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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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Three Decades of Life in the Mafia. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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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

While directing his mother Catherine Scorsese, Martin Scorsese did not tell her that her character's son Tommy DeVitto had just killed someone and the body was in the trunk of his car. He only told her that her son was home for dinner and to cook for them. James Conway is eating an Irish meal. See more »

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About 45 minutes in, one of the cameramen can be seen on the right-hand side of the screen. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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This World We Live In
("Il cielo in una stanza")
Written by Gino Paoli (as Toang), Mogol and Don Raye (as Raye)
Performed by Mina
Courtesy of Shad/Mainstream Records
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Wanna Be a Wise guy?
12 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best Mafia movies I've ever seen. This and The Godfather are movies I must recommend if you like gangsters, wise guys, etc. This movie is actually based on a true story. The real Henry Hill, who is the main star of this movie, actually said it was at least 90% true. He than said it was probably 98% accurate. This movie expresses a lot of the gangster ways and how they really did things.

Summary: This is pretty much a biography on Henry Hill, who as a kid always wanted to be a gangster, and he actually worked for them. It shows how a young kid grew up helping the mafia and becoming a mobster himself. This is a true story and really shows what being a wise guy is all about.

Overall: Definitely a 10/10 movie. Really makes me want to be a wiseguy.


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