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"Goodfella" Henry Hill
« on: June 13, 2012, 09:39:53 AM »
'Goodfellas' Mobster Turned FBI Informant Henry Hill Dead at 69

Henry Hill, the famed mobster turned FBI informant whose life story was documented in the book "Wiseguy"- upon which Martin Scorsese's 1990 gangster epic "Goodfellas" was based - has died at the age of 69...

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...Hill was famously associated with New York's Lucchese crime family throughout the 1960s and into the 1980s. He began his life of crime at the age of 11 while growing up on the working class East New York section of Brooklyn by running errands for Paul Vario, a captain in the Lucchese family...

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...Hill became an FBI informant following a 1980 arrest on a narcotics-trafficking charge, and testimony he delivered led to 50 arrests.

Hill, his wife Karen and their two children entered the witness protection program and changed their names. They were relocated to several locations in Omaha, Neb., Independence, Ky., and Redmond, Wash...
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Re: "Goodfella" Henry Hill
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 09:47:01 AM »
That movie along with the first two installments of The Godfather are my favorite mob movies.

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Re: "Goodfella" Henry Hill
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 10:06:03 AM »
I like that one too. Another one I really like is "Donny Brasco", with Depp and Pacino. The tension in that movie from beginning to end is incredible. Another film based on a true story.
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Re: "Goodfella" Henry Hill
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 10:48:11 AM »
Goodfellas is a great movie.  Scorcese does a masterful job of putting you in that character's mind and making you want to be a gangster yourself; and an equally masterful job of showing how it destroyed his life. The viewer is subject to the same "high" followed by the same crash.

Probably my favorite scene in that movie is when he pistol whips the sh*t out of that smug smartass who had tried getting familiar with his girlfriend. He just walks across the street and never utters a word until after the beatdown has been delivered.
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Re: "Goodfella" Henry Hill
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 11:12:39 AM »
Goodfellas is a great movie.  Scorcese does a masterful job of putting you in that character's mind and making you want to be a gangster yourself; and an equally masterful job of showing how it destroyed his life. The viewer is subject to the same "high" followed by the same crash.

Probably my favorite scene in that movie is when he pistol whips the sh*t out of that smug smartass who had tried getting familiar with his girlfriend. He just walks across the street and never utters a word until after the beatdown has been delivered.

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Re: "Goodfella" Henry Hill
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 12:31:28 PM »
The scene.  Badassery commences at the 1:00 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPnk9MhnEpY
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Re: "Goodfella" Henry Hill
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 07:35:05 PM »
That movie along with the first two installments of The Godfather is my favorite mob movies.



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