Knowledge Identifier: $Goodfellas
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1955.
Countries: United States (81%), (14%), United Kingdom (3%)
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
The film narrates the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980
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
It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese
Beau Starr - He starred in the 1987 comedy movie "Summer School" and the hit 1990 movie "Goodfellas" as Henry Hill's father
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.
Frank Vincent - He appeared in Scorsese's 1990 film "Goodfellas", where he played Billy Batts, a made man in the Gambino crime family
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
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
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
In 2015, it was announced Goodfellas would close the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival with a screening of its 25th anniversary remaster