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Quintessential picture about "wiseguys," at turns both violent and funny. A young man grows up in the mob, works hard to advance himself through the ranks, and enjoys the life of the rich and violent, oblivious to the horror of which he is a part. Cocaine addiction and many wiseguy missteps ultimately unravel his climb to the top. Excellent performances (particularly Liotta and Pesci, with De Niro pitching in around the corners), with visionary cinematography and careful pacing. Watch for Scorsese's mom as Pesci's mom. Based on the life of Henry Hill, ex-mobster now in the Witness Protection Program. Adapted from the book by Nicholas Pileggi.

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Available on Running time 146 minutes.

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Genres
Crime Drama, Organized Crime, True Stories, Buddies, Corporate Shenanigans, New York, New York, Gangs, Screen Teams: De Niro & Pesci, Edibles, Director/Star Teams: Scorsese & De Niro, Books to Film: Nicholas Pileggi, Witness Protection Program, Biopics: Cops & Robbers, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Cast
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, Frank Sivero, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Darrow, Chuck Low, Frank DiLeo, Christopher Serrone, Illeana Douglas, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Peter Onorati, Beau Starr, Angela Pietropinto, Joseph (Joe) D'Onofrio, Jerry Vale, Henny Youngman, Catherine Scorsese
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Director
Martin Scorsese
Producer
Irwin Winkler, Warner Bros.

Awards

Oscars 1990: Support. Actor (Pesci); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1990: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Scorsese), Film; L.A. Film Critics 1990: Cinematog., Director (Scorsese), Film, Support. Actor (Pesci), Support. Actress (Bracco); Natl. Bd. of Review 1990: Support. Actor (Pesci), Natl. Film Reg. 2000;; N.Y. Film Critics 1990: Actor (De Niro), Director (Scorsese), Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1990: Director (Scorsese), Film.

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Nicholle

This movie is amazing! Henry Hill is a local boy turned gangster in a neighborhood full of the roughest and toughest. Tommy Devito is a pure bred gangster, who turns out to be Henry's best friend. Jimmy Conway puts the two of them together, and runs some of the biggest hijacks and burglaries the town has ever seen. After an extended jail sentence, Henry must sneak around the back of the local mob boss, Paulie Cicero, to live the life of luxury he has always dreamed of. In the end, the friends end up in a hell of a jam, and must do anything they can to save each other, and stay alive.