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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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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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The film was met with very positive reviews and scored some major award nominations, but it took a few years to catch on as a critical classic. However, Roger Ebert was an early adopter when it came to calling Goodfellas an all-time great, writing "no finer film has ever been made about organised crime-not even The Godfather (1972)" all the way back in 1990. See more »

Goofs

At the airport, when Tommy and Henry take the Sargent key and walk over to the locked storeroom, the whole knob turns when the key is turned. That means the lock was already unlocked. If it had been locked, only the key would've turned. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Bells of St. Mary's
Written by Douglas Furber and A. Emmett Adams (as Emmett Adams)
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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