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Title:
Goodfellas
Author:
Winkler, Irwin.
Uniform Title:
GoodFellas (Motion picture)
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
Physical Description:
1 Blu-ray disc (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
For as long as he could remember, Henry Hill wanted to be a gangster. So, when he was 12 years old, he started running errands for the neighborhood wiseguy and extortionist, "Paulie" Cicero. By the time he was 21, Henry had made a name for himself and had a good life by stealing and reselling cargo. Along with Jimmy "The Gent" Conway and Tommy DeVito, Henry organizes and executes heists, big and small, for their boss and protector, Paulie. He marries Karen, a headstrong Jewish woman, who at first reluctantly and then enthusiastically embraced the gangster life. Even going to prison doesn't slow Henry down. But Henry's defiance of his boss' directive in dealing cocaine and Tommy's violent outbursts threaten to destroy the world the wiseguys have made for themselves. Even a $6 million payday from the great Lufthansa heist, the largest cash heist in American history, may not be enough to protect this group from their own mistakes.
General Note:
Special features may vary by copy.

Based on the book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.

Special features: 2 commentaries: "Cast and crew" with Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, producers Irwin Winkler and Barbara De Fina, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and editor Thelma Schoonmaker; "Cop and crook" with Henry Hill and former FBI agent Edward McDonald; "Getting made" documentary with cast and crew; "Made men: the GoodFellas legacy" documentary with cast and crew; "The workaday gangster" documentary with cast and crew; "Paper is cheaper than film:" storyboard-to-screen comparisions; theatrical trailer.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781419843068
UPC:
085391108085

883929446803

883929331741

883929490424

883929490417
Format :
Blu-Ray

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Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi'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 (Paul Sorvino), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill (Ray Liotta) 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 (Joe Pesci), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), 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; Pesci would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi