Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 146 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1990
Starring: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Braco, Paul Sorvino
Martin Scorsese’s 1990s beloved gangster classic spans three decades of the mafia, focusing on the young who grow up in the mob and the way their business changes along with society. Centering around the true story of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his friendship with Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy De Vito (Joe Pesci), Goodfellas shows us the inside operations of a long-standing mafia family – who’s accepted, what’s acceptable – that begins with all the glitz-and-glamor but ends with cocaine busts and plea bargaining. In addition to its beautiful cinematography, it’s sexy, tough, and violently funny (Goodfellas contains some of the most memorable lines in movie history). Our favorite scene? Why, it’s when Scorsese’s mother presents her dog painting at the dinner table… What do you want from me?