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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 #19 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 43 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »



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      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>

      Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


      "As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955. See more »


      Biography | Crime | Drama


      IIB | See all certifications »

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      English | Italian

      Release Date:

      1 November 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

      Also Known As:

      Buenos muchachos See more »


      Box Office


      $25,000,000 (estimated)

      Opening Weekend USA:

      $6,368,901, 23 September 1990

      Gross USA:


      Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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      Company Credits

      Production Co:

      Warner Bros. See more »
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      Technical Specs


      Sound Mix:

      Dolby SR


      Color (Technicolor)

      Aspect Ratio:

      1.85 : 1
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      Did You Know?


      One of the little girls who plays Henry and Karen's daughters (specifically, the one in Karen's arms, who was too shy to give Paulie a kiss when they arrive at his house for dinner) is Lorraine Bracco's daughter with Harvey Keitel, Stella. See more »


      Early in the movie, when young Henry's father beats him with a belt, the boy clearly has some sort protective padding under his shirt. 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 »


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      The Definitive Film of the 1990s
      21 July 2000 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

      "GoodFellas" may be the most important film of the 1990s in the fact that its incredible success led to some of the other great movies of the decade. Films like "The Silence of the Lambs", "The Crying Game", "Pulp Fiction", "The Usual Suspects", "Fargo", and "L.A. Confidential" would have likely never been made as well as they were without the influence of Scorsese's "GoodFellas". The film is an intense study of a Mafia family over a 30-year stretch. Ray Liotta plays the half-Irish, half-Sicilian kid from Brooklyn whose only dream is to be a gangster. Although Liotta's story is at the heart of "GoodFellas", it is the supporting cast that is the film's calling card. Robert DeNiro gives one of his greatest performances, Paul Sorvino is quietly effective, and Lorraine Bracco (in an Oscar-nominated role) does the best work of her career. However, it is Joe Pesci (in his well-deserved Oscar-winning turn) who steals every scene as the one who does the "dirty work". This is probably the definitive film in a decade that produced many film-noir styled classics. 5 stars out of 5.

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