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Goodfellas (1990)

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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

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Henry Hill might be a small time gangster, who may have taken part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who might have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners could kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to think about climbing up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, might be badly affected by his partners' success, but will he consider stooping low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Three Decades of Life in the Mafia. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,836,394 (USA)
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While being interviewed for his Reddit, Kevin Corrigan revealed how he was cast. Corrigan had just gotten an agent at the time and first learned about the film being made when reading about it in a magazine in 1989. Corrigan called his agent, insisting that he become a part of this movie as he was a big fan of Martin Scorsese. Corrigan auditioned a month later for Scorsese, reading as Henry Hill and before leaving, told the director how much he loved his work. Corrigan was soon cast in the film and described the experience as "Filming GOODFELLAS for me was like getting to be a bat boy for the Yankees during the World Series. I didn't feel like an actual player on the team, but I was given a job to do. And I was allowed to be on the field. It was the greatest feeling I had up to that point. I was 20." See more »

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During Ray Liotta's shower scene after the Lufthansa heist, he slaps the wall with his right hand in jubilation. When it cuts to the shot from below he's slapping the wall with his left hand. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Wives and Lovers
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Jack Jones
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Wanna Be a Wise guy?
12 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best Mafia movies I've ever seen. This and The Godfather are movies I must recommend if you like gangsters, wise guys, etc. This movie is actually based on a true story. The real Henry Hill, who is the main star of this movie, actually said it was at least 90% true. He than said it was probably 98% accurate. This movie expresses a lot of the gangster ways and how they really did things.

Summary: This is pretty much a biography on Henry Hill, who as a kid always wanted to be a gangster, and he actually worked for them. It shows how a young kid grew up helping the mafia and becoming a mobster himself. This is a true story and really shows what being a wise guy is all about.

Overall: Definitely a 10/10 movie. Really makes me want to be a wiseguy.


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