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Once Upon a Time in America is a crime drama film directed by Sergio Leone and released in 1984.

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Is there a connection between these “Once Upon a Time In…” titled films?

Sergio Leone directed two similarly titled films: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) What is the connection between the films? Is there a reason the film titles ...
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Who was trying to kill Noodles in Once Upon a Time in America?

At the beginning of Once Upon a Time in America, there are some gangsters that try to kill Noodles, kill Eve and beat up Fat Moe. Is it implied anywhere in the movie who are they working for? Was it ...
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What's the lounge-type place where people come to smoke and relax?

The Chinese place where Johnny Depp as inspector Aberline first appeared in the movie From Hell where people were smoking.. what's that exactly in the Chinese culture? I've seen the same place in Once ...
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What is the significance of annoying phone ring?

What is the significance of annoying phone ring in Once Upon a Time in America? At the the beginning of the movie, the phone rang for 4 to 5 minutes continuously.
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Why did Deborah not let Noodles back in

In Once Upon a Time in America why did Deborah not let Noodles back in after he and Max were beaten up by Bugsy and his gang of thugs?
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Did the Gang, including Fat Moe, know that Noodles raped Deborah?

After the rape, which took place just before Intermission in Once Upon a Time in America, Noodles returns to the gang who are cold and awkward towards him. Deborah's brother, Fat Moe, seems either ...
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What was the meaning of what Bailey told Noodles at the end of Once Upon a Time in America?

In the final conversation between Noodles and Max, Max says to him: "You failed to realize that the cops were in it too", and that it was a syndicate operation. What does that mean? That It wasn't a ...
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Does Noodles naively ignore the reality about Max's betrayal?

In Once Upon A Time In America, is Noodles conscious about what his friend did to him or is that reality too harsh for him to accept it. Maybe he does take a deliberate choice, preferring to keep ...
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Once Upon A Time In America denoumente

The movie Once Upon A Time In America is lavish in its cinematography. But the end unwinds without a satisfying resolution. I have a hard time understanding everything beyond when De Niro's character ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...