History YMMV / Goodfellas

11th Feb '18 1:20:52 PM AmuckCricetine
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* RetroactiveRecognition: This wouldn't be the last time Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli were involved in a [[Series/TheSopranos highly acclaimed gangster story]].

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** A pre-stardom Creator/SamuelLJackson is Stacks Edwards.
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This wouldn't be the last time Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli were involved in a [[Series/TheSopranos highly acclaimed gangster story]].
4th Feb '18 10:43:48 PM AdamC
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* LoveToHate: Interestingly, Tommy is the most memorable of the entire film.

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* LoveToHate: Interestingly, Tommy is the most memorable of the entire film. Maybe that's why Joe Pesci won an Oscar while Scorsese, Liotta, and De Niro did not.
20th Jan '18 2:33:55 AM randomguy399
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** Tommy ends up [[spoiler:being murdered]] by someone named Vinnie. [[Film/MyCousinVinny Fast forward two years later]] and Creator/JoePesci plays a character named Vinny who is called to investigate a murder.
20th Jan '18 2:04:38 AM randomguy399
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** Go to the comment section on any YouTube video with Frank Vincent in it and there's a good chance it'll be filled with 'shinebox' jokes.

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** Go to the comment section on any YouTube video with either Joe Pesci or Frank Vincent in it and there's a good chance it'll be filled with 'shinebox' jokes.



* SignatureScene: One of serveral depending on who you ask.

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* SignatureScene: One of serveral several depending on who you ask.
23rd Nov '17 11:45:41 AM VisitorAlex
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** Jimmy crosses this when he has his conspirators in the heist murdered, rather than share money with them.


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** Jimmy crosses it when he has his conspirators in the heist murdered, rather than share money with them.
23rd Nov '17 1:37:38 AM TrollBrutal
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* {{Narm}}: Some of the violence in this movie is so extreme, it almost verges on {{Narm}} territory.
23rd Nov '17 1:04:28 AM VisitorAlex
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Some of the violence in this movie is so extreme, it almost verges on SugarWiki/FunnyMoments.



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Notoriously averted, and one of the most controversial things about the film. It's been praised as one of the more accurate mob movies ever made because, unlike ''Film/TheGodfather'', which was rather sentimental about the Mafia (or at least, Vito) as a force for order and honour in a corrupt world, there's very little honour in ''Goodfellas'': the highest-ranking gangster in the film, Paulie, is only a middle-ranking ''caporegime'' who doesn't hesitate to cut his ties with Henry when it looks like Henry may be a liability, rewarding him for a lifetime's service with a measly few hundred bucks. One of the main characters is a [[HairTriggerTemper violent]], [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] {{jerkass}} psychopath, another is a violent, greedy and increasingly paranoid scumbag, and the main POV character is an arsonist thug who cheats on his wife and deals hard drugs behind his boss's back. In a way, it ''should'' be a hellish, hard-to-watch story about violence, secrecy and betrayal. But people love the film, because it makes this life seem like great fun...at least, up to a point. And Henry never expresses regret for all the harm he's caused; at the end of the film, the only thing he regrets is that he couldn't go on living like he used to, able to take whatever he wanted, live however he wanted, and above all, get away with it.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Notoriously averted, and one of the most controversial things about the film. It's been praised as one of the more accurate mob movies ever made because, unlike ''Film/TheGodfather'', which was rather sentimental about the Mafia (or at least, Vito) as a force for order and honour in a corrupt world, there's very little honour in ''Goodfellas'': the highest-ranking gangster in the film, Paulie, is only a middle-ranking ''caporegime'' who doesn't hesitate to cut his ties with Henry when it looks like Henry may be a liability, rewarding him for a lifetime's service with a measly few hundred bucks. One of the main characters is a [[HairTriggerTemper violent]], [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] {{jerkass}} psychopath, [[AxCrazy maniac]], another is a violent, greedy and increasingly paranoid scumbag, and the main POV character is an arsonist thug who cheats on his wife and deals hard drugs behind his boss's back. In a way, it ''should'' be a hellish, hard-to-watch story about violence, secrecy and betrayal. But people love the film, because it makes this life seem like great fun...at least, up to a point. And Henry never expresses regret for all the harm he's caused; at the end of the film, the only thing he regrets is that he couldn't go on living like he used to, able to take whatever he wanted, live however he wanted, and above all, get away with it.


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* {{Narm}}: Some of the violence in this movie is so extreme, it almost verges on {{Narm}} territory.
26th Sep '17 9:02:58 PM VisitorAlex
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Notoriously averted, and one of the most controversial things about the film. It's been praised as one of the more accurate mob movies ever made because, unlike ''Film/TheGodfather'', which was rather sentimental about the Mafia (or at least, Vito) as a force for order and honour in a corrupt world, there's very little honour in ''Goodfellas'': the highest-ranking gangster in the film, Paulie, is only a middle-ranking ''caporegime'' who doesn't hesitate to cut his ties with Henry when it looks like Henry may be a liability, rewarding him for a lifetime's service with a measly few hundred bucks. One of the main characters is a violent {{Jerkass}} psychopath, another is a violent, greedy and increasingly paranoid scumbag, and the main POV character is an arsonist thug who cheats on his wife and deals hard drugs behind his boss's back. In a way, it ''should'' be a hellish, hard-to-watch story about violence, secrecy and betrayal. But people love the film, because it makes this life seem like great fun...at least, up to a point. And Henry never expresses regret for all the harm he's caused; at the end of the film, the only thing he regrets is that he couldn't go on living like he used to, able to take whatever he wanted, live however he wanted, and above all, get away with it.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Notoriously averted, and one of the most controversial things about the film. It's been praised as one of the more accurate mob movies ever made because, unlike ''Film/TheGodfather'', which was rather sentimental about the Mafia (or at least, Vito) as a force for order and honour in a corrupt world, there's very little honour in ''Goodfellas'': the highest-ranking gangster in the film, Paulie, is only a middle-ranking ''caporegime'' who doesn't hesitate to cut his ties with Henry when it looks like Henry may be a liability, rewarding him for a lifetime's service with a measly few hundred bucks. One of the main characters is a violent {{Jerkass}} [[HairTriggerTemper violent]], [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] {{jerkass}} psychopath, another is a violent, greedy and increasingly paranoid scumbag, and the main POV character is an arsonist thug who cheats on his wife and deals hard drugs behind his boss's back. In a way, it ''should'' be a hellish, hard-to-watch story about violence, secrecy and betrayal. But people love the film, because it makes this life seem like great fun...at least, up to a point. And Henry never expresses regret for all the harm he's caused; at the end of the film, the only thing he regrets is that he couldn't go on living like he used to, able to take whatever he wanted, live however he wanted, and above all, get away with it.
26th Aug '17 7:56:15 PM CommanderAce
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* ChaoticEvil: Tommy DeVito is an arrogant hothead and a sociopath who will just as soon shoot you or knife you to death as laugh with you. He is infamous for his HairTriggerTemper, which [[spoiler:ultimately gets him killed when he makes the mistake of killing a made man]].
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* ChaoticEvil: Tommy DeVito is an arrogant hothead and a sociopath who will just as soon shoot you or knife you to death as laugh with you. He is infamous for his HairTriggerTemper, which [[spoiler:ultimately gets him killed when he makes the mistake of killing a made man]].
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20th Jul '17 11:51:33 PM SomeRandomBastard
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** The LongShot of Henry and Karen breaking the line at a restaurant and entering through the kitchen.

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** The LongShot EpicTrackingShot of Henry and Karen breaking the line at a restaurant and entering through the kitchen.
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