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Title:
Goodfellas
Edition:
Widescreen, two-disc special ed.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2004.
ISBN:
9780790758343
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVDs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R.
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English or Spanish with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.

Based on: Wise guy / Nicholas Pileggi.

Features: audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese, ex-gangster Henry Hill, and ex-FBI agent Edward McDonald, four making-of documentaries, theatrical trailer.
Awards:
Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor, Joe Pesci
Abstract:
A dramatization of one man's life in the Mafia over a period of three decades.
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Summary

Summary

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