DVD 106 mins IMDB 5.7
Billy Bathgate
Buena Vista (1991)
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Drama, Crime, Action
USA  /  English

Steve Buscemi Irving
John Costelloe Lulu
Loren Dean Billy Bathgate
Steven Hill Otto Berman
Dustin Hoffman Dutch Schultz
Billy Jaye Mickey
Timothy Jerome Dixie Davis
Nicole Kidman Drew Preston
Stanley Tucci Lucky Luciano
Bruce Willis Bo Weinberg

Director Robert Benton
Producer Arlene Donovan; Robert F. Colesberry
Writer Tom Stoppard; E.L. Doctorow

The story is based loosely on underworld characters from the 1920’s and 30’s on the East Coast. Billy Bathgate (Loren Dean) is a poor Bronx teenager who made his fortune in organized crime: rising quickly from errand boy to second in command in a gang run by the infamous gangster, Dutch Schultz (Dustin Hoffman). Schultz becomes Billy’s mentor and teaches him the tools of the underworld where money and risky behavior go hand in hand. The gangsters take Billy to their hideout in upstate New York where they are awaiting trial. For a time, Schultz converts to Catholicism and becomes a respected member of society. Young Billy falls for Schultz’s girlfriend Drew (Nicole Kidman) when he is asked to look after her. They pretend to be a couple in Saratoga. When Billy realizes that Drew is to be killed off, he starts to question a life of crime and contacts Drew’s husband Bo (Bruce Willis) in NY to warn him of the plans. At the trial, Schultz is acquitted; however the Attorney General comes up with additional charges which send the gang into hiding for a second time. On an errand to deliver news from the Attorney General, Billy and a bartender are the only survivors when rival gangsters murder the gang.

Edition Details
Barcode 8711875944123
Region Region 1
Release Date 2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (16:9)
Subtitles Dutch
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1