The movie shows us 4-5 stories about several persons slowly getting woven together creating incredible, funny and bizarre incidents which you never would have expected. The 2 hitmen (Jackson and Travolta) are out to retrieve a stolen suitcase from their boss, Marsellus Wallace, when a series of unexpected events happen. In the meantime the aging boxer Butch Coolidge (Willis) gets paid by Wallace to lose his next fight, but unfortunately kills his opponent in the ring by knockout. On another side in town 2 thieves decide to hold up a restaurant. And Wallace wants Vincent Vega (Travolta) to accompany his girlfriend Mia to the local restaurant when something goes terribly wrong.
Christopher Moran 7/22/2015 Professor Kovtun Film Analysis The Verbal and Nonverbal in Gangs of New York The Name of the movie that I will be analyzing for you today is, “Gangs of New York.” This movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio as the two main characters. In this movie DiCaprio plays a young Irish immigrant named Amsterdam Vallon, who was just released from prison. Vallon returns to the Five Points, the setting of the movie, to seek revenge against his father's killer, William “The Butcher” Cutting, who is played by Daniel Day-Lewis. “The Butcher” is a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader and Vallon knows that revenge can only be achieved by becoming a part of Cutting's inner circle and destroying him from the inside out. Amsterdam's journey becomes a story of personal survival and a battle to try and find a place for the Irish in 1860's New York.
Brooklyn’s Finest A Review of Ethical Systems in Police Work Traci Hann Ethics in Criminal Justice Dr.Jim Ruiz February 16, 2012 Abstract Brooklyn’s Finest has all the elements of a great teaching movie involving ethics. We encounter the Blue Wall of Silence with Eddie Dugan in one of the opening scenes. Asking him to lie, so that the city of New York is appeased in an incident, factors into what we have learned in previous classes. Also covered is corruption within the police department. Sal Procida involved with the drug world as part of his duties, has no qualms about stuffing his pockets with their money.
Mike joins the Marines after World War I begins. Tom and Matt quickly begin climbing the ladder in the bootlegging scene, and Tom starts to get more ruthless with how he goes about his life. Eventually, a rival gang attacks Tom and Matt, and Matt is killed in crossfire. Tom attempts to get his revenge one night and ends up getting shot. This is where his downfall begins.
That's when they decided enough is enough and to fight back, and since they were brought up in the Salvadorian civil war as little kids they decided if these guys want violence well show them violence and they took gang warfare to next level by brutally stabbing and shooting opposing gangs. MS-13 got started in Los Angeles in the 1980s by Salvadorans fleeing a civil war. Many of the kids grew up surrounded by violence. Del Hendrix son of Barito Onda, a gang-outreach program, remembers an MS-13 member who recounted one of his earliest memories: guarding the family's crops at the age of 4, armed with a machete, alone at night. When he and others reached the mean streets of the L.A. ghetto, Mexican gangs preyed on them.
Two Irish brothers accidentally killed mafia thugs, after a bar fight. They turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and started knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Dectective Smecker is trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was to catching the Irish brother, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. Irish brothers Connor & Murphy McManus live and work in Boston.
Gangs of New York is set in 1863 at the Five Points neighborhood in Manhattan. Amsterdam Vallon is returning to seek revenge against Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting, who murdered his father years ago in a bloody clash between Bill’s gang ‘The Nativists’ with the Native Americans and ‘The Deadly Rabbits,” a gang of Irish immigrants lead by Priest Vallon, in response to the Native American gang. During the time that Vallon returns, lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives lead by ‘The Butcher’. The movie also takes place during the time of the Civil War and forced drafting into the military leads to some of the worst riots in United States history. Even though Vallon is surrounded by the violence and corruption of the gangs and war, he tries to establish himself and seek revenge for his father’s death.
He does not reveal and or admit to anyone that he knew and involvment in Joey’s murder until later on the film. Terry confesses to Father Barry about his involvement in Joey’s death and Father Barry convinces Terry to tell Edie. With the help of Father Barry and Joey’s sister, Edie Doyle, Terry decides to try and expose the mobsters corrupt union leaders plans to employ and to extort money and labor, but it may be too late. Terry ends up testifying to the commission in court against Friendly’s mob, and sends him and every mob member to prison. The film then moves to a scene in which Terry delivers a speech announcing a new goal which was to break away from mob rule.
The ultimate commitment to a prison gang is lifelong membership. Often in prisons, inmates of the same race stick together, suggesting that ethnicity can be an important cohesive factor in inmate populations. For proof of this theory, look at the formation of the Mexican Mafia, Black Guerilla Family, and Blood and Crips gangs. It is generally accepted that the Mexican Mafia, a Latino based gang, formed around 1957 at the Duel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. It was originally founded by 13 inmates who were active Latino street gang members from different neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area.
Before the arraignment is even begun, Carl Lee shows up at the courthouse and opens fire. Influenced by the tremendous pain of his loss, he slays the two accused of the crime and injures one police officer. This was a passionate retribution, and Carl Lee is then charged with two counts of murder in the first degree. Unfortunately, Carl Lee is trapped in a world where justice is not the focus and skin color is the issue. Since, Carl Lee can not afford an attorney of his choice, he is assigned the young and ambitious Jake Brigance.