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Goodfellas -- Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
Goodfellas -- Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Nicholas Pileggi (book)
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Release Date:
19 September 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955. See more »
Plot:
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 47 wins & 26 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Simply a masterpiece. Scorsese's last truly great movie (to date). See more (911 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert De Niro ... James Conway

Ray Liotta ... Henry Hill

Joe Pesci ... Tommy DeVito

Lorraine Bracco ... Karen Hill

Paul Sorvino ... Paul Cicero

Frank Sivero ... Frankie Carbone

Tony Darrow ... Sonny Bunz

Mike Starr ... Frenchy

Frank Vincent ... Billy Batts
Chuck Low ... Morris Kessler
Frank DiLeo ... Tuddy Cicero

Henny Youngman ... Himself

Gina Mastrogiacomo ... Janice Rossi

Catherine Scorsese ... Tommy's Mother

Charles Scorsese ... Vinnie

Suzanne Shepherd ... Karen's Mother

Debi Mazar ... Sandy
Margo Winkler ... Belle Kessler

Welker White ... Lois Byrd

Jerry Vale ... Himself
Julie Garfield ... Mickey Conway

Christopher Serrone ... Young Henry

Elaine Kagan ... Henry's Mother
Beau Starr ... Henry's Father

Kevin Corrigan ... Michael Hill

Michael Imperioli ... Spider
Robbie Vinton ... Bobby Vinton

Johnny Williams ... Johnny Roastbeef (as John Williams)
Daniel P. Conte ... Dr. Dan
Tony Conforti ... Tony

Frank Pellegrino ... Johnny Dio
Ronald Maccone ... Ronnie

Tony Sirico ... Tony Stacks

Joe D'Onofrio ... Young Tommy (as Joseph D'Onofrio)
Steve Forleo ... City Detective #1
Richard Dioguardi ... City Detective #2
Frank Adonis ... Anthony Stabile
John Manca ... Nickey Eyes
Joseph Bono ... Mikey Franzese
Katherine Wallach ... Diane
Mark Evan Jacobs ... Bruce
Angela Pietropinto ... Cicero's Wife

Marianne Leone ... Tuddy's Wife
Marie Michaels ... Mrs. Carbone
LoNardo ... Frenchy's Wife (as Lo Nardo)

Melissa Prophet ... Angie

Illeana Douglas ... Rosie

Susan Varon ... Susan
Elizabeth Whitcraft ... Tommy's Girlfriend @ Copa
Clem Caserta ... Joe Buddha

Samuel L. Jackson ... Stacks Edwards
Fran McGee ... Johnny Roastbeef's Wife

Paul Herman ... Dealer
Edward McDonald ... Himself
Edward Hayes ... Defense Attorney
Daniela Barbosa ... Young Henry's Sister #1
Gina Mattia ... Young Henry's Sister #2
Joel Calendrillo ... Young Henry's Older Brother
Anthony Valentin ... Young Michael
Edward D. Murphy ... Liquor Cop #1
Michael Citriniti ... Liquor Cop #2
Peter Hock ... Mailman
Erasmus C. Alfano ... Barbeque Wiseguy
John Di Benedetto ... Bleeding Man (as John DiBenedetto)

Manny Alfaro ... Gambling Doorman
Thomas Lowry ... Hijacked Driver

Margaret Smith ... School Guard
Richard Mullally ... Cop #1
Frank Albanese ... Mob Lawyer
Paul McIsaac ... Judge - 1956

Bob Golub ... Truck Driver at Diner
Louis Eppolito ... Fat Andy
Tony Lip ... Frankie The Wop
Mikey Black ... Freddy No Nose
Peter Cicale ... Pete The Killer
Anthony Powers ... Jimmy Two Times

Vincent Pastore ... Man with Coatrack (as Vinny Pastore)

Anthony Alessandro ... Henry's 60's crew
Victor Colicchio ... Henry's 60's crew
Mike Contessa ... Cicero's 60's crew
Philip Suriano ... Cicero's 60's crew
Paul Mougey ... Terrorized Waiter
Norman Barbera ... Bouncer
Anthony Polemeni ... Copa Captain

James Quattrochi ... Henry Greeter #1

Lawrence Sacco ... Henry Greeter #2
Dino Laudicina ... Henry Greeter #3
Thomas E. Camuti ... Mr. Tony Hood #1
Andrew Scudiero ... Mr. Tony Hood #2
Irving Welzer ... Copa Announcer
Jesse Kirtzman ... Beach Club Waiter
Russell Halley ... Bruce's Brother #1
Spencer Bradley ... Bruce's Brother #2
Bob Altman ... Karen's Dad
Joanna Bennett ... Marie #1
Gayle Lewis ... Marie #2
Gaetano Lisi ... Paul #3
Luke Walter ... Truck Driver
Ed Deacy ... Detective Deacy
Larry Silvestri ... Detective Silvestri

