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Release Date: September 19th, 1990

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

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

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • All of the performances are first-rate; Pesci stands out, though, with his seemingly unscripted manner. GoodFellas is easily one of the year's best films. [21 September 1990, Friday, p.C]

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

  • No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even "The Godfather." show more

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