“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”
This week on Hype’s #ThrowbackThursday we have Goodfellas! Directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Irwin Winkler, Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film that is an adaption of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. Following the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period of 1955 to 1980, the film starred Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino.
Gaining a gross of $46.8 million domestically, the two and a half hours film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Jon Pesci won Best Actor in the Supporting Role category and the film also won five award from the British Academy Film and Television Arts, including Best Film, and Best Director.
Dubbed Best Film of the year by numerous film critic groups, Goodfellas is considered as one of the greatest films of all time, both in crime genre and in general. Apart from all its brilliantness, Goodfellas is also known for the most use of the word f*ck at the time of its release with 300 counts of the word being used in the film.
Brutal, stylish, hypnotic and addictive, Goodfellas is arguably Martin Scorsese’s finest hour.
Watch the trailer here!
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