John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia ... Batts' Crew #1 (as Johnny Cha Cha Ciarcia)
Vito Picone ... Vito
Janis Corsair ... Vito's Girlfriend
Frank Aquilino ... Batts' Crew #2
Lisa Dapolito ... Lisa
Michael Calandrino ... Godfather at Table

Vito Antuofermo ... Prizefighter
Vito Balsamo ... Henry's 70's Crew
Peter Fain ... Henry's 70's Crew

Vincent Gallo ... Henry's 70's Crew (as Vinnie Gallo)

Gaetano LoGiudice ... Henry's 70's Crew

Garry Pastore ... Henry's 70's Crew (as Garry Blackwood)
Nicole Burdette ... Carbone's Girlfriend

Stella Keitel ... Henry's Older Child - Judy (as Stella Kietel)
Dominique DeVito ... Henry's Baby - Ruth (as Dominque DeVito)
Michaelangelo Graziano ... Bar Patron
Paula Kcira ... Janice's Girlfriend #1 (as Paula Gallo)
Nadine Kay ... Janice's Girlfriend #2
Tony Ellis ... Bridal Shop Owner

Peter Onorati ... Florida Bookie
Jamie De Roy ... Bookie's Sister (as Jamie DeRoy)
Joel Blake ... Judge - 1971
H. Clay Dear ... Security Guard with Lobsters
Thomas Hewson ... Drug Buyer

Gene Canfield ... Prison Guard in Booth
Margaux Guerard ... Judy Hill @ 10 Years
Violet Gaynor ... Ruth Hill @ 8 Years

Tobin Bell ... Parole Officer

Berlinda Tolbert ... Stacks' Girlfriend
Nancy Cassaro ... Joe Buddha's Wife (as Nancy Ellen Cassaro)
Adam Wandt ... Kid
Joe Gioco ... Garbage Man (as Joseph P. Gioco)

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Doctor
Alyson Jones ... Judy Hill @ 13 Years
Ruby Gaynor ... Ruth Hill @ 11 Years

Bo Dietl ... Arresting Narc (as Richard 'Bo' Dietl)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Baker ... Waiter (uncredited)

Linda Carola ... Gangster's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Anthony Caso ... Truck Hijacker (uncredited)

Frank Cassini ... Young Wiseguy (uncredited)
George G. Colucci ... Contruction Worker (uncredited)
Matthew T. Gitkin ... Warehouse Worker (uncredited)

Richard Goteri ... Cicero's '60s Crew (uncredited)
Debbee Hinchcliffe ... Jimmy's Date (uncredited)

Al Jolson ... Himself (archive footage: on TV) (uncredited)

Anibal O. Lleras ... Fellas Chauffer (uncredited)

Charles Pendelton ... Resturante Mob Onlooker (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rollins ... Courtroom Defendant (uncredited)

Barry Squitieri ... Wiseguy (uncredited)
Drew Stanley ... Wedding Photographer (uncredited)

Frank Stellato ... 1956 Court Stenographer (uncredited)

Billy L. Sullivan ... Jimmy's Son (uncredited)

Nick Vallelonga ... Prison Inmate Sitting Behind Henry (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nicholas Pileggi (book "Wiseguy")

Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay) &
Martin Scorsese (screenplay)

Produced by
Barbara De Fina .... executive producer (as Barbara DeFina)
Bruce S. Pustin .... associate producer (as Bruce Pustin)
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Y. Kwei (film editor) (as James Kwei)
Thelma Schoonmaker (film editor)
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis (casting by)
 
Production Design by
Kristi Zea 
 
Art Direction by
Maher Ahmad 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom  (as Les Bloom)
 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
 
Makeup Department
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist
Ilona Herman .... hair: Mr. De Niro's
Ilona Herman .... makeup: Mr. De Niro's
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bruce S. Pustin .... unit production manager (as Bruce Pustin)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vebe Borge .... second assistant director
Susan E. Fiore .... dga trainee (as Susan Fiore)
Deborah Lupard .... second second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Joseph P. Reidy .... second unit director (as Joseph Reidy)
 
