Once Upon a Time in America

Three thugs are searching for a man named Noodles and torturing people for information. They enter a Chinese wayang theater. The proprietors slip into a hidden opium den within the building and warn a man named "Noodles", but he pays no attention. In a flashback, Noodles observes police removing three disfigured corpses from a street. Although he kills one of the thugs pursuing him, Noodles learns they have murdered Eve, his girlfriend, and that his money has been stolen, so he leaves the city.