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15 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of 'Goodfellas'

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Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas released in 1990 and hasn’t lost popularity in the intervening decades. Based on the non-fiction book Wiseguys: Life in a Mafia Family by journalist Nicholas Pileggi, Goodfellas is about mobster and likable antihero Henry Hill and his life as part of the New York City Italian-American Mafia. Scorsese wanted the film to be so authentic he had real mafiosos on-set working as extras.

Stories from behind the scenes of Goodfellas reveal how the real mob feels about the movie, how involved Scorsese was with every little detail, and casting choices that would’ve changed everything. 

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