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Goodfellas (1990) - As Far Back As I Can Remember I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster - 10 Classic Quotes

Posted on 5 May, 2016 at 6:35 Comments comments (0)
Goodfellas (1990) - As Far Back As I Can Remember I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster - 10 Classic Quotes

Released: 1990
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ray LiottaRobert De NiroJoe Pesci, etc.

A stellar cast augmented with by Scorsese's hand-picked soundtrack make for all-time top 5 gangster flick. At the glass repair company we work at, we watch as part of the regular rotation of classics. Here are just some of the best quotes from Goodfellas:

* "As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster." - Henry Hill
* "Funny how? You mean I amuse you?" - Tommy DeVito
* "I'm gonna get the papers, get the papers." Jimmy Two Times
* "You got outta line, you got whacked. Everybody knew the rules." - Henry Hill
* "Sure, Mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I'm free the next morning!" - Tommy DeVito
* "No more shines, Billy." - Tommy DeVito
* "Now go home and get your &#%@ shine box! - Billy Batts
* "Make that coffee to go." - Tommy DeVito
* "It's gonna be a good summer!" - Jimmy Conway
* "So don't buy wigs that come off at the wrong time!" - Morris Kessler
* "Back to the hideout and split up the loot!" - Tommy DeVito

Based on the true life story of mob associate Henry Hill. This film is is almost a word for word adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's book, Wiseguys. Any conversation about Top 5 gangster movies would have to include Goodfellas. It was named the #92 Greatest Film of all time by the American Film Institute.

Some trivia notes: Goodfellas has 43 songs in it; At the time it was released it set the all-time record for instances of profanity (300+); While Tommy (Joe Pesci) brutally whacks Billy Batts (Frank Vincent) in the movie, Vincent would get his revenge in the movie Casino (1995), when his character brutally beats Joe Pesci's character with a bat, then buries him alive. Goodfellas was nominated for five Academy Awards, with Joe Pesci (Tommy) winning oscar gold for Best Actor In A Supporting roll.

Trivia Question: What now famous actor played the minor part of Stacks Edwards?" Answer: Samuel L. Jackson

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