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R| 2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes. A drug addiction and a few mistakes ultimately unravel his climb to the top. Based on the book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Ray Liotta , Joe Pesci , Lorraine Bracco , Paul Sorvino , Frank Sivero , Tony Darrow , Mike Starr

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Goodfellas (1990)

Release Date: September 19th, 1990|2 hr. 26 min.

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  • 80
    Rolling Stone

    Martin Scorsese scores again with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling "Wiseguy." show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Ferocious brutality is presented without commentary or judgment, yet with unmistakable moral understanding and vision. [21 September 1990, Daily Notebook p.E-1] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Great cinema - and also a whopping good time. [19 September 1990, Life, p.1D] show more

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