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[[Performer~P110533~Martin Scorsese~martinscorsese]] explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of [[Performer~P106503~Nicolas Pileggi~nicholaspileggi]]'s best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero ([[Performer~P66963~Paul Sorvino~paulsorvino]]), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill ([[Performer~P42611~Ray Liotta~rayliotta]]) is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy ([[Performer~P56237~Joe Pesci~joepesci]]), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy ([[Performer~P17593~Robert DeNiro~robertdeniro]]), his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a "made guy," an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings. Goodfellas was rewarded with six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture; [[Performer~P56237~Pesci~joepesci]] would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

  • Release date:September 12, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nicholas Pileggi Best Screenplay 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholas Pileggi Best Adapted Screenplay 1990 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nicholas Pileggi Best Adapted Screenplay 1991 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Bruno Best Costume Design 1990 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Irwin Winkler Best Picture 1990 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Joe Pesci Best Supporting Actor 1989 Winner
National Board of Review Joe Pesci Best Supporting Actor 1990 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joe Pesci Best Supporting Actor 1990 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joe Pesci Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Martin Scorsese Best Director 1989 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Martin Scorsese Best Director 1989 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Martin Scorsese Best Director 1990 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Martin Scorsese Best Picture 1990 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Martin Scorsese Silver Lion for Best Director 1990 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Martin Scorsese Best Director 1990 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Martin Scorsese Best Director 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Martin Scorsese Best Screenplay 1990 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Martin Scorsese Best Director 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Martin Scorsese Best Director 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Martin Scorsese Best Adapted Screenplay 1990 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Michael Ballhaus Best Cinematography 1989 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Robert De Niro Best Actor 1990 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Lorraine Bracco Best Supporting Actress 1989 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lorraine Bracco Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lorraine Bracco Best Supporting Actress 1990 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Thelma Schoonmaker Editing Award 1990 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thelma Schoonmaker Best Editing 1990 Nominee

