Top 10 Gangs Of New York Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Gangs Of New York facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Gangs Of New York film message.

Amsterdam kills the Butcher with the exact kill move that the Butcher taught him earlier.
Amsterdam kills the Butcher with the exact kill move that the Butcher taught him earlier.
Johnny Sirocco is strung up/impaled and left to die on a metal fence. There is an old expression that goes "play both sides of the fence and you get caught on the barbed wire". Allegedly, this is also how the real Johnny Sirocco was killed.
Johnny Sirocco is strung up/impaled and left to die on a metal fence. There is an old expression that goes "play both sides of the fence and you get caught on the barbed wire". Allegedly, this is also how the real Johnny Sirocco was killed.

Gangs Of New York Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Nosferatu makes an appearance during the body snatching scene.
    Nosferatu makes an appearance during the body snatching scene.
  • 1 - Amsterdam (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) spreads his arms during a misty harbor raid, in homage to Leo's famous scene in the Titanic.
    Amsterdam (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) spreads his arms during a misty harbor raid, in homage to Leo's famous scene in the Titanic.

Gangs Of New York Hidden Details

During the Uncle Tom's Cabin vegetable throwing scene, Bill Cutting pulls out a full head of lettuce and smashes it over McGloin's head

1 - Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) uses the same kill tactic with a knife he showed Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) with the pig, to kill his father, Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson) in the beginning battle of the movie.
Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) uses the same kill tactic with a knife he showed Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) with the pig, to kill his father, Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson) in the beginning battle of the movie.

You can see the rubber prop cleaver that Daniel Day Lewis throws at Brendon Gleeson hit the ground and is visible throughout the shot. Skip to 2:02 in the video.

1 - "Gangs of New York' as a montage of NYC skyline rises, headstones in foreground start to collapse. Right before it fades to black the is wind blowing weeds and a "Styrofoam" headstone in the bottom right corner flaps up and down.
"Gangs of New York' as a montage of NYC skyline rises, headstones in foreground start to collapse. Right before it fades to black the is wind blowing weeds and a "Styrofoam" headstone in the bottom right corner flaps up and down.
1 - Bill the Butcher's vest looks familiar.
Bill the Butcher's vest looks familiar.
Gangs Of New York poster
Gangs Of New York poster

Gangs Of New York Plot

In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Gangs Of New York. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama
Director Martin Scorsese
Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent
IMDB score 7.5