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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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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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Murderers come with smiles. 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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Trivia

In the movie, Henry and Tommy hung around a lot; in the book, though Tommy and Henry knew each other, the latter actually hung out more with Paulie Jr, son of mob chief Paulie Vario, who is Paul Cicero in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After being released from prison, Henry goes to Paulie to apologize for being caught dealing in drugs. Henry gives him $3,000 and announces that he is through with Henry, who then leaves. In real life, Henry was still in prison so Karen had to go to Paulie, who then told Karen that he wasn't going to help bail out Henry. He then told Karen that he had to turn his back on Henry. He then gave Karen the money. Karen remembers: When he turned away, I could see that he was crying. 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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The greatest mob film still today
11 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Amazing is the one and only word to say for this film. I have always thought that Goodfellas was one of the greatest films ever made and set a landmark in the 90's or even in movie history. I bought Goodfellas last week and I got to watch the film a couple days ago. I really just couldn't lay my eyes off the film and everything about it was just simply worth watching. The acting was excellent, Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and other actors did great and almost all of the characters they portrayed were 100% accurate. The camera-work also was brilliant and Martin Scorsese does a beautiful job by putting excellent camera shots in his films and I give him high credit for that. The soundtrack too is one of the best soundtracks ever made and the song "Layla," put chills down my spine of how great this song fitted the film. Overall, Martin Scorsese made his best film in my opinion and him and Nicholas Pileggi made an excellent and sharp script that made this, the greatest mob film still today.

Hedeen's Outlook: 10/10!! **** A+


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