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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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"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Good Fellas  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,836,394 (USA)
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For the famous "Layla" montage, Martin Scorsese actually played the "piano coda" section of the song during the shooting of each scene so that certain bars of the piano piece would match up with certain shots. See more »

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Henry's Catholic cross and Star of David during the shower scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Referenced in Life of Crime (2013) See more »

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Can't We Be Sweethearts
Written by Morris Levy and Herbert Cox
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Courtesy of Rhino Records
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A true classic
13 September 2000 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This is the gangster film at its finest. Scorsese is on top form as are Pesci and De Niro. Liotta has never bettered the performance he gives here. The film starts as it means to go on - violent, full of profanity, fast paced and very stylish. The story follows Liotta's character from boy to man as he climbs his way up through the ranks of organised crime. We see all the highs and lows of his life and meet a host of very believable and very undesirable characters along the way. It's a film full of memorable scenes whilst remaining much more than the sum of its individual parts at the same time. This is what all movies should be like. It draws you in and won't let you out of its grasp at any point. When it finishes you feel exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. If ever the word 'masterpiece' was meant to be used, it was for this film.


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