Two rival gang leaders vie for power, love and respect in rough-and-tumble 1860s New York City.
This epic tale of vengeance and survival from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese was nominated for ten Academy Awards® and won two Golden Globes.
As waves of immigrants swell the population of 1860s New York, lawlessness and corruption thrive in Manhattan's Five Points section. After years of incarceration, young Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) returns, seeking revenge against the rival gang leader who killed his father, William Cutting aka “Bill the Butcher” (Daniel Day-Lewis).
Amsterdam falls in love with the fiercely independent Jenny Everdeane (Cameron Diaz), an enigmatic pickpocket with past links to Bill the Butcher. But Amsterdam's personal vendetta is subsumed in the gang warfare that erupts as he and his fellow Irishmen fight to carve a place for themselves in their newly adopted homeland.
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