Art Department
John R. Ford .... assistant property master (as John Ford)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master (as Robert J. Griffon Jr.)
Caryl Loeb .... master scenic artist
John McDonnell .... assistant property master
Arne Olsen .... construction foreman
Susan Pileggi .... painter
Louis Sanchez .... construction coordinator
Robin Standefer .... art department researcher
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Manny Sanchez .... shop foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Berenbaum .... assistant sound editor
Ron Bochar .... supervising foley editor
William Docker .... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... rerecording mixer
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Brian Johnson .... assistant sound editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... dialogue editor
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... dialogue editor
Bruce Pross .... foley editor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Anne Sawyer .... assistant sound editor
Gail Showalter .... adr editor
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor (as Jeff Stern)
Philip Stockton .... supervising dialogue editor
Sean Byrne .... post-production sound (uncredited)
Cory Coken .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects (as Conrad Brink Sr.)
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Greenberg .... opticals (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stuntperson
Peter Bucossi .... stuntperson
Norman Douglass .... stuntperson (as Norm Douglass)
Roy Farfel .... stuntperson
Nicholas J. Giangiulio .... stuntperson (as Nick Giangiulio)
Tony Guida .... stuntperson
Phil Neilson .... stuntperson
Janet Paparazzo .... stuntperson
Don Picard .... stuntperson
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator
Michael Russo .... stuntperson (as Mike Russo)
Alex Stevens .... stuntperson
Shawn O'Neil .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florian Ballhaus .... first assistant camera
Jerry DeBlau .... chief lighting technician
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator (as David Dunlap)
Brian Fitzsimons .... second grip
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
John Lowry .... second grip
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera (as Bob Mancuso)
Larry McConkey .... steadicam operator
Peter John Petraglia .... assistant chief lighting technician (as John Petraglia)
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Russell Caldwell .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Larry Huston .... Steadicam focus puller (uncredited)
Eric Leigh .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Laura Rosenthal .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Bryan .... wardrobe: women
Robert Dean Jackson .... wardrobe supervisor (as Dean Jackson)
Thomas Lee Keller .... assistant costume designer
Susan O'Donnell .... assistant costume designer
Carol H. Beule .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Amy Auchincloss .... second assistant editor
Kent Blocher .... assistant editor
David Leonard .... first assistant editor
Tom San Martin .... negative matcher (uncredited)
Kate Sanford .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Arnold Shuster .... negative matcher (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Bill Curry Jr. .... transportation captain
Robert Leddy .... co-transportation captain
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Todd Arnow .... production accountant
Elaine Bass .... titles by
Saul Bass .... titles by
Marion Billings .... unit publicist
Sharon A. Briggs .... assistant: Barbara De Fina
Robin Chambers .... assistant: to Robert De Niro
Dermot Conley .... assistant: to Irwin Winkler, New York
Daniel Coss .... location assistant
Janet Crosby .... production associate
Alesandra M. Cuomo .... production office coordinator
Michael DeCasper .... runner
John Fischer .... runner (as John Fisher)
Michele Giordano .... production associate
Amy Herman .... location assistant
Julia Judge .... assistant: Martin Scorsese
Cayle Lewis .... runner
John Manca .... technical advisor
David I. Miller .... runner
Ron Mitchell .... production assistant
Heather Norton .... runner
Stephen R. Pacca .... creator: Morrie's wig commercial
Sheila Paige .... script supervisor
Steve Rose .... location manager
Christopher Swartout .... runner
Neri Kyle Tannenbaum .... location assistant (as Neri Tannenbaum)
Robert Lee Whitlock II .... craft service
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Sasha Tsyrlin .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures) (A Time Warner Co.) (an Irwin Winkler Production)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"GoodFellas" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
146 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18A (Ontario) (re-rating) (2007) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | India:A | Israel:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Bern) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #30613)

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Trivia:
After the real Henry Hill's death on June 12, 2012 Ray Liotta claimed that he only had a few meetings with Hill and never got to know him well.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The pay phone in the airport diner is of the familiar current design, which was introduced by the Bell System in the late 1960s, or several years after this scene takes place (1963). It is, however, the rotary dial version.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Henry Hill:The fuck is that?
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Soundtrack:
Baby I Love YouSee more »

FAQ

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118 out of 182 people found the following review useful.
Simply a masterpiece. Scorsese's last truly great movie (to date)., 17 March 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Goodfellas' is a masterpiece, pure and simple. While not my favourite Martin Scorsese movie it is a stunning achievement, and one of his very best movies. The film is stunning technically. The consistently fine acting by the large ensemble cast (both known and unknown), the cinematography, editing, dialogue, brilliant use of music, it's all breathtaking. But Scorsese and co-writer Mitch Pileggi never lose lose sight of their main goal - to tell a story. And in that it's really hard to beat this movie. As to the actors De Niro is on top form, Ray Liotta is the best he's ever been, and this is Joe Pesci's definitive performance. Plus you have Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Michael Imperioli, and lots of well known faces in small but important roles (Debi Mazar, Samuel L. Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Corrigan), plus dozens of unfamiliar actors (and non-actors) who are all so good it seems unfair just to single out the "stars". (Also keep an eye out for Vincent Gallo in a few scenes. He has no lines, but looks cool!). 'Goodfellas' is (to date) Scorsese's last Great Movie, and one of the very best films of the 1990s. Absolutely essential viewing for any movie fan, this tremendous film is not to be missed! Highly recommended!

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