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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.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Nicholas Pileggi (book), Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Top Rated Movies #17 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 43 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Frank DiLeo ... Tuddy Cicero
Henny Youngman ... Henny Youngman
Gina Mastrogiacomo ... Janice Rossi
Catherine Scorsese ... Tommy's Mother
Charles Scorsese ... 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 »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Goodfellas ends with Hill living in witness protection obscurity as a "schnook," which is exactly where My Blue Heaven picks up. The comedy stars Steve Martin as the Henry Hill figure, a former mobster living in witness protection under the supervision of Rick Moranis's goofy Barney Coopersmith. While Goodfellas was based off Nicholas Pileggi's book Wiseguy, the screenwriter for My Blue Heaven had special access to Pileggi: she was married to him. Nora Ephron researched for the comedy and spoke by phone with Hill at the same time Scorsese was chatting with the former gangster for his crime drama. See more »

Goofs

In the slow motion shooting of Stacks Edwards, Tommy's semi-automatic doesn't expel any spent casings. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Hill: The fuck is that?
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Alternate Versions

A television version of the film was prepared by director Martin Scorsese, which retained a good portion of the film's graphic violence. It also retained much of the profanity, minus the F- and S-words, which were dubbed over. Scorsese did a televised introduction upon the film's network premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 August 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Follow Him
(Chariot)
Music by Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat
French lyrics by Jacques Plante
English lyrics by Arthur Altman and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Betty Curtis
Courtesy of CGD Records
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MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD I DONT SHINE SHOES ANYMORE
22 January 2020 | by waynegavin1See all my reviews

Classic gangster epic from SCORSESE,this movie is an ultra violent retelling of the infamous LUFTHANSA robbery the events leading up to it and the aftermath,centering in on the life of HENRY HILL and his rise through the MAFIA ranks , the events that unfold here give you a realistic insight into the MAFIA underworld.A stellar cast including DE NIRO all put in flawless performances but it is JOE PESCI who steals the show here,a terrifying portrayal of psychotic TOMMY DEVITO with a violent comedic personality is worthy of any nomination,there is no downside here and this movie is embedded as one of the best mafia movies out there,highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Fellas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,368,901, 23 September 1990

Gross USA:

$46,836,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,952,991
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Company Credits

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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