I first saw this film about 20 years ago. It was recommended by a friend. I wasn't all that keen at first because I thought it was a cowboy film [western, in todays terms]. How wrong I was. This film has so many dimensions. It goes back and forth, which may put some off when reading this, but my goodness, is it compelling. The time flies by. [ I understand the orginal was a few hours longer] loyalty, betrayal, violence and ' love' are all here plus twists and turns. This is the best Gangster film ever. Forget the others. This is THE number 1. The Godfather may come a close 2nd.
The music score is haunting. So beautiful. And when you hear that phone ring, it will stay with you forever. You must see this film. You will never forget it. Every time I watch this film, I see something new. And it's a film you will want to watch many times over, Make the time.