Cast

Robert De Niro
as James Conway
Ray Liotta
as Henry Hill
Joe Pesci
as Tommy DeVito
Lorraine Bracco
as Karen Hill
Paul Sorvino
as Paul Cicero
Frank Sivero
as Frankie Carbone
Tony Darrow
as Sonny Bunz
Mike Starr
as Frenchy
Frank Vincent
as Billy Batts
Frank di Leo
as Tuddy Cicero
Christopher Serrone
as Young Henry
Henny Youngman
as Himself
Jerry Vale
as Himself
Joseph D'Onofrio
as Young Tommy
Manny Alfaro
as Gambling Doorman
Melissa Prophet
as Angie
Paul Mougey
as Terrorized Waiter
Richard Mullally
as Cop No. 1
Steve Forleo
Tony Lip
as Frankie the Wop
Debi Mazar
as Sandy
Paul Herman
as Dealer
Marianne Leone
as Tuddy's Wife
Richard "Bo" Dietl
as Arresting Narc
Edward Hayes
as Defense Attorney
Gaetano Lisi
as Paul No. 3
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
as Doctor
Mark Jacobs
as Bruce
John Williams
as Johnny Roastbeef
Ellen Lewis
Gaetano LoGiudice
Jesse Kirtzman
as Beach Club Waiter
Adam Wandt
as Kid
Anthony Alessandro
Michael Calandrino
as Godfather at Table
Paula Gallo
Robbie Vinton
as Bobby Vinton
Susan Varon
as Susan
Victor Colicchio
as Henry's 60s Crew
Johnny "Cha-Cha" Ciarcia
as Batt's Crew No. 1
James Quattrochi
Ed Deacy
as Detective Deacy
Janis Corsair
as Vito's Girl Friend
Joseph Bono
as Mikey Franzese
Luke Walter
as Truck Driver
Max Raven
as Vito
Paul McIsaac
as Judge, 1956
Richard Dioguardi
as City Detective
Stella Kietel
as Henry's Older Child, Judy
Welker White
as Lois Byrd
Kevin Corrigan
as Michael Hill
Alyson Jones
as Judy Hill, Age 13
Jamie de Roy
as Bookie's Sister
Tony Sirico
as Tony Stacks
Margaret Smith
as School Guard
Dino Laudicina
as Henry's Greeter
Frank Pellegrino
as Johnny Dio
Gina Mattia
as Young Henry's Sister
Irving Welzer
as Copa Announcer
John Manca
as Nickey Eyes
Lou Eppolito
as Fat Andy
Anthony Powers
as Jimmy Two Times
Norman Barbera
as Bouncer
Philip Suriano
as Cicero's 60s Crew
Spencer Bradley
as Bruce's Brother
Tony Conforti
as Tony
Vito Picone
as Vito
Frank Aquilino
as Batt's Crew No. 2
Gina Mastrogiacomo
as Janice Rossi
Nancy Ellen Cassaro
as Joe Buddha's Wife
Clem Caserta
as Joe Buddha
Larry Silvestri
as Detective Silvestri
Andrew Scudiero
as Mr. Tony's Hood
Lo Nardo
as Frenchy's Wife
Anthony Polemeni
as Copa Captain
Nicole Burdette
as Carbone's Girl Friend
Peter Onorati
as Florida Bookie
Beau Starr
as Henry's Father
Tobin Bell
as Parole Officer
Vito Balsamo
Joel Calendrillo
as Young Henry's Older Brother
Lisa DaPolito
as Lisa
Marie Michaels
as Mrs. Carbone
Nadine Kay
as Janice's Girl Friend
Peter Hock
as Mailman
Russell Halley
Thomas Hewson
as Drug Buyer
Vito Antuofermo
as Prizefighter
Michael Imperioli
as Spider
Samuel L. Jackson
as Stacks Edwards
Julie Garfield
as Mickey Conway
Elizabeth Whitcraft
as Tommy's Girl Friend at Copa
Charles Scorsese
as Vinnie
Frank Albanese
as Mob Lawyer
Gene Canfield
as Prison Guard in Booth
Elaine Kagan
as Henry's Mother
Edward D. Murphy
Charles Low
as Morris Kessler
Frank Adonis
as Anthony Stabile
Gayle Lewis
as Marie No. 2
Joel Blake
as Judge, 1971
Lawrence Sacco
Margo Winkler
as Belle Kessler
Mike Contessa
Peter Fain
Ruby Gaynor
as Ruth Hill, Age 11
Berlinda Tolbert
as Stacks' Girl Friend
Vincent Pastore
as Man with Coatrack
Angela Pietropinto
as Cicero's Wife
John di Benedetto
as Bleeding Man
Catherine Scorsese
as Tommy's Mother
Fran McGee
as Johnny Roastbeef's Wife
Garry Blackwood
as Henry's 70s Crew
Joanna Bennett
as Marie No. 1
Katherine Wallach
as Diane
Margaux Guerard
as Judy Hill, Age 10
Michael Citriniti
as Liquor Cop
Paula Young
Ronald Maccone
as Ronnie
Suzanne Shepherd
as Karen's Mother
Vincent Gallo
Illeana Douglas
as Rosie

Crew

Martin Scorsese
Director
Barbara de Fina
Producer
Irwin Winkler
Producer
Nicholas Pileggi
Book Author
Nicholas Pileggi
Screenwriter
Martin Scorsese
Screenwriter
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer
Pete Townshend
Featured Music
Eric Clapton
Featured Music
Douglas Furber
Featured Music
The Rolling Stones
Featured Music
Donovan Leitch
Featured Music
Jeff Barry
Featured Music
Norman Gimbel
Featured Music
Alex North
Featured Music
Harvey Fuqua
Featured Music
Harry Nilsson
Featured Music
Charles Trenet
Featured Music
Jack Bruce
Featured Music
Arthur Altman
Featured Music
Cynthia Weil
Featured Music
Barry Mann
Featured Music
Jimmy Van Heusen
Featured Music
Burt Bacharach
Featured Music
Hoagy Carmichael
Featured Music
Al Stillman
Featured Music
Mitchell Parish
Featured Music
McKinley Morganfield
Featured Music
Gus Kahn
Featured Music
Steve Allen
Featured Music
Phil Spector
Featured Music
Harry Warren
Featured Music
Sammy Cahn
Featured Music
Ernie Erdman
Featured Music
Thelma Schoonmaker
Editor
Kristi Zea
Production Designer
Bruce S. Pustin
Production Designer
Maher Ahmad
Art Director
Bruce S. Pustin
Associate Producer
Susan O'Donnell
Costume Designer
Richard Bruno
Costume Designer
John Manca
Consultant/advisor
Michael Russo
Stunts
Sylvia Fay
Casting
Carl Fullerton
Makeup
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