History Film / GoodFellas

3rd May '16 12:42:09 AM Pallo
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* VillainousBreakdown: The scene after he gets busted when Henry finds out that Karen flushed cocaine worth $60,000 down the toilet so the cops wouldn't have found it. This breakdown in particular happened in 2 stages: he was first angry at her for throwing it away, then he breaks down crying [[DespairEventHorizon realizing that his life as a mobster is over]].

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* VillainousBreakdown: The scene after he gets busted when Henry finds out that Karen flushed cocaine worth $60,000 down the toilet so the cops wouldn't have found it. This breakdown in particular happened in 2 stages: he was first angry at her for throwing it away, [[DespairEventHorizon then he breaks down crying [[DespairEventHorizon realizing that his life as a mobster is over]].
3rd May '16 12:34:53 AM Pallo
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* VillainousBreakdown: The scene after he gets busted when Henry finds out that Karen flushed cocaine worth $60 000 down the toilet so the cops wouldn't have found it. This breakdown in particular happened in 2 stages: he was first angry at her for throwing it away, then he breaks down crying realizing that his life as a mobster is over.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The scene after he gets busted when Henry finds out that Karen flushed cocaine worth $60 000 $60,000 down the toilet so the cops wouldn't have found it. This breakdown in particular happened in 2 stages: he was first angry at her for throwing it away, then he breaks down crying [[DespairEventHorizon realizing that his life as a mobster is over. over]].
11th Apr '16 5:49:26 PM Adept
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* SoundtrackDissonance: A number of songs, including "FrostyTheSnowman."

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* SoundtrackDissonance: A number of songs, including "FrostyTheSnowman."WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman."
10th Apr '16 6:25:16 PM 04tele
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Creator/MartinScorsese's famous 1990 film, based on the book ''Wiseguy'' by Nicholas Pileggi, which followed the story of New York City gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) from his induction into the Lucchese crime family in the 1950s to his downfall and entry into the Witness Protection Program in the 1980s. Along with Henry, the film follows Henry's boss Jimmy Conway (Creator/RobertDeNiro), his best friend Tommy [=DeVito=] (Creator/JoePesci), and his wife Karen (Creator/LorraineBracco). The film details Henry's moving up the ranks, his eventual imprisonment, his role in (at the time) the largest heist in American history, and his involvement with the cocaine trade (which eventually gets him arrested by narcotics officers and shunned by the Mob). As the ground crumbles around him, he turns to the Feds for protection, eventually having to "live the rest of [his] life like a schnook".

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Creator/MartinScorsese's famous 1990 film, based on adaptation of the book ''Wiseguy'' by Nicholas Pileggi, which followed the story of New York City gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) from his induction into the Lucchese crime family in the 1950s to his downfall and entry into the Witness Protection Program in the 1980s. Along with Henry, the film follows Henry's boss Jimmy Conway (Creator/RobertDeNiro), his best friend Tommy [=DeVito=] (Creator/JoePesci), and his wife Karen (Creator/LorraineBracco). The film details Henry's moving up the ranks, his eventual imprisonment, his role in (at the time) the largest heist in American history, and his involvement with the cocaine trade (which eventually gets him arrested by narcotics officers and shunned by the Mob). As the ground crumbles around him, he turns to the Feds for protection, eventually having to "live the rest of [his] life like a schnook".
24th Mar '16 8:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* MythologyGag: Joe Pesci beating Frank Vincent like in ''RagingBull'' (Vincent's character surname was Batts too). Scorsese would deliver the punchline to the joke in ''{{Film/Casino}}''... somehow.

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* MythologyGag: Joe Pesci beating Frank Vincent like in ''RagingBull'' ''Film/RagingBull'' (Vincent's character surname was Batts too). Scorsese would deliver the punchline to the joke in ''{{Film/Casino}}''... somehow.
3rd Feb '16 2:05:25 PM gravious
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: "Now go home and get your fucking shinebox!"
2nd Feb '16 1:07:40 AM 3rdStringPG
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** Morrie. Hardly anyone has patience for his motor-mouthed antics, especially his demands to get his cut in the Lufthansa heist.
2nd Feb '16 1:03:36 AM 3rdStringPG
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* GenderFlip: In real life, Henry had a son and a daughter. In the film, this was changed to him having two daughters.
24th Jan '16 7:54:42 AM wittylibrarian
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* MoodWhiplash: Things can go crazy violent at the drop of a pin.
** One second you're joking with your pals, next second you're bleeding from having Tommy smash a bottle over your head.
** One second you're riding high on a great score, the next you're getting pinched by the feds.
** One second you're thinking your marriage is great, the next you're screaming at the door of your cheating husband's mistress and threatening him with his own gun when he wakes up from a drug-fueled hangover.
** Topped by [[spoiler:what happens to Tommy. Getting led to a ceremony to get promoted up as a Made Man - with Jimmy gleefully happy at the prospect - is all triumphal and celebratory... until it turns out Tommy is being led to his execution.]] The entire mood of the movie from that point on is all tragedy.
20th Jan '16 2:43:26 PM bannermanner
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''Goodfellas'' was followed by ''Film/{{Casino}}'', based on the book of the same name (also by Nicholas Pileggi), which also featured De Niro (who 'fagocitated' Liotta's role in becoming the centre of the movie's romantic subplot) and Pesci (still the same sort of vicious character- though with more sympathetic qualities, it should also be noted that both guys he played really existed).

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''Goodfellas'' was followed by ''Film/{{Casino}}'', based on the book of the same name (also by Nicholas Pileggi), which also featured De Niro (who 'fagocitated' 'phagocytated' Liotta's role in becoming the centre of the movie's romantic subplot) and Pesci (still the same sort of vicious character- though with more sympathetic qualities, it should also be noted that both guys he played really existed).
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