant
Manuela Cacciamani .... production secretary
Gretchen Campbell .... executive assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Sabrina Canale .... production secretary
Aloura Melissa Charles .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese, Rome (as Aloura Charles)
Laurent Chevallier .... footage: "Djembefola" courtesy of
Bob Corna .... production assistant (as Robert Corna)
Stella D'Onofrio .... script supervisor: second unit
Marie D'Origny .... assistant: Mr. Lewis
John Dell .... advisor: butchering
Freddy Denaës .... footage: "Djembefola" courtesy of (as Freddy Denaes)
Johnny Egan .... production assistant (as John J. Egan III)
Edoardo Ferretti .... production assistant
Maria Fiorito .... accountant
Mario Francini .... backlot manager
Mario Francini .... studio manager
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Dawn Freer .... script supervisor: insert photography
Fabrizio Garuccio .... production assistant
Alessandro Giuseppini .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese, Rome
Eileen Gorman .... production assistant
Jeff Grace .... technical coordinator
Mario Grasso .... production assistant
David Greenbaum .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Rachel Griffiths .... script supervisor
Naisola Grimwood .... post-production researcher
Dean Hood .... production accountant
Anxi Jiang .... performance coordinator: Chinese
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Charlotte Kirchgaesser .... production cast liaison
Greg Laporta .... electronic programmer
Georgia Lee .... production assistant
Erica Levy .... production assistant
Fabrizio Lombardo .... production coordinator: Miramax, Italy
Jesse Lutz .... assistant: Ms. Diaz
Miss Malden .... leader: Alabama Sacred Harp Convention
Phil Marco .... director: insert photography
Pasquale Martino .... animal wrangler
Nicola Marzano .... production assistant
Jennifer Massi .... archival assistant
Mauro Maurizi .... production assistant
Karin Mercurio .... accountant
Paolo Merosi .... production assistant
Sean Mewshaw .... production assistant
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Cariddi Nardulli .... assistant: Mr. DiCaprio
Matthew Newman .... production assistant
Mimosa Nistri Ranalletti .... production assistant (as Mimosa Nistri Ranelletti)
Erik Paoletti .... location manager
David Parfitt .... production consultant
Nikki Parker .... international publicist: Denmead Marketing
Gianluca Passone .... backlot manager
Gianluca Passone .... studio manager
Giampiero Pelusi .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
Edoardo Petti .... production assistant
Eric Ian Robinson .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein (as Eric Robinson)
Davide Sacchetti .... production assistant
Luc Sante .... historical advisor
Barbara Schneeweiss .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Simona Sciannimanico .... production secretary
Enzo Sisti .... production auditor
Catherine Smith .... production coordinator
Lois Smith .... publicist
Luigi Spoletini .... production assistant
Gael Teicher .... footage: "Djembefola" courtesy of
Elisabetta Tomasso .... production coordinator: second unit
Stefano Veneruso .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Piera Cimino .... workshop tailor (uncredited)
Adrian Correia .... production assistant (uncredited)
Flavio De Simone .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Dee .... assistant to line producer (uncredited)
Nicola Fedrigoni .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alessandro Fiorito .... payroll clerk (uncredited)
David E. Fischer .... body double: multiple characters (uncredited)
Andy Garner .... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Augusto Grassi .... leather master (uncredited)
Giampaolo Grassi .... leather worker (uncredited)
Sandra Lee .... marketing and promotion (uncredited)
Matthew Makar .... production assistant (uncredited)
Aurelio Marino .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Daniele Modesti .... location manager (uncredited)
Daniele Modesti .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gianluca Nardulli .... publicity consultant (uncredited)
Kathryn O'Brien .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Alessandra Olivieri .... production assistant (uncredited)
Glenn Parker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Sholto Radford .... assistant production secretary (uncredited)
Silvia Riolo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cristiano Sebastianelli .... payroll clerk (uncredited)
Eleonora Sparagna .... assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Mauro Venditti .... production staff (uncredited)
Angela Victor .... production assistant: re-shoot (uncredited)
Ryan Viniotis .... stage coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tyler Anbinder .... special thanks
Linda A. Borgeson .... special thanks (as Linda Borgeson)
Tamar Chammou .... special thanks
Adam Chuck .... special thanks
Colin Cotter .... special thanks
Pamela Cruz .... special thanks
Barbara De Fina .... special thanks (as Barbara Defina)
Franco di Tivoli .... special thanks (as Franco Di Tivoli)
Phil Downey .... special thanks
Alan Duke .... special thanks
Michael Eisner .... special thanks
Hiromitsu Furukawa .... special thanks (as Hiro Furukawa)
James Gianopulos .... special thanks (as Jim Gianopulos)
Julie Goldstein .... special thanks
Jonathan Gordon .... special thanks
Nigel Green .... special thanks
Nancy Groce .... special thanks
John Hadity .... special thanks
Sara Helman .... special thanks
Kevin Hyman .... special thanks
Ken Kamins .... special thanks
Michael Kaplan .... special thanks
Pauline King .... special thanks
Karina Kliss .... special thanks
Charles Layton .... special thanks
Michael J. Luisi .... special thanks (as Michael Luisi)
John Miller .... special thanks
Bob Osher .... special thanks
Meryl Poster .... special thanks
Peter Quinn .... special thanks
Joe Roth .... special thanks
Jay Sakamoto .... special thanks
Rick Sands .... special thanks
Peter Schlessel .... special thanks
Whitney Wilson .... special thanks
Rebecca Yamin .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language
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At one point in the film, Monk (Brendan Gleeson) speaks a line of Gaelic to Amsterdam (Leonardo DiCaprio) and then translates it. Before working as an actor, Gleeson taught Gaelic (among other subjects) as a secondary school teacher.See more »
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Factual errors: US Navy vessels never fired on New York City during the draft riots, as depicted in the movie.See more »
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Amsterdam Vallon:Challenge.
Bill:Challenge accepted.
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Lament for the Dead of the NorthSee more »

