|Tagline:||Three Decades of Life in the Mafia.|
|Genres:||Crime | Drama | Gangster|
|Released:||01 September 1990 (Venice Film Festival)|
- One of the finest Gangster films ever made!
Based on Nicholas Pileggi's book "Wiseguy", Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS is a wry, violent, and exhilarating film about the life of Henry Hill, an aspiring criminal who ends up in the FBI's witness protection program after testifying against his former partners. As a poor Irish-Italian growing up in 1950s New York City, Hill rises through the ranks of his Brooklyn neighbourhood's organized crime branch, and with money from the mob he begins living the good life, complete with a beautiful bride, Karen (Lorraine Brocco), a fancy home, and the best seats at the most exclusive restaurants. A botched robbery lands Henry in prison for a brief period of time, and when he gets released, his reckless infidelities and drug abuse damage his associations with his adopted family.
[narrating] For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.
Jimmy was the kind of guy that rooted for bad guys in the movies.
Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I'm free the next morning.
I'm not mad, I'm proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learn two great things in your life. Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.