Goodfellas (1990) with Robert DeNiro & Joe Pesci

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Goodfellas (1990) with Robert DeNiro & Joe Pesci

Unread post by alexalonso » June 30th, 2003, 5:50 pm

In 1990 Martin Scorcese directed one of the best gangster movies of all time. The book, Wise Guys is an excellent read that gave birth to the movie Good Fellas. You wont put the book down and the fact that the story is based on true events makes the flick so much more interesting.

Joe Pesci did an excellent job playing Tommy, and actually won a supporting Oscar for his role. Robert DeNiro and Paul Sorvino did great jobs in their roles. Samuel Jackson had a small role in this movie too. A great movie for all times.
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Unread post by Guest » June 30th, 2003, 8:08 pm

Mr. Alonso is correct. An excellent read.

http://www.epinions.com/content_2338234500 rates it number 3 in all time, however, I know those who rate it number 1 of all time!

Get Down.

Now can we please consider "Pulp Fiction" a gangster movies peeps.

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Staze » July 29th, 2003, 4:26 am

I own this movie and I have read Wise Guy and both are great. It was cool to see how some stuff differed between the two ie.) in the movie how Henry goes to Paulie for the money and starts crying, but in the book his wife claims she went to ask for the money and it was Paulie who shed some tears.
Check out http://www.goodfellahenry.com/ It's cool to see real pictures of the real people who were involved in this story.

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Spike » August 5th, 2003, 2:35 pm

I have read the book "The Godfather" even after i saw the movie & as usual the book far outweighs the film in every category, i think with books once you put an effort to get into the subject line we become more engrossed in it because we get to use our own imagination

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by omack » September 23rd, 2003, 8:04 pm

I need to watch Goodfellas as well as The Godfather and Scarface. Sounds like I've missed alot, eh?

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Ice » September 23rd, 2003, 8:56 pm

omack where have u been dawg? lol

the goodfellas is my favorite of the 3, its just a 10/10 movie...

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Rossonero » December 15th, 2003, 11:20 pm

hell yea I love Goodfellas.

"I make you laugh? I'm here to friggin amuse you??" -Joe Pesci

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by indyjrt » December 16th, 2003, 12:38 pm

I can always watch Goodfellas and not be bored.

I watch Casino too but that's not a good.....Kind of the same story Vegas style..........

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by wcrockets » December 16th, 2003, 5:47 pm

Oh come on now, how can you not like to see Joe Pesci swordfighting with a loudmouth and his own pen in a bar. Now that's Hollywood I tell you. Lol.. :P

Ok I'm editing to post a review of Godfellas 1990:

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.

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Fatestar » February 22nd, 2005, 11:56 am

Goodfellas was tight, but what about Carlito's way, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs...???

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by purplecityhello » February 22nd, 2005, 12:34 pm

Fatestar wrote:Goodfellas was tight, but what about Carlito's way, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs...???
personally my favorite gangster flick is the Godfather II, young vito made the movie

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Reeky » February 22nd, 2005, 3:24 pm

its a good movie, but i like scarface and a couple other movies better but definetly a good movie.

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by BlaKK » March 1st, 2005, 8:33 pm

goodfellas tops all, Hands Down. Scarface is second. Goodfellas was just to Dayum good. triple Ups and mad props to that movie

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by PS1979 » March 3rd, 2005, 5:26 pm

personally i cant relate to all that italian mafia shit.....but goodfellas was a tight ass movie.....

but yeah...I prefer cholo flicks over mafioso shit.

walking tall and boulevard nights, i can relate more to that type of shit

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by Past » March 3rd, 2005, 10:24 pm

Goodfellas was a good movie but i think the best Italian Mob movie was Godfather , becuase in goodfellas they wernt really the mob they were there own little group.

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by GottaLoveLA » March 4th, 2005, 3:29 pm

Pecsi was a little too psychotic

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Re: Nothing Tops Goodfellas

Unread post by fistfullofboomstick » March 4th, 2005, 8:41 pm

yeh man when he shoots that kid spider

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The Goodfellas

Unread post by Italiano » May 8th, 2006, 4:02 pm

This is one of my favorite Italian Mafia movies

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