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58 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
NOT A MASTERPIECE, BUT A GREAT 'HEAVY' FILM..., 29 December 2002



For all its' Uber-violence, 'Gangs of New York' is a majestic piece of filmmaking. Director Martin Scorcese reunites once again with Editor Thelma Schoonmaker and Production Designer Dante Ferretti thusly recreating a potion of a country's history spectacled with infestation, disease and rampant violence. These are but some of the characteristics employed in an unconventional manner in hopes of telling a memorable story. Scorcese displays to the filmmaking world how imaginative he can be with his long overdue, epic and costly motion picture based upon a time in New York City's history where violence was not sporadic, but a necessity for survival. Set directly in New York's Five Points District, on a micro scale the film tells the vengeful story of Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo Di Caprio), a young man who returns 16 years after being banished from Five Points after witnessing his father's defeat at the hands of a vicious rival known as Bill The Butcher; infamous for his fixation with the meats and his innate sense of slaughterous murder. Upon Amsterdam's return, he has but one aim - avenge his father's death at the hands of the vicious 'community leader' William Cutting,, a.k.a. Bill The Butcher. Cutting prides himself as being a sadistic and remorseless thug who surrounds himself with the filth of the community in order to profit himself and his political allies. Daniel Day Lewis comes out of seclusion for a craft he apparently dislikes and simply nails this performance as a sophisticated and well-spoken murderer who has no parameters nor morals to bound him. He fights for the Yankee Way and opposes anyone who threatens the American lifestyle.

