• 1990
  • R
  • 145 min
  • USA
  • biography, crime, drama

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

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino

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.

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  • Martin Scorsese
    Martin Scorsese
    American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese made the short films while he attended New York University's film school; these include "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" (1963), "It's Not Just You, Murray!" (1964), and his most famous short of the period "The Big Shave" (1967). This...

Main Cast


  • Pauline Kael (New Yorker)

    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...

  • Jay Carr (Boston Globe)

    Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    Brash and brilliant ... | Full Review...

  • David Jenkins (Little White Lies)

    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

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker, James Y. Kwei

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

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 145 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Italian

Sound Mix: Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Also Known As

  • Quei bravi ragazzi (IT)
  • Buenos muchachos (AR)
  • Os Bons Companheiros (BR)
  • Les affranchis (FR)
  • GoodFellas: Drei Jahrzehnte in der Mafia (AT)
  • Guddoferozu (JP)
  • Tudo Bons Rapazes (PT)