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

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Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop 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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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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Originally Scorsese planned to make this before The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). When funding for the religious film finally materialized, he decided to postpone "Wiseguy", the film's working title. See more »

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During the "You're a funny guy" scene, set in 1963, a bottle of Crown Royal whiskey is on the table. Crown Royal wasn't sold in the US until 1965. Tommy smuggled it into the States. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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The Definitive Film of the 1990s
21 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"GoodFellas" may be the most important film of the 1990s in the fact that its incredible success led to some of the other great movies of the decade. Films like "The Silence of the Lambs", "The Crying Game", "Pulp Fiction", "The Usual Suspects", "Fargo", and "L.A. Confidential" would have likely never been made as well as they were without the influence of Scorsese's "GoodFellas". The film is an intense study of a Mafia family over a 30-year stretch. Ray Liotta plays the half-Irish, half-Sicilian kid from Brooklyn whose only dream is to be a gangster. Although Liotta's story is at the heart of "GoodFellas", it is the supporting cast that is the film's calling card. Robert DeNiro gives one of his greatest performances, Paul Sorvino is quietly effective, and Lorraine Bracco (in an Oscar-nominated role) does the best work of her career. However, it is Joe Pesci (in his well-deserved Oscar-winning turn) who steals every scene as the one who does the "dirty work". This is probably the definitive film in a decade that produced many film-noir styled classics. 5 stars out of 5.


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