1990   USA GoodFellas
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Director:Martin Scorsese
Studio:Warner Brothers
Writer:Nicholas Pileggi, Nicholas Pileggi
IMDb Rating:8.8 (284,750 votes)
Awards:Won Oscar. Another 33 wins & 18 nominations
Genre:Biography, Crime, Drama
Duration:146 min
Martin Scorsese  ...  (Director)
Nicholas Pileggi, Nicholas Pileggi  ...  (Writer)
Robert De Niro  ...  James 'Jimmy' Conway
Ray Liotta  ...  Henry Hill
Joe Pesci  ...  Tommy DeVito
Lorraine Bracco  ...  Karen Hill
Paul Sorvino  ...  Paul Cicero
Frank Sivero  ...  Frankie Carbone
Tony Darrow  ...  Sonny Bunz
Mike Starr  ...  Frenchy
Frank Vincent  ...  Billy Batts
Chuck Low  ...  Morris 'Morrie' Kessler
Frank DiLeo  ...  Tuddy Cicero
Henny Youngman  ...  Himself
Gina Mastrogiacomo  ...  Janice Rossi
Catherine Scorsese  ...  Tommy's Mother
Charles Scorsese  ...  Vinnie
Michael Ballhaus  ...  Cinematographer
James Y. Kwei  ...  Editor
Summary: Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas immortalizes the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas is at least as good as The Godfather without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.

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