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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Robert De Niro
Ray Liotta
Joe Pesci
Directors
Martin Scorsese
Screenwriters
Nicholas Pileggi
Running Time
145 minutes

Goodfellas
From as far back as we can remember we've always wanted a special edition of this masterpiece.


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Plot
An adapated 'true' story of the life and times of Henry Hill - low level New York mafia member. We're shown his life from childhood, his induction to the local 'family', and his subsequent rise in status. Then it all starts going a bit pear-shaped…


Verdict
Thanks to a bottomless empathy for the Italian-American subject matter, the eye of a poet, some championship camerawork and Teflon turns from De Niro, Pesci and Liotta, 'Fellas improves with the years: brutally funny, and often just plain brutal.


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