Overall Rank: 9055
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 26
Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/1991
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Benton
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci
Plot: The film is seen through the eyes of its title character who is a young man from the Bronx played by Loren Dean who encounters and impresses the notorious 1930's gangster and bootlegger Dutch Schultz and even becomes his protégé. -- MovieAddict
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Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007
Not only does it have Nicole Kidman nude, but Bruce Willis is in this. What more can you ask for?
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MovieAddict - wrote on 02/19/2012
Billy Bathgate (Loren Dean) is a punk street kid from the Bronx, who is ambitious and wants to make money. The easiest way is to become a gangster, and he is thrilled to be noticed by wealthy Dutch Schultz (Dustin Hoffman) who is the head of the Jewish Mafia but Dutch is losing his grip as the FBI prosecutes him for tax evasion and mobsters Moe Weinberg and Lucky Luciano turn against him, believing that he's losing his touch and needs to be gotten rid of.
Dustin Hoffman gives a fine performance of a cunning, ruthless, and violent gangster whose way of dealing with a problem is to eliminate it as directly as possible. He's unpredictable; he may pat your face one minute and put a bullet through your open mouth the next. Steven Hill as Otto Berman, Schultz' long time operations manager …
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