Martin Scorsese’s best movie is a modern gangster classic, Goodfellas. The crime film is an adaption of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay.
The film narrates the rise and fall of Henry Hill from 1955 to 1980. Since its release in 1990, a lot of interesting things have unfolded. There may have been some real-life monsters while the characters portrayed were revamped a little bit. Don’t consider yourself a fanatic until you’ve digested all of this intriguing trivia.
Some Of The Real Criminals In The Film Were Toned Down Quite A Bit
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One of the portrayals was Paul Vario, the one-time head of the Lucchese crime family, and Jimmy Burke, the mastermind behind the Lufthansa heist.
Vario (Paul Cicero in the film) was far from being the cool head actor Paul Sorvino portrayed. Jimmy Conway was cunning in the movie, but the real Jimmy was a homicidal maniac.