To say that Goodfellas
are graphic and ruthless is an understatement, however, instead of this
turning you off the movie it has the opposite effect, it draws you in
by: Martin Scorsese
Nicholas Pileggi (book "Wise Guy")
Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay)
Martin Scorse (screenplay) Starring: Robert De Niro
- James '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 Anthony Polemeni
- Copa Captain
Young Henry Hill: What the fuck is that?
Henry Hill: [voice over] As
back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
Henry Hill: [voice
over] To me being a gangster was better than being
president of the United States.
ran the cabstand and the Bella Vista Pizzeria and other places for his
brother Paul, who was the boss of the neighborhood. Paulie might have
moved slow but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for
Henry Hill: [voice
was the kind of guy that rooted for bad guys in the movies.
I'm not mad, I'm proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and
you learned the two greatest things in life. Young Henry: What? Jimmy Conway: Look
at me. Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth
we needed money, we'd rob the airport. To us, it was better than
Henry Hill: [voice over]
And then there was Jimmy Two-Times, nicknamed because he said
Jimmy Two Times:
I'll get the papers, get the papers.
Henry Hill: [voice over] For
us to live any other way was nuts. To us those goody-good people who
worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks and took the subway to work and
worried about bills, were dead. They were suckers. They had no balls.
If we wanted something, we just took it.
Paul Cicero: Tommy's
a bad seed. What am I supposed to do? Shoot him? Copa Captain: That
wouldn't' be a bad idea.
Henry Hill: [voice over] Now
he's got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. Trouble
with a bill, to Paulie. Trouble with cops, deliveries, Tommy, he calls
Paulie. But now he has to pay Paulie every week no matter what.
"Business bad? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. The
place got hit by lightning? Fuck you, pay me."
[to Henry] Tommy DeVito:
In this day and age, what the fuck is this world coming to? I can't
believe this. A
Jew broad, prejudiced against Italians.
[after Henry has stood
her up] Karen Hill:
got some nerve standing me up. Nobody does that to me. Who do you think
you are, Frankie Valli or some big shot?! I forgot. Henry Hill:I
thought it was next
was this Friday and you agreed, so you're a
liar! Henry Hill:
can talk about this. Karen Hill:
to you after what you just did to me? Forget it.
[Henry's just asked
Karen out again to make up for standing her up] Henry Hill: [voice over]
remember, she's screaming on the street and I mean loud. But she looked
good. Karen Hill: I'll
think about it. But it'll cost you, Hill. A
lot. Henry Hill: [voice over] She
had these great eyes, like Liz Taylor's.
Karen Hill: What
do you do? Henry Hill:
[she feels his hands] Karen Hill: They
don't feel like you're in
Henry Hill: I'm