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Goodfellas (1990)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  21 September 1990 (USA)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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$46,836,394 (USA)

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In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #92 Greatest USA Movie of All Time. See more »


In the scene that opens with "Idlewild Airport, 1963", Henry leans on a 1965 Chevy Impala. See more »


[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Referenced in Panic Room (2002) See more »


It's Not for Me to Say
Music by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Derpartment
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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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