In the tradition of THE GODFATHER comes Sergio Leone's compelling dramatic epic chronicling the lives of two boyhood cohorts and their struggle to achieve power in the gangland heirarchy. Academy Award- winner Robert De Niro (GOODFELLAS, A BRONX TALE) stars in this powerful tale of raw, brutal emotion. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods (NIXON, GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI), Elizabeth McGovern (SHE'S HAVING A BABY), Treat Williams (PRINCE OF THE CITY) and Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci (GOODFELLAS, LETHAL WEAPON 2 & 3) co-star.
Won: Best Score, Best Costume Design, 1985 BAFTA Awards
Nominated: Best Director - Motion Picture, Best Original Score - Motion Picture, 1985 Golden Globes
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA delivers a profound kind of mystery. -- Adam Smith, EMPIRE