Martin Scorsese
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Henry Hill
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Joe Pesci
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Lorraine Bracco
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The Sopranos
Beau Starr
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Robert De Niro
(Movies & TV)

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Knowledge Identifier: $Goodfellas



1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1955.

Countries: United States (81%), (14%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: Martin Scorsese, Henry Hill, Joe Pesci

Linked to: Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Film, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor




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The film narrates the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980 add something


By May 11, 1980, Henry is a nervous wreck from cocaine use and insomnia, as he tries to organize a drug deal with his associates in Pittsburgh add something


It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese add something


Pileggi and Scorsese decided to change the title of their film to "Goodfellas" because "Wiseguys", the same name of Pileggi's book, had already been used for a 1986 comedy film by Brian De Palma and a TV series add something


Titles explain that Henry was subsequently arrested on drug charges in Seattle, Washington, but has been clean since 1987 add something


Beau Starr - He starred in the 1987 comedy movie "Summer School" and the hit 1990 movie "Goodfellas" as Henry Hill's father


In 1988, Liotta met the director over a period of a couple of months and auditioned for the film add something


Paul Cicero died in Fort Worth Federal Prison of respiratory illness in 1988 at 73 add something


He and Karen separated in 1989 after 25 years of marriage add something


Jimmy, in 1990, was serving a 20-year-to-life sentence in a New York State prison add something


Roger Ebert named "Goodfellas" the "best mob movie ever" and placed it among the best films of the 1990s add something


"'Goodfellas"' is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese add something


Martin Scorsese - After the film was released Roger Ebert, a friend and supporter of Scorsese, named Goodfellas "the best mob movie ever" and is ranked 1 on Roger's movie list for 1990, along with Gene Siskel and Peter Travers, the film is widely considered one of the director's greatest achievements.


Bo Dietl - Dietl played the narc who arrests Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 1990 film, "Goodfellas"


Frank DeSimone - Frank DeSimone's well-known nephew, Thomas DeSimone, was an enforcer for the Lucchese crime family and was portrayed by Joe Pesci's character, "Tommy DeVito," in the 1990 film, "Goodfellas"


Frank Vincent - He appeared in Scorsese's 1990 film "Goodfellas", where he played Billy Batts, a made man in the Gambino crime family


Eddie Hayes (lawyer) - He appeared in the 1990 film "Goodfellas" and has been named to Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame


Ray Liotta - In 1990, Liotta portrayed real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's film "Goodfellas"


Joe Pesci - In 1990, he reunited with Scorsese and De Niro for "Goodfellas", where he played mobster Tommy DeVito, based on real-life mobster Thomas DeSimone


Animaniacs - In addition, the show's recurring Goodfeathers segment was populated with characters based on characters from the 1990 WB film "Goodfellas", an R-rated crime drama neither marketed nor intended for children


Martin Scorsese - In the 1990s, De Niro starred in Goodfellas, one of the pair's most praised films, and 1991's Cape Fear, before making Casino in 1995.


Lorraine Bracco - She is best known for her roles as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO series "The Sopranos" and as Karen Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film, "Goodfellas"


The Sopranos - The series shares a total of 27 actors with the 1990 Martin Scorsese gangster film, "Goodfellas", including main cast members Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, and Tony Sirico


Casino (film) - The two previously collaborated on the 1990 hit film "Goodfellas"


Scorsese followed up this film with two more films about organized crime: 1995's "Casino" and 2006's "The Departed" add something


"Goodfellas" was released on DVD in March 1997, in a single-disc double-sided single-layer format that requires the disc to be flipped during viewing; in 2004, Warner Home Video released a two-disc, dual-layer version, with remastered picture and sound, and bonus materials such as commentary tracks add something


Martin Scorsese - In 1998, the American Film Institute placed three Scorsese films on their list of the greatest movies in America: Raging Bull at 24, Taxi Driver at 47 and Goodfellas at 94.


In 2000, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry add something


Automat Pictures - Founded by President & CEO Jeffrey Schwarz in 2000, Automat has contributed original behind the scenes content on over 100 major studio releases including Footloose, Up in the Air, Sex and the City, 17 Again, Hairspray, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Blue Velvet, Elf, Final Destination, Goodfellas, Philadelphia, Psycho, Resident Evil, Rent, Snakes on a Plane, and many more


In early 2007 the film became available on single Blu-ray with all the features from the 2004 release; an expanded Blu-ray version was released in February 2010, bundled with a disc with features that include the 2008 documentary "Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film" add something


Henry Hill - In reference to his many victims, Hill stated in an interview in March 2008 with BBC's Heather Alexander: "I don't give a heck what those people think; I'm doing the right thing now", addressing the reporter's question about how his victims might think of his commercialization of his story through self-written books and advising on Goodfellas


July 24, 2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the film's release add something


In January 2012, it was announced that the &AMC_Network (AMC_(TV_channel)) has put in development a television series version of the movie add something


Frank Sivero - The lawsuit, filed in October 2014, alleges that in 1989, while living in an apartment complex in Sherman Oaks next door to writers from The Simpsons and the writers knew he was working on his Goodfellas character


In 2015, it was announced Goodfellas would close the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival with a screening of its 25th anniversary remaster add something