Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pellegi
Actors: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Silvero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent / Chuck Lowe / Frank DiLeo / Henry Youngman / Gina Mastrojicomo / Katherine Scorsese / Charles Scorsese / Suzanne Shepard / Debbie Mazar/ Samuel L. Jackson/ …
Genre: Drama / Biography / Crime
Region: United States
Language: English / Italian
Released: 1990-09-09 (Venice Film Festival) / 1990-09-21 (USA)
Length: 146 minutes
Also known as: Thieves Are Right (Hong Kong) / Good Guys From All Over the World (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 8.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%
This film is adapted from a true story, tells the bloody grievances and grievances of the New York Mafia, and restores the so-called “morality of the rivers and lakes” to the ugliness and greed of human nature.
Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta) has been ignorant since he was a child, and he followed his boss Paulie. By collecting protection fees, smuggling, and robbery, he married a beautiful wife Karen, a lovely daughter, a charming mistress, and a famous car. Luxurious house, rich life.
Jimmy Conway (played by Robert De Niro) and Tommy (played by Joe Pesci) are Henry’s good friends. The three have experienced many things together: killing and humiliating Tommy’s Italian Mafia leader Billy Bay Hereby; planned the German Airlines robbery, killed his accomplices, embezzled the stolen money; even sold drugs behind the back of the boss Paulie.
Of course, in addition to enjoying the power brought by money, their lives are more precarious and turbulent: Tommy was shot and killed because of the death of Billy Baez; Henry himself was arrested by the police for drug trafficking, and others also implicated.
Karen tried her best to release Henry on bail. At this time, they had nothing, were isolated, and were in danger. They must try their best to survive, no matter how they use it, and what price they pay…
“GoodFellas” is a 1990 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and based on the non-fiction book “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci as three members of the Italian-American mob who rise through the ranks of organized crime in New York City from the 1950s to the 1980s.
The movie explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the corrupting influence of power. It also touches on issues of identity, morality, and the blurred line between the law and criminality.
The film received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $46 million worldwide. It won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Pesci’s performance.
“GoodFellas” is known for its fast-paced storytelling, sharp dialogue, and memorable characters. The film features iconic scenes, such as the famous “funny how?” exchange between De Niro and Pesci, and is widely considered one of Scorsese’s best films and a classic in the crime genre.