|Martin Scorsese Director||previously directed New York Stories|
Based on the novel "Wiseguy," by Nicholas Pileggi, Goodfella's is the true life story of Henry Hill,a former Lucchese crime family member who later turned informant. This movie chronicles his life.
The word "fuck" is said 300 times.2 More Trivia
At the end of the movie Tommy DeVito played by Joe Pesci fires his gun at the camera in a manner similar to the end of The Great Train Robbery.
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Go home and get your fucking shine box!
|Ray Liotta||Henry Hill|
|Lorraine Bracco||Karen Hill|
|Robert De Niro||Jimmy Conway|
|Joe Pesci||Tommy DeVito|
|Paul Sorvino||Paul Cicero|
|Frank Vincent||Billy Batts|
|Kevin Corrigan||Michael Hill|
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Based on a true story, Goodfellas opens with three gangsters, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) sitting in a car, driving on the highway at night. They stop the car and Tommy stabs the dying Billy Batts (Frank Vincent) in the trunk. Henry closes the trunk and admits "As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster." As a kid, Henry spied on the gangsters who convene outside his house at a cab stand. He is fascinated by their power, and wants to be one of them. He gets a job working with Tuddy Cicero (Frank DiLeo) as an errand boy. Tuddy's brother Paul (Paul Sorvino) makes Henry his protege and introduces him to Jimmy, a legendary hijacker and a young Tommy. Henry begins to skip school, and spends most of his time at the cab stand. Once his father finds out, he beats him, but Henry isn't angry by it. While selling stolen cigarettes with Tommy, Henry is arrested. He gets off without punishment, and followed the rules "Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut. "
Many years later, Henry, still working with Tommy and Jimmy, are making a lot of money from hijacking the airport. Helped by a security guard, Tommy and Henry commit their biggest heist yet, robbing Air France. Henry and Tommy spend most of their nights at the Copacabana, and Tommy displays his trademark short temper. Tommy convinces Henry to come along with him on a double date with two Jewish girls. Initially ignoring the girl Karen (Lorraine Bracco), Henry becomes impressed by her courage and starts to date her, and eventually marries her. Karen enjoys the privileges Henry's job allows him to get, especially when he pistol-whips her neighbor who grabbed her.
On the night of June 11, 1970, Tommy meets with Henry and Jimmy, and to his displeasure Billy Batts. Billy is a made man for the Gambino family, but Tommy still brutally beats him for telling him to get his shine-box, referring to Tommy's early years as a shoeshine. Henry, Tommy and Jimmy put the body in the trunk of one of their cars, and drives to visit Tommy's Mother (Catherine Scorsese). They just want to get a butcher knife, but she sits them down for dinner. After the dinner, Jimmy, Tommy and Henry dispose of Billy's body.
Henry begins to see a mistress Janice Rossi (Gina Mastrogiacomo) and buys her an extravagant apartment. Karen becomes suspicious and paranoid of Henry, so she points a revolver at his face. Henry calms her down, then wrestles her to the ground and storms out angrily. Paulie gives him a job with Jimmy in Florida, but they end up getting arrested. Henry spends his time in prison selling drugs, to support his family. Karen is still suspicious of Henry's relationship with Janice, but when he's released from prison, she forgets about it. Tipped off by Morrie (Chuck Low), Jimmy, Henry, Tommy, and a large crew commit the then largest heist in America, the Lufthansa Heist. Once he gives Henry his cut, Jimmy and Tommy kill off everyone involved in the heist.
Tommy thinks he is going to get made one day, but he's set up and is killed by Tuddy, as revenge for Billy Batts. Later, in 1980, Henry is on his own, selling drugs with Sandy (Debi Mazar) and Lois (Welker White). He is making a big deal one day, and has a lot to do, but he thinks he is being followed by a helicopter. By the end of the day, he is ready to make the deal, when he is arrested. Karen frantically flushes the cocaine Henry and Lois were planning on selling down the toilet. Inside prison, Henry becomes paranoid, and fears that he will be killed by Jimmy or Paulie. He goes to Paulie, for help, and he gives him some money and abandons him. Henry joins the witness protection program, with Karen, and lives the rest of his life like an average nobody.
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