MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 26,143 this week

The Real Goodfella (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  24 April 2006 (UK)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 125 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 15 Oct 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 65 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Real Goodfella (TV Movie 2006)

The Real Goodfella (TV Movie 2006) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Real Goodfella.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

My Blue Heaven I (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain
Burzynski (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ph.D biochemist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, won one of the largest legal battles against the Food & Drug Administration in U.S. history. Dr. Burzynski and his patients endured a treacherous ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Merola
Stars: Joe Barton, Stanislaw Burzynski, David A. Kessler
Salesman (1968)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker
Goodfellas (1990)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

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

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich
Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro
Scarface: The Rebirth (Video 2003)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Stars: Martin Bregman, Al Pacino, Brian De Palma
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a studio setting, Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan (who joins them via satellite) discuss the Big Bang theory, God, our existence as well as the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Director: Hector Stewart
Stars: Magnus Magnusson, Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke
Crime | Drama | Thriller

An immigrant rises to the top of the criminal underworld in the United States.

Director: Pablo Larraín
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rick Borgia ...
...
Narrator
Tony Galtieri ...
Wiseguy
Henry Hill ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 2006 (UK)  »

Box Office

Budget:

£125,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A perfect example of something being far, far less than the sum of its parts
14 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With an impressive degree of access to Hill, Scorsese, former FBI heads and other impressive contributors, it is a total pain that this documentary failed to be much more than the basic affair that it is. The narrator continually tells us the reality was harder and more shocking than the film Goodfellas showed, but it doesn't engage in any way comparable to the film. Why is this? Why would a real documentary on the subject that says it goes deeper and harder into the story be described as basic or lacking?

Well the main reason is that it covers the same story in 50 minutes as opposed to about 160. Looking at it in an ideal world it should have been great and it could have done it by going two ways. 1 – make it all about Hill's interviews a la Fog of War; or 2 – have as many contributors but make the film much longer. Because the film does neither it is hard to really get into it. The last 15 minutes of the 50 finally moves past the story told in the movie but even then it isn't that good because it is still done in very broad and basic strokes. It was really frustrating because I couldn't help wondering what the makers were trying to do. I'm sure they had good intentions but just got stuck with too much footage and too little good footage (the Hill sound bites are repeated suggesting it was a pretty short affair). However this is still their failing and it is hard to have sympathy – not many people get access to people like they did in this film and it is hard to forgive them for fluffing it.

Overall this offered much but is surprisingly poor. I hate to kick it but I simply cannot understand why the makers failed to deliver. They apparently had great access to people and a solid 50 minute slot but I assume that they weren't able to get what they wanted because all they produced was a basic sweep that tells you very little more than Goodfellas and does it a lot less engagingly.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Real Goodfella (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?