is a 1991 film starring Loren Dean
as the title character, Dustin Hoffman
as Dutch Schultz
, Nicole Kidman
, Steven Hill
, Steve Buscemi
, and Bruce Willis
. It is based on the novel
by E.L. Doctorow
Doctorow has distanced himself from the film for the extensive manner in which it deviates from the book in style and content.
Billy Bathgate is a youngster in the 1920s Bronx. After gangster Dutch Schultz takes him under his wing, Billy begins to work his way up the ranks of the organisation.
The film was filmed in Hamlet, NC and the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, NY.