History Film / Goodfellas

14th Sep '17 9:49:00 AM MrTerrorist
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* ArtisticLicense: Henry claims Paul's Prison sauce has garlic sliced so thin with a razor, that they melt when heated. In RealLife, the garlic would not melt when heated and will just be cooked.
10th Sep '17 12:31:47 PM WillBGood
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** A particularly notable examples is Music/{{Donovan}}'s dreamy-sounding "Atlantis" underscoring the brutal death of Billy Batts.

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** A particularly notable examples example is Music/{{Donovan}}'s dreamy-sounding "Atlantis" underscoring the brutal death of Billy Batts.
3rd Sep '17 4:36:04 AM WillBGood
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** A particularly notable examples is Music/{{Donovan}}'s dreamy-sounding "Atlantis" underscoring the brutal death of Billy Batts.
29th Jul '17 1:48:21 PM Aurelian
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* SuspiciousSpending: Days after the $6 million Lufthansa heist, members of Jimmy's crew, who are all being watched by the FBI, show up with Cadillacs and mink coats. It convinces Jimmy that they're a liability and he starts killing them.
28th Jul '17 5:00:55 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* AsHimself: Attorney Ed [=McDonald=] plays himself when Karen and Henry look to the witness protection program; he handled the Hill's case in real life. The Hills' dialogue was taken verbatim from the transcript of their conversation while [=McDonald=] ad-libbed his dialogue.

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* AsHimself: Attorney Ed [=McDonald=] plays himself when Karen and Henry look to the witness protection program; he handled the Hill's Hills' case in real life. The Hills' dialogue was taken verbatim from the transcript of their conversation while [=McDonald=] ad-libbed his dialogue.
28th Jul '17 4:59:12 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* AsHimself: Attorney Ed [=McDonald=] plays himself when Karen and Henry look to the witness protection program; he handled the Hill's case in real life. The Hills' dialogue was taken verbatim from the transcript of their conversation while [=McDonald=] ad-libbed his dialogue.
26th Jul '17 10:47:25 PM Jupree
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* TemptingFate: Spider, bullied, when he tells Tommy to go fuck himself
3rd Jul '17 2:34:01 PM 3rdStringPG
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* TheDitz: Lois Byrd, the babysitter.



* SoundtrackDissonance: A number of songs, including "WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman."

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* SoundtrackDissonance: A number of songs, including "WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman." "WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman," as Jimmy angrily scolds his men for spending their heist money way too early.
6th Jun '17 10:52:19 AM CosmicFerret
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Creator/MartinScorsese's 1990 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".

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Creator/MartinScorsese's 1990 adaptation of the book ''Wiseguy'' by Nicholas Pileggi, which followed the story of New York City gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) (Creator/RayLiotta) 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".



** ''Series/TheSopranos'' isn't subtle in its attempts to pick up where ''[=GoodFellas=]'' leaves off in its demythologising of the Mafia. A truly impressive amount of the cast of that show had parts of varying significance in this film. In case it wasn't obvious enough, their first choice to play Tony Soprano was Ray Liotta.

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** ''Series/TheSopranos'' isn't subtle in its attempts to pick up where ''[=GoodFellas=]'' leaves off in its demythologising of the Mafia. A truly impressive amount of the cast of that show had parts of varying significance in this film. In case it wasn't obvious enough, their first choice to play Tony Soprano was Ray Liotta.Creator/RayLiotta.
1st Jun '17 11:10:01 AM JulianLapostat
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Averted. Despite being almost entirely set in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, there are no sightings of the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, the Empire State Building, the Twin Towers etc.

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* EiffelTowerEffect: Averted. Despite being almost entirely set in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, there are no sightings of the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty and the Empire State Building, Building. Most of the Twin Towers etc.action is set in Brooklyn and the remoteness and closed nature of their community is part of the general theme of the story. Indeed, Billy Batts is referred to by Paul Cicero as "the man from Downtown".
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