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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.


Martin Scorsese


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 »





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


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 »


Biography | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


Lorraine Bracco's two real-life daughters played Judy Hill at different ages. Margaux Guerard played ten-year-old Judy; Stella Keitel played her at age four or five. See more »


During Tommy's "Why am I funny" speech, the position of Henry's left hand, as well as the objects he is holding (cigarette, glass) change and move. See more »


[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 »


I Will Follow Him
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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The Mob...Revealed
29 August 2004 | by arthurclaySee all my reviews

The movie that dispelled the romantic myths about La Cosa Nostra and showed it as it really was. "The Godfather" for the 90's minus the silly notions of love, honor, and family. Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) is a half-Irish, half-Italian who rises to prominence in Paul Cicero's (Paul Sorvino) Lucchese Crime Family along with Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci). This is his story of hi-jacking, stealing, cheating, killing and finally drug dealing. He makes no excuses about what he does. Simply put he is just doing business and trying to survive on the mean streets of New York City. He explains the trials and tribulations of being a mobster and what it's like to have to do these things and live with the consequences. Cicero, an aging old-time underboss, heads a dangerous and powerful organization that enjoys free reign over the neighborhood in which Hill lives and recruits him when he is only a kid to work for them and learn to "score" more specifically, the art of committing crime. Hill quickly hooks up with veteran criminal Jimmy "The Gent" and his protege Tommy to hi-jack trucks from the Idlewild Airport. This makes these three rich and respected in the underworld but there is a new game in town. Narcotics. They quickly undertake this highly profitable business even though they know it is against the expressed rules of Paulie. This combined with another serious rule violation and the score of a lifetime sets them up for their own possible demise. Lorraine Bracco co-stars as Henry's wife. A marvelous true life story of one of the most violent and profitable street crews in the history of the American Mafia. The best movie of 1990.

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Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,368,901, 23 September 1990

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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