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Goodfellas
Director: Martin Scorsese (Dir)
Release Date:   1990
Premiere Information:   New York and Los Angeles openings: 19 Sep 1990
Duration (in mins):   146
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Cast:   Robert De Niro (James Conway)  
    Ray Liotta (Henry Hill)  
    Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito)  
    Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill)  
    Paul Sorvino (Paul Cicero)  

Production Company: Irwin Winkler Productions  
  Warner Bros., Inc. (Time-Warner, Inc.)
Production Text: A Martin Scorsese Film
An Irwin Winkler Production; A Martin Scorsese Film
Distribution Company: Warner Bros., Inc. (Time-Warner, Inc.)
Director: Martin Scorsese (Dir)
Producer: Irwin Winkler (Prod)
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi (Scr)
  Martin Scorsese (Scr)
Photography: Michael Ballhaus (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Kristi Zea (Prod des)
Film Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker (Film ed)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Music:
Songs:
Source Text: Based on the novel Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi (New York, 1985).
Authors: Nicholas Pileggi

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Warner Bros., Inc. 19/9/1990 dd/mm/yyyy PA478125

PCA NO: 30613
Physical Properties: Sd: Dolby Stereo in selected theatres
  col: Technicolor

 
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Gangster

Note: Goodfellas was ranked 92nd on AFI's 2007 100 Years…100 Movies--10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films, up from the 94th position it held on AFI's 1997 list. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   19 Sep 1990   Calendar, p. 1.
New York Times   19 Sep 1990   p. 11.
Variety   10 Sep 1990   p. 56.

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