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