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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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The real-life Henry Hill's crime resume is way too long to fit into a single movie-even one with a meaty 148-minute runtime. In fact, Martin Scorsese even left out a Hill crime that eventually became a national sports controversy: Boston College's 1978-1979 point-shaving scandal. The only reference to it in the movie is when Morrie, just before he gets killed, says, "Did you hear about the points we were shaving up in Boston?" See more »

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When Henry confronts Karen's neighbor Bruce, the scene takes place somewhere in the early 1960's. However, Bruce's friend on the left side of the screen is wearing Adidas Superstar (Shell-Toe) sneakers. These sneakers were not manufactured until 1969. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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He's Sure the Boy I Love
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by The Crystals
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records Inc. by Arrangement with ABKCO Records
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One word: priceless
6 November 2004 | by (Sauk City, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

If there was one word that I could use to describe Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas": it'd be priceless.

A surreal and deeply fascinating take on life of Henry Hill who was involved in the Mob for three decades and his rise throughout the time span (and Nicholas Pileggi's book "Wiseguy").

There isn't a single moment in the movie where it doesn't miss a beat, you could only tell by the atmosphere of the time period and it seems so real.

The performances in this film simply make it even more memorable and how the characters are portrayed here especially by Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci (who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), and Paul Sorvino are believable and easy to understand that they were a family, very close and tightly knit to the core. Also, how director Martin Scorsese lets the movie pace itself and keeps the viewer off guard in what happens deserves a lot of credit.


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