Once Upon a Time in America

Synopsis: Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Sergio Leone
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
229 min

You crawl up toilet walls just like a roach.

So, what are you?

Let go!

I make you sick, huh? Then how

come you showed me your tush?

To a roach!

Go look at yourself, David Aaronson!

She don't leave me alone,

I'm gonna give her what she's asking for.

- What's Bugsy want?

- We gotta wake up a deadbeat.

That schmuck

at the newsstand didn't pay.

Here's your money, sir!


- Look at it!

- It looks great! Wow!

Come on, guys.

Come on, come on!

Now make up your minds.

- Noodles, let's take the dollar.

- Yeah!

Skip, here you go.

That one.


Hey, Sam, I'll see you next Thursday.

That one.

Are you nuts?

Bugsy said we could take the dollar

or we could roll the drunk.

Yeah, but he ain't even drunk yet.

We'll wait!

- Well, you roll that one over there.

- What's to roll? He drunk it all.

Bounce that little shikker.


It's Fartface!


We should've took the dollar.

Could've had 10 of corned

beef sandwiches on poppy-seed rolls.

Look, the wagon will hide us from Fartface.

Get ready!


Throw your jacket over him.

Hey, mister, you sick?

Poor guy, you'll be okay. Come on, I'll help ya.

Come on, up you go!

Now, you're worse

than my Uncle Nathan.

Why do you want to get soused?

You can't even walk, I'll take you home.

Go, Mama!

Stop right there. Hey, you!

Yeah, I'm talking to you.

What are you kids doing here, huh?

- What are we kids doing here?

- We're getting it up the ass.

Yeah, getting screwed.

Is there a law against it?

Can you spare a dime for poor little

pisherkehs that just got it up the ass?

Come on, get out of here.

Come on,get off the street!

Come on, get out of here.

Get off the street!

Go ahead.

And don't come back.

I don't wanna see you here again.

All right?

Hey, stop by for you later.

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Leonardo Benvenuti

Leonardo Benvenuti (8 September 1923 – 3 November 2000) was an Italian screenwriter. He wrote for 135 films between 1948 and 2000. He was born in Florence, Italy and died in Rome, Italy. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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