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 Schultz' wrath, Billy succeeds only in putting himself in the thick of a gun battle… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"Uninspired but intriguing gangster flick with fine work from Hoffman and Kidman."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Kidman steals the whole show."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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