On a macro scale, the story is a piece of American history as it recreates the arduous battles commenced in 1846 between the Irish settlers and the Anglo- Saxon 'natives' who sought to protect their country against foreigners. In all of this, the draft riots are explicitly revealed as those who chose not to fight were sought out and forced to. At one point, the film effortlessly demonstrates how immigrants were drafted right off the boats as they had a suitcase from a foreign country one moment, and an American Uniform the next practically unable to speak the English language, yet ready to wage war against an unknown enemy. The draft riot scene is a pivotal sequence in the film as it prepares the anti-climactic finale in which more violence and an astonishing amount of blood are spilled over the original streets of New York. This film makes every effort in highlighting what the term 'gang' means as it has undergone various permutations in definition. The original story by Jay Cocks (The Age of Innocence) has been filtered by Kenneth Lonergan (Analyze This) and Steven Zaillan (Hannibal) and contains the conventional pratfalls of Hollywood Cinema such as double crosses and plot twists, yet they are thankfully kept to a minimal. The story retains its core not so much on the development of the characters, but on the development of the times and interestingly enough, the interplay between Bill The Butcher and his rival Priest Vallon was stressed. Despite their differences and years after Priest's death, The Butcher still honored and celebrated his life. Sharing the same values and only divided by faith, honor was still a trait some had amidst all the ruins. Throughout all this lies an ingenious film in which Scorcese allows his characters to develop and evolve, as the film is a delicate piece of cinema balanced against a sensitive subject matter and directed with the utmost class and originality. Production Designer Dante Ferretti recreates the filth-infested streets and deplorable living conditions as poverty, decay, infestation and paucity are not spared in order to retell one of the vilest stories in recent memory. Those who are familiar with Scorcese's work will know he is the machine behind such films as 'Casino', 'Goodfellas' and the perennial classics 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull'. Those films are always under constant attack for the apparently amoral manner in which they exude violence, and now Scorcese can add the cornerstone of all violent films with 'Gangs of New York'. This is a perversely tempestuous violence-riddled film filled with gore, viciousness and intensity all in good use in order to demonstrate the living conditions when everyone had to sleep with one eye open. The film commences with no opening credits, just the company credits roll as we see Liam Neeson play the character of Priest Vallon, a highly admirable Community leader also fighting for what he believes in, the safety and prosperity of the Irish people based in New York. As the film opens, we see him bestow values upon a young Amsterdam Vallon as an opening battle sequence of epic proportions is mounting. The weapons are being bladed, prayers are being said and families are told goodbye as these warriors will clash on the streets of New York for the right to claim property and ownership of honor amongst thieves. Eerily close to the Brian De Palma School of suspenseful filmmaking, Scorcese seems to take a page from the aforementioned Director as the opening sequence is mounted in a very resourceful manner. Quick editing cuts thanks to Thelma Schoonmaker's hand demonstrate the weapons being sharpened as one tracking camera shot pans through the Dead Rabbits Gang led by Priest Vallon as the increasing volume in music indicates war is near. The camera tracks all the characters as we have been inside from the beginning of the film, and we have been introduced to the poverty and wretchedness of the times in a dark and cold shelter. Then the camera points towards a door and as it opens, all we see is a blanket of white symbolically representing the purity of the war and its' valor, but foreshadowing the red coat of paint about the cover the cobble stoned streets of New York. Phenomenal. That is filmmaking, and as the pace quickens, the war commences as challenges are made, met and the massacre ensues as our film slowly introduces the viewer to the violence as Scorcese aims to condition the viewer - B.F. Skinner style. This is somewhat different than his other outings whereas in both 'Goodfellas' and 'Casino' Scorcese boldly introduces ultra-violence without the slightest amount of warning. In this film, Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) commences the war immediately as he slices and dices his way through the street enmeshed in a series of direct stab wounds yet no blood, but as he progresses and continues his assault, the knives are introduced as blood soaked, then the puncture wounds are accentuated as he pierces his way through flesh and finally we see his face saturated in the blood of others against the intentionally misplaced musical score of Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

This sets the tone for a film not aiming to please anyone or to alleviate the discourse of cinematic violence. It recreates a time when violence was rampant and for the purposes of storytelling, the violence quotient was necessary to give justice to the lewdness of the situation. Even women are not spared as Cameron Diaz portrays a charismatic pocket thief named Jennie Everdeane.

Despite her romantic engagement with Amsterdam, through her savage beating Scorcese displays no one was spared during the riots from the hands of predatory thieves who were vying to survive. Many have voiced criticism over the lengthy running time, and while many have stated there were segments which could have been trimmed, I disagree. At a running time of approximately two hours and forty minutes, the film recreates a piece of history sought with fragility and values conveyed to the viewer. People would give their lives for this war waged for the rights to claim ownership of NYC and it was of the utmost importance to develop that religious fanaticism closely. The characters in the film resemble heavily wrapped boxes, in which Scorcese allows to be unwrapped a little at a time; all the while he displays his prowess as a Director who astonishes with this film. For it is true the pacing was uneven at times, and the unraveling of the characters could have been sped up. But all of this is intentional in order to evoke a climax which represents their war between the Foreigners and the Anglo-Saxons in a city that had enough of its' riotous ways. While the violence will surely turn off Academy Members, Daniel Day Lewis' performance will not and this film will stand the true test of time as a story so unequivocally told it will remain indelibly etched in viewers minds long after the final sequence. Transition shots display the evolution of New York City from a point of view of a tombstone nestled right under the Brooklyn Bridge. Cross dissolves start in 1863 and documents the changes from that exact point up until the time the Two Towers of NYC were standing. Perhaps reminding the world despite the progression of mankind, we are still not civilized.

Giancarlo's Rating: ***

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