Billy Bathgate (1991)

Billy Bathgate

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In this film version of E. L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate, Loren Dean plays the title character, a street-smart kid who inveigles his way into the confidence of 1930s gangster Dutch Schultz (Dustin Hoffman). Billy is ordered to look after Schultz' new moll, Drew Preston (Nicole Kidman), while Dutch fends off tax evasion charges and such up-and-coming rivals as Lucky Luciano (Stanley Tucci). Even though they know they're playing with dynamite, Billy and Drew fall in love. In attempting to escape … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Stoppard
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On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
Runtime:

Cast


as Dutch Schultz

as Drew Preston

as Billy Bathgate

as Bo Weinberg

as Otto Berman

as Mickey

as Dixie Davis

as Lucky Luciano

as Julie Martin

as Mr. Hines

as Mary Behan

as Rebecca

as Billy's Gang Member

as Billy's Gang Member

as Luciano Thug

as Billy's Gang Member

as Billy's Gang Member

as Hotel Manager

as 2nd Bell Hop

as Dutch's Thug

as Dutch's Thug

as Billy's Gang Member

as Supervisor

as Fire Inspector

as Harvey Preston

as Billy's Gang Member

as Father McInerny

as Harvey's Friend

as Bell Boy

as Mr. Chambers

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Embassy Club Singer

as Bartender

as Woman at Table

as Tote Man

as Racetrack Program Se...

as 1st Bell Hop

as 2nd Bell Hop

as News Vendor

as Bingo Winner

as Auctioneer

as Woman at Bake Sale

as Chophouse Bartender

as Hitman

as Hitman

as Luciano Thug

as Luciano Thug

as Luciano Thug

as Luciano Thug

as Man in Window

as Newsboy
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Critic Reviews for Billy Bathgate

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 1, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 12, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Billy Bathgate

½

Little known gangster film similar in ways to Casino, Goodfellas set in the 1930's. Has a strong cast including Bruce Willis and Nicole Kidman.

Deano78
Dean King

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Billy Bathgate should be much more exciting and gritty than it is. The story of Dutch Schultz and his decline offers a wealth of material for Hollywood to make a competent gangster film. Instead, Billy Bathgate focuses more on Schultz's protege, and his brief love interest in Nicole Kidman. This succeeds in making the movie boring at times.That said, Dustin Hoffman was excellent as Schultz, and Bruce Willis was effective as well, though ultimately wasted. Hoffman and the excellent world building, the most realistic depiction of 1930s New York I've seen, are why I ultimately enjoyed it, despite its' prominent flaws.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

½

A strangely unfulfilling gangster movie. One would expect a greater film considering the all star cast.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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