• Publication date: September 30, 2013

Goodfellas

An adaptation of the best-seller ‘Wiseguy’, Nicolas Pileggi’s 1986 biographical account of true-life mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill from 1955 to 1980, Scorsese gives us ‘Goodfellas’, one of the most powerful insights ever into organized crime. Ever since he can remember, Henry Hill has wanted to become a gangster. And soon enough he’s part of a 3-man crew with Jimmy and Tommy, and working for Paulie Cicero…

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Duration: 150

Production Year: 1990

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March 20, 2015 22:00 (KSA) ~ March 20, 2015 21:00 (CLT)

An adaptation of the best-seller ‘Wiseguy’, Nicolas Pileggi’s 1986 biographical account of true-life mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill from 1955 to 1980, Scorsese gives us ‘Goodfellas’, one of the most powerful insights ever into organized crime.

‘In a world that’s powered by violence, on the streets where the violent have power, a new generation carries on an old tradition’.

Ever since he can remember, Henry Hill has wanted to become a gangster. Growing up in a poor part of Brooklyn, young Henry (Ray Liotta) idolizes the ‘wise guy’ way of life, pulling off odd jobs until he gets noticed by local mob chieftain, Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino). Together with the crazy-tempered Tommy (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy ‘The Gent’ (Robert De Niro), they pull off the Air France robbery of ’67, followed many years later by the infamous Lufthansa heist of ’78- Jimmy ‘The Gent’ orchestrated the $6m heist in 1978, and then killed 10 of those who took part after they ignored his command to not immediately buy expensive things with their share of the stolen money. Yet it is only when Henry starts dealing in drugs, does Paulie start to distance himself from his former lieutenant that is quickly turning into a liability, leading up to his eventual arrest…

Starring:

  • Robert De Niro
  • Ray Liotta
  • Joe Pesci
  • Lorraine Bracco
  • Paul Sorvino
  • Frank Sivero
  • Frank Vincent
  • Gina Mastrogiacomo
  • Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by:  Martin Scorsese

Rating:  R for violence, language, and drug use.