Release Date: 1990

Director: Martin Scorsese


Nicholas Pileggi (based on the book Wiseguy)

Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese (screenplay)


Robert De Niro

Ray Liotta

Joe Pesci

Lorraine Bracco [bio]

Paul Sorvino

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Locations of L.I. Shoots:

Catalina Beach Club in Atlantic Beach (aerial view) – the vacation scenes (Liotta and Bracco)

Lawrence – scenes include Henry Hill (Liotta) being followed by a helicopter, the parent’s home of Karen Hill (Bracco), and Rockaway Boulevard entering Five Towns. (aerial view)

Oyster Bay (aerial view)

Valley Stream (aerial view)

~ the information for Lawrence and Atlantic Beach was provided by Patrick Lydon

Of Interest:


The 13 Best Quotes from Goodfellas – 2-26-15 ***added June 2016

Watch: 30-Minute Making of Documentary For Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’

‘GoodFellas’ Reunion At Tribeca Film Festival, Hosted By Jon Stewart

‘Goodfellas’ cast to reunite at Tribeca Film Festival – April 2015

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“GoodFellas” performed well at the box office, grossing $46.8 million domestically, well above its $25 million budget. It also received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. The film was named Best Film of the year by various film critics groups. “GoodFellas” is often considered one of the greatest films ever, both in the crime genre and in general, and was deemed “culturally significant” and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress. ~ Wikipedia

“To emphasize the mindspace Henry (Liotta) is operating in, Scorsese and his editor Thelma Schoonmaker mix fast paced cutting with a mind jolting mashup of classic rock and blues music which not only drives the action onscreen, but also gives the feeling of being out of control, skating on the edge. So in effect you’re rocking out with the tunes but at the same time watching Henry careening on the precipise of disaster which you know is coming somewhere down the line for him.” ~ Furious Sounds

Goodfellas I’m funny how I mean, funny like a clown