Young Henry Hill, with his friends Jimmy and Tommy, begins the climb from being a petty criminal to a gangster on the mean streets of New York.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Won 1991 BAFTA Award for Best Film
Hard-hitting and stylish, GoodFellas is a gangster classic -- and arguably the high point of Martin Scorsese's career.
Is it a great movie? I don't think so. But it's a triumphant piece of filmmaking-journalism presented with the brio of drama. | Full Review...
Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.
Brash and brilliant ... | Full Review...
Goodfellas is a terrifying film because, like much of Scorsese's best work, it is about the lives of avuncular psychopaths, and pretty-boy Liotta brilliantly encapsulates that fetid contradiction. | Full Review...
Tagline: Three Decades of Life in the Mafia.
Source: based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi
Motion Picture Rating: R
Genres: biography, crime, drama
Categories: organized crime, rise and fall, career criminal, mafia, gangster, robbery, mob violence, nightclub, multiple narrators, hitman, crime epic, mob, informer, drug use, machismo, crime boss, double cross, irish american, mentor, brooklyn new york city, paranoia, cosa nostra, juvenile delinquent, witness protection, long island new york
Producer: Irwin Winkler
Casting: Ellen Lewis
Director of photography: Michael Ballhaus
Costume design: Richard Bruno
Executive producer: Barbara De Fina
Associate producer: Bruce S. Pustin
Production design: Kristi Zea
Runtime: 145 min
Language: English, Italian
Sound Mix: Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)