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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Crime Fiction, Award-Winning WorkGenre: biographical film, crime film, drama film, film adaptationNarrative location: BrooklynRuntime: 145 - 148 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, ItalianCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York City, New Jersey, ChicagoDirector: Martin ScorseseScreenwriter: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin ScorseseBased on: WiseguyMusic: Pete TownshendCinematography: Michael BallhausStars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, Frank Sivero, Debi Mazar, Mike Starr, Catherine Scorsese Producer: Irwin WinklerStudio: Warner Bros.Awards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Martin Scorsese)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Irwin Winkler)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Lorraine Bracco)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film follows the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980. Scorsese initially named the film Wise Guy, but postponed it, and later he and Pileggi changed the name to Goodfellas. To prepare for their roles in the film, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta often spoke with Pileggi, who shared research material left over from writing the book. According to Pesci, improvisation and ad-libbing came out of rehearsals where Scorsese gave the actors freedom to do whatever they wanted. The director made transcripts of these sessions, took the lines he liked best, and put them into a revised script the cast worked from during principal photography. Made on a budget of $25 million, Goodfellas grossed $46.8 million domestically. It received positive reviews from critics. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won for Pesci in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category.


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