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Once Upon a Time in America

Sergio Leone, 1984

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Once Upon A Time In America
Lee Hays, 1984

NOVELIZATION

Once Upon A Time In America is a movie novelization written by Lee Hays in 1984 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Sergio Leone in 1984. The movie features Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld, Burt Young, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is based on

Book cover
The Hoods (1952)
Book by Harry Grey

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RATING

8.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)

7.4

/ 10

Book Cover: Once Upon A Time In America (Lee Hays, 1984)

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Storyline

Ex-gangster David Aaronson is drawn back to New York City after years of being in hiding, despite his vow to never return after the deaths of his friends in the lower East Side. As David pieces together his past he discovers new truths about his friends’ deaths.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Once Upon a Time in America, the 1984 movie by Sergio Leone

Year

1984

Minutes

229

Movie Rate

8.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Once Upon a Time in America

Country: USA

Year: 1984

Length: 3h49m

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Cover of Once Upon A Time In America, the 1984 book by Lee Hays

Year

1984

Pages

185

Book Rate

7.42

S: Goodreads

Book

Once Upon A Time In America

Country: USA

First published in: 1984

Length: 185 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Cover of Once Upon A Time In America, the 1984 book by Lee Hays

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