Billy Bathgate

Synopsis: Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20's and 30's, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man's rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz' gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing so to speak. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Robert Benton
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

'til the cows come home.

The dutchman's hidin' out.

Dutch Schultz don't

hide from nobody.

Joey's brother works for Dutch

and he said the heat is on.

Joey faye's brother?

How'd he get a job

workin' for Schultz?

He caught on.

- How?

- I don't know, he caught on.

- Schultz noticed him.

- Give me a cigarette.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I have the pleasure

to present the phantom:

The world's greatest juggler.

The world's greatest jerk.

He has come to us directly

from a tour of the crowned

heads of Europe.

And he will juggle,

not one, not two, not three,

but four balls. Count 'em.

This was never before attempted

in the Bronx, New York, U.S.A.

Shut up. Look!

That's him.

- That's Schultz.

- Oh, my God.

He drives a black packard.

He's got a gun.

It's very simple,

but I think I got

this whole thing under control.

Then do it, counselor.

Pay 'em off.

Do it. What's he doing?

Hey, kid, come here.

Come here.


Arthur, can I just finish

this point I'm trying to make?

I know you don't like

to talk about money,

but I need about $10,000

more to cover these guys.

I mean, it seems like a lot.

$10,000 is a lot of money.

But these are the best

attorneys on the east coast.

They have a lot of connections.

If we do go to trial...

This doesn't go to trial.

A capable boy.

Arthur, look, just look.

Can you give me an answer?

You want an answer?

How come you're the cheapest

lawyer I could find...

And you still cost me

all this dough?

He always wants a little money.

Hey, Billy!

Did you see that?

He just met Dutch Schultz.

What do ya got there?

Now he's a big shot.

Let me look at it.

Wanna see me double it?

Wanna see me double it?

Hey, Billy!

Come on, share the wealth.


Arnold garbage!


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Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. more…

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