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The Hoods

The book The Hoods was made into the movie Once Upon a Time in America.

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Book details for The Hoods

The Hoods was written by Harry Grey. The book was published in 1952 by Signet. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Movie details for Once Upon a Time in America

The movie was released in 1984 and directed by Sergio Leone. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, James Hayden, Joe Pesci, Larry Rapp, William Forsythe, Danny Aiello, Burt Young, Darlanne Fluegel, Dutch Miller, Robert Harper, Richard Bright, Gerard Murphy, Amy Ryder, Olga Karlatos, Mario Brega and Ray Dittrich.

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This movie has a checkered history, having been chopped from its original 227-minute director's cut to 139 minutes for its U.S. release. This longer edition benefits from having the complete story (the short version has huge gaps) about turn-of-the-centu... Read More
This movie has a checkered history, having been chopped from its original 227-minute director's cut to 139 minutes for its U.S. release. This longer edition benefits from having the complete story (the short version has huge gaps) about turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants in America finding their way into lives of crime, as told in flashback by an aging Jewish gangster named Noodles (Robert De Niro). On the other hand, it's almost four hours long, and this sometimes-indulgent Sergio Leone film is no Godfather. Still, it is notable for the contrast between Leone's elegiac take on the gangster film and his occasional explosive action, as well as for the mix of the stoic, inexpressive De Niro and the hyperactive James Woods as his lifelong friend and rival. --Marshall Fine