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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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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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Trivia

When the camera cranes up to reveal the dead bodies in the pink Cadillac, the piano exit of Derek & the Dominoes "Layla" starts to play. Originally played in C major, the tape speed of the coda was increased during mixing. The resulting pitch is somewhere between C and C sharp. See more »

Goofs

In the legendary steadicam scene, Henry and Karen's route doubles back on itself in the kitchen. As they turn left to enter the kitchen, a fire hose is behind a waiter in front of them; Thirty seconds later, they emerge from the same door with the fire hose on their left. Henry doesn't take them through the kitchen at all, they just walk around inside it. They could have passed the kitchen door and turned right into the nightclub. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Memo from Turner
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
By Arrangment with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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A true classic
13 September 2000 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This is the gangster film at its finest. Scorsese is on top form as are Pesci and De Niro. Liotta has never bettered the performance he gives here. The film starts as it means to go on - violent, full of profanity, fast paced and very stylish. The story follows Liotta's character from boy to man as he climbs his way up through the ranks of organised crime. We see all the highs and lows of his life and meet a host of very believable and very undesirable characters along the way. It's a film full of memorable scenes whilst remaining much more than the sum of its individual parts at the same time. This is what all movies should be like. It draws you in and won't let you out of its grasp at any point. When it finishes you feel exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. If ever the word 'masterpiece' was meant to be used, it was for this film.


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