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Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands, and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy (Joe Pesci), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), another half-Irish mobster, his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a "made guy," an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings.

Special Features

* Closed Caption
* Interactive menus
* Production notes
* Scene access
* Two theatrical trailers
* Languages: English, Franšais, Espa˝ol

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Special Features 2 commentaries: Cast and crew with Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Lorrain Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, producers Irwin Winkler and Barabara De Fina, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and editor Thelma Schoonmaker Cop and Crook with Henry Hill and former FBI agent Edward McDonald 3 documentarties with the cast and crew: Getting Made Made Men: The GoