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Goodfellas (1990)

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The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Conway
... Henry Hill
... Tommy DeVito
... Karen Hill
... Paul Cicero
... Frankie Carbone
... Sonny Bunz
... Frenchy
... Billy Batts
... Morris Kessler
Frank DiLeo ... Tuddy Cicero
... Henny Youngman
... Janice Rossi
... Tommy's Mother
... Vinnie
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Storyline

Henry Hill might be a small time gangster, who may have taken part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who might have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners could kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to think about climbing up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, might be badly affected by his partners' success, but will he consider stooping low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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In a world that's powered by violence, on the streets where the violent have power, a new generation carries on an old tradition. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Good Fellas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,368,901, 21 September 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,836,394
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Trivia

According to Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese knew exactly how he wanted the movie to look from the beginning. They wrote scenes with certain shots and camera angles in mind. See more »

Goofs

When Karen visits Henry in prison, cheese and salami on the table change position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Referenced in HBO First Look: The Departed: Facing a Loaded Gun (2006) See more »

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Unchained Melody
Written by Hy Zaret and Alex North
Performed by Vito and The Salutations
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Wanna Be a Wise guy?
12 April 2005 | by 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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