“Once Upon a Time in America” quotes(1984)
Plot – The Jewish neighborhood of New York during '20s is the game field of a gang of kids. Max and Noodles are the leaders. The road is their kingdom where they perform muggings, thefts, blackmails to the policemen and so on. As they grow up, they continue their activities during the Prohibition era. Noodles has always been in love with Deborah, a nice Jewish girl who studies dance and wants to become a star. The gang becomes more important in the neighborhood when a man, commissioned by the boss of another city, instructs the guys to assault and rob a diamonds' laboratory.
All actors – Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, Danny Aiello, Richard Bright, James Hayden, William Forsythe, Darlanne Fluegel, Larry Rapp, Richard Foronjy, Robert Harper, Dutch Miller, Gerard Murphy, Amy Ryder, Olga Karlatos, Mario Brega, Ray Dittrich, Frank Gio, Karen Shallo, Angelo Florio, Scott Schutzman Tiler, Rusty Jacobs, Brian Bloom, Adrian Curran, Mike Monetti, Noah Moazezi, James Russo, Frankie Caserta, Joey Marzella, Clem Caserta, Frank Sisto, Jerry Strivelli, Julie Cohen, Marvin Scott, Mike Gendel, Paul Herman, Ann Neville, Joey Faye, Linda Ipanema, Tandy Cronyn, Richard Zobel, Baxter Harris, Arnon Milchan, Bruno Iannone, Marty Licata, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Estelle Harris, Gerritt Debeer, Jennifer Connelly, Alexander Godfrey, Cliff Cudney, Paul Farentino, Bruce Bahrenburg, Mort Freeman, Sandra Solberg, Jay Zeely, Massimo Liti, , Susan Spafford, Greg Anthony, Salvatore Billa, Bruno Bilotta, Matteo Cafiso, Nelson Camp, Scott Coffey, Louise Fletcher, Francesca Leone, Chuck Low, Ron Nummi, Fabio Rosciolishow all
“Once Upon a Time in America” Quotes 34 quotes
Nobody's gonna love you the way I loved you. There were times I couldn't stand it any more. I used to think of you. I'd think, "Deborah lives. She's out there. She exists". And that would get me through it all. You know how important that was to me?
“Many years ago, I had a friend, a dear friend. I turned him in to save his life, but he was killed. But he wanted it that way. It was a great friendship.”
“- Deborah: Why do you want to see me?
- Noodles: Two reasons. I wanted to see if you did the right thing, turning me down to be an actress.
- Deborah: Well?
- Noodles: You did. You're terrific.”
“I've been watching you all night, and you've been drinking like a fish. Trying to get your courage up? We're only bringing in a shipment of booze, it's got so you're even scared to do that. Maybe you just better stay home tonight, with Eve.”
“When you've been betrayed by a friend, you hit back. Do it.”
“- Deborah: Been waiting long?
- Noodles: All my life.”
“Why go on living when we can bury you for $49.50?”
“- Carol: Why don't we make it a threesome, huh?
- Max: Can't you see he's got other plans for tonight?
- Carol: Well, bring her along! We'll make it a foursome!”
“- Max: Sit down, Noodles. Make yourself comfortable. I'm glad you accepted my invitation.
- Noodles: Well, I was curious. So many important people in one place...
- Max: Yes. Well, the rats usually desert a sinking ship. But in my case, they appear to be flocking on board.”
“- Noodles: Well, at least you recognized me. That's something.
- Deborah: Actresses have good memories.”
“You wanted a place by the ocean. I had it opened. It was closed for the season. All these tables are for two people. Pick whatever one you want.”
“Age can wither me, Noodles. We're both getting old. All that we have left now are our memories.”
“- Noodles: Who would've put a penny on you?
- Fat Moe: I'd have put everything I ever had on you.
- Noodles: Yeah, and you would've lost.”
“Noodles... I slipped.”
“- Noodles: What is it?
- Max: It's a throne. It was a gift to a pope. It cost me about 800 bucks.
- Carol: It's from the 17th century.
- Noodles: What are you going to do with it?
- Max: I'm sitting on it.”
“- Carol: Hit me!
- Noodles: What, are you crazy?”
“- Noodles: It's true I have killed people, Mr. Bailey. Sometimes to defend myself, sometimes for money. And many people used to come to us. Business partners, rivals, lovers. Some of the jobs we took, and some we didn't. Yours is one we would never touch, Mr Bailey.
- Max: Is this your idea of revenge?
- Noodles: No. It's just the way I see things.”
“Hey, Maxie, everywhere you go, I go too. Remember that.”