20 Surprising Facts About Goodfellas

When your career has been as impressive and rewarding as the one belonging to Martin Scorsese, it’s hard to single out one film as your crowning achievement. But 1990’s Goodfellas makes a strong case. Based on the 1985 book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, about mob hustler-turned-informant Henry Hill, the movie charts Hill (Ray Liotta) as he ascends the rungs of organized crime with associates James Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci).

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In celebration of Scorsese’s classic take on the Mafia, here are 20 fascinating facts that will make you want to take a long walk through the back of the nightclub, cut your garlic so thin it’s practically see-through, and demand someone get their shine box.

20 Surprising Facts About Goodfellas

yas! | By Fred Foster