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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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Murderers come with smiles. See more »


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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Good Fellas  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$46,836,394 (USA)

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Ranked #2 on the American Film Institute's list of the ten greatest films in the genre "Gangster" in June 2008. See more »


When Henry, Paulie and the restaurant owner are discussing Paulie taking over part of his restaurant, to make it safe from Tommy, Paulie's cigar moves around and even disappears in between scenes. See more »


[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Referenced in Moone Boy: Godfellas (2012) See more »


He's Sure the Boy I Love
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by The Crystals
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records Inc. by Arrangement with ABKCO Records
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In one word: perfection
17 December 2013 | by (wherever good films play) – See all my reviews

Needs to be seen to be believed; in one word: perfection. Every frame, every voice-over, every song - it all comes together at the exact right moment to create the perfect film experience. This film makes you really understand and feel what makes the American mafia so compelling; in the eyes of a kid, who was unfortunate enough to grow up in a tough neighborhood, those gangsters are rock stars. Live fast, die young - but when you die, it ain't gonna be of a glamorous suicide or drug overdose - the ending will be brutal, ugly and sad. And it may very well be one of your best friends that will blow your brains out.

I'll never get tired of watching Goodfellas; the entertainment value of this film is just amazing. It doesn't happen very often that every person involved in the process of making a film is at the peak of his/her game. And rarely do art and entertainment come together the way they did here. Storytelling with impeccable pacing, this is what it's like when a master composer conducts his masterpiece. All hail the king; the most versatile and talented filmmaker of his generation: Martin Scorsese.

My vote: 10 out of 10

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