DVD 145 mins IMDB 8.6 (86,876 votes) top 250: #24
R
Goodfellas - 2 Disc Special Edition
Warner Bros. (1990)
In Collection
#242

My Rating:
10

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Crime, Drama
USA  /  English

Robert De Niro Jimmy Conway
Ray Liotta Henry Hill
Joe Pesci Tommy DeVito
Lorraine Bracco Karen Hill
Paul Sorvino Paul Cicero
Frank Sivero Frankie Carbone
Tony Darrow Sonny Bunz
Mike Starr Frenchy
Frank Vincent Billy Batts
Chuck Low Morris 'Morrie' Kessler
Kevin Corrigan
Illeana Douglas
Michael Imperioli
Samuel L. Jackson
Elaine Kagan
Gina Mastrogiacomo Janice Rossi
Debi Mazar
Frank DiLeo Tuddy Cicero
Frank Adonis Anthony Stabile
Catherine Scorsese Mrs. DeVito, Tommy's Mother
Suzanne Shepherd Karen's Mother
Tony Sirico

Director Martin Scorsese
Producer Irwin Winkler
Writer Nicholas Pileggi; Martin Scorsese
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
User Credit 1 James Y. Kwei; Thelma Schoonmaker
User Credit 2 Richard Bruno

Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas immortalizes the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas is at least as good as The Godfather without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.

Edition Details
Barcode 085391912224
Region Region 1
Release Date 8/17/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: Commentaries with Director Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, Co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, Producers Irwin Winkler and Barbara De Fina, Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, Editor Thelma Schoomaker FBI agent Edward McDonald and real life goodfella Henry Hill.
3 All-New Documentaries
  • Getting Made: How a movie classic hit the streets.
  • Made Men: The Goodfellas Legacy: Filmmakers Joe Carnhan, Jon Favreau, Antoine Fuqua, the Hughes Brothers and Richard Linklater comment on the movie's influence.
  • The Workaday Gangster looks at the less-glamorous side of mob life plus Paper Is Cheaper than Film: Storyboard-to-screen comparisons.

  • Personal Details
    User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
    User Text 2 "As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955.
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    Notes
    Trivia: Mike Starr, who plays "Frenchy" in the film, plays the same role in The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (1991) (TV), a Jimmy Burke/Conway telling of the Lufthansa heist portion of "Goodfellas" (more)

    Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the window while Karen is trying to find where Jimmy is keeping the stolen dresses. (more)

    Quotes: Jimmy Conway: I'm not mad, I'm proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learn two great things in your life. Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut. (more)

    Awards: Won Oscar. Another 31 wins & 18 nominations (more)