GOODFELLAS ∙ MARTIN SCORSESE & NICOLAS PILEGGI
GOODFELLAS • Martin Scorsese & Nicolas Pileggi • 1990 Faber and Faber 137 pgs • Sight and Sound Script • Main Characters; Credits; Cast & Script • Film released in 1990, directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book WISEGUY by Nicholas Pileggi • The film is based on a true story. Henry Hill is still in the Witness Protection Program. In 1987 has arrested in Seattle, Washington, for narcotics conspiracy and he received 5 years probation. Since 1987 he has been clean • Editorial work by David Thompson • PVP 10,71€ • Linha de Sombra • www.linhadesombra.com • Cinemateca Portuguesa ■
Anything I wanted was a phone away! Free cars. Keys to a dozen hideouts all over the city. I'd bet twenty, thirty grand over a weekend and then I’d either blow the winnings in a week or go to the sharks to pay back the bookies.
(Henry leaves the witness stand and speaks directly to the camera.)
Didn't matter. It didn't mean anything. When I was broke I would go rob some more. We ran everything. We paid off cops. We paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out.Everything was for the taking. And now it's all over. That's the hardest part. Today everything is different. There’s no action. I have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food. Right after I got here I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I’m an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.”
HENRY HILL, Ray Liotta