History Film / GoodFellas

9th Feb '18 3:44:00 PM Aurelian
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** According to Hill's son and daughter he was far worse then his portrayal in ''Goodfellas''. They recounted how on one occasion a drug-addled Hill gave his ''teenage daughter'' a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Their life in Witness Protection was hellish. He continued to commit crimes and kept endangering them by making calls back home and telling people who really was.
9th Feb '18 1:52:03 PM TrollBrutal
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* TranquilFury: When Spider makes the tragic mistake of telling Tommy to "go fuck himself", Tommy doesn't react right away. He seems to simmer in his own psychopathic juices for several seconds until he explodes in a .38 caliber onslaught.

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* TranquilFury: When Spider makes the tragic mistake of telling Tommy to "go fuck himself", Tommy doesn't react right away. He At first, when Jimmy praises the kid, Tommy seems to simmer in his own psychopathic juices for several seconds until seconds, but when Jimmy goads Tommy, he finally explodes in a .38 caliber onslaught.
9th Feb '18 1:46:20 PM Overfiend
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* TranquilFury: When Spider makes the tragic mistake of telling Tommy to "go fuck himself", Tommy doesn't react right away. He seems to simmer in his own psychopathic juices for several seconds until he explodes in a .38 caliber onslaught.
3rd Feb '18 6:42:13 AM Abodos
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*** The film also relegates Henry and Jimmy's involvement in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978-1979_Boston_College_basketball_point_shaving_scandal Boston College point shaving scandal]] to one throwaway line. Likewise it completely leaves out Henry's pioneering role in credit card theft and fraud, the source of most of his earnings prior to his federal prison time (and what eventually got him kicked out of the Witness Protection Program in real life).

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*** The film also relegates Henry and Jimmy's involvement in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978-1979_Boston_College_basketball_point_shaving_scandal org/wiki/1978-79_Boston_College_basketball_point_shaving_scandal Boston College point shaving scandal]] to one throwaway line. Likewise it completely leaves out Henry's pioneering role in credit card theft and fraud, the source of most of his earnings prior to his federal prison time (and what eventually got him kicked out of the Witness Protection Program in real life).
3rd Feb '18 6:37:45 AM Abodos
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*** The film also relegates Henry and Jimmy's involvement in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978%E2%80%9379_Boston_College_basketball_point_shaving_scandal Boston College point shaving scandal]] to one throwaway line. Likewise it completely leaves out Henry's pioneering role in credit card theft and fraud, the source of most of his earnings prior to his federal prison time (and what eventually got him kicked out of the Witness Protection Program in real life).

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*** The film also relegates Henry and Jimmy's involvement in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978%E2%80%9379_Boston_College_basketball_point_shaving_scandal org/wiki/1978-1979_Boston_College_basketball_point_shaving_scandal Boston College point shaving scandal]] to one throwaway line. Likewise it completely leaves out Henry's pioneering role in credit card theft and fraud, the source of most of his earnings prior to his federal prison time (and what eventually got him kicked out of the Witness Protection Program in real life).
26th Jan '18 3:01:27 AM WillBGood
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* DoubleStandard: Or triple... Tommy who is disgusted by the notion that a woman could be attracted to a black man -Sammy Davis Jr- laments that a Jewish girl he's got the hots for rejects him because he is Italian.
--> '''Tommy:''' In this day and age, what the fuck is this world coming to? I can't believe this, prejudice against - [[HypocriticalHumour a Jew broad]] - prejudice against Italians
--> '''Girl:''' Unbelievable. You could see how a white girl could fall for him. '''Tommy:''' So you condone that stuff? I don't want to be kissing NatKingCole over here.

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* DoubleStandard: Or triple... Tommy who is disgusted by the notion that a woman could be attracted to a black man -Sammy man-- Sammy Davis Jr- Jr-- laments that a Jewish girl he's got the hots for rejects him because he is Italian.
--> '''Tommy:''' In this day and age, what the fuck is this world coming to? I can't believe this, prejudice against - against-- [[HypocriticalHumour a Jew broad]] - broad]]-- prejudice against Italians
--> '''Girl:''' Unbelievable. You could see how a white girl could fall for him. '''Tommy:''' him.
-->'''Tommy:'''
So you condone that stuff? I don't want to be kissing NatKingCole over here.
10th Jan '18 1:35:40 PM kquinn0830
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* DoWrongRight: Young Henry is praised by Jimmy after getting pinched because he handled it the right way. Namely, keeping his mouth shut and not ratting.
23rd Nov '17 10:34:08 AM VisitorAlex
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** The film is also a stark contrast to previous gangster films like ''Film/TheGodfather'', which portray gangsters in a highly romanticized light as Robin Hood figures fighting for the common man or as large organizations that run on honor and respect. ''[=GoodFellas=]'' portrays gangsters as what they really are, a group of psychopathic thugs who rule through fear and intimidation, and won't hesitate to kill each other over the pettiest of reasons.

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** The film is also a stark contrast to previous gangster films like ''Film/TheGodfather'', which portray gangsters mobsters in a highly romanticized light as Robin Hood figures fighting for the common man or as large organizations that run on honor and respect. Conversely, ''[=GoodFellas=]'' portrays gangsters mobsters as what they really are, a group of psychopathic thugs massive {{Hate Sink}}s who rule through fear and intimidation, and won't hesitate to kill each other over the pettiest of reasons.



* HateSink: An infamous example, as this film was well-known for portraying mobsters as massive {{Hate Sink}}s. The movie actually manages to portray the monstrosity of most of the mobsters, especially Tommy and Jimmy.



* HeroAntagonist: The police and the law, literally.

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* HeroAntagonist: The police and the law, literally.law.
13th Nov '17 10:31:11 AM skotavatar
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* AdaptationalUgliness: The real Tommy was 6"2", had long hair and a moustache, was built like a boxer and was described as very good looking. In the film, he is played by Joe Pesci.

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* AdaptationalUgliness: The real Tommy was 6"2", 6'2", had long hair and a moustache, was built like a boxer and was described as very good looking. In the film, he is played by Joe Pesci.
10th Nov '17 9:50:29 PM WillBGood
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* GuildedCage: Wiseguys live a privileged existence even in prison, using their money and influence to get themselves housed separately from other prisoners and having more or less free run of the place without interference from the guards. They even continue to eat gourmet food while inside, maintaining an extravagantly luxurious pantry packed with steaks, lobsters, and the like.

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* GuildedCage: GildedCage: Wiseguys live a privileged existence even in prison, using their money and influence to get themselves housed separately from other prisoners and having more or less free run of the place without interference from the guards. They even continue to eat gourmet food while inside, maintaining an extravagantly luxurious pantry packed with steaks, lobsters, and the like.
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