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Goodfellas (1990)

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The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, 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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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,368,901 (USA) (21 September 1990)

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$46,836,394 (USA)
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Martin Scorsese originally wanted to use Frank Sinatra's version of My Way at the end. However, Sinatra would not allow Scorsese to acquire the rights to his version of the song. He had to use the version by Sid Vicious instead. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Henry is driving around watching for the helicopter, a package of Winston cigarettes is on the dashboard of his car. The scene is set in 1980, but the package design was introduced in 1987. See more »

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

I Will Follow Him
Music by Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat
English lyrics by Arthur Altman and Norman Gimbel
French lyrics by Jacques Plante
Performed by Betty Curtis
Courtesy of CGD Records
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Wanna Be a Wise guy?
12 April 2005 | by (United States) – 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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