Gangs of New York is a 2002 American historical fiction film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan, inspired by Herbert Asbury's 1927 non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York. It was made in Cinecittà, Rome, distributed by Miramax Films and nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wikipedia
Gangs of New York is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American Civil War films, Films set in the 1860s, Films set in New York City, Gangster films, Irish-American culture, Miramax films, Films whose director won the Best Director Golden Globe and Films set in the 1840s.
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Walter 'Monk' McGinn: (Pins Amsterdam to the wall) That's it, that's it! Tear my head off and destruct the world! Just like the rest of the stupid Irish in this country! That's why I never ran with your dad! Amsterdam Vallon: Get off me you crazy bastard! Walter 'Monk' McGinn: (Leans in and whispers a line of Gaelic. Then, in English) It means, 'If you're not strong you'd better be smart.' Now I don't know if you're being too clever or too dumb, but whichever it is just remember this much. For all his faults, your father was a man who loved his people. (Releases Amsterdam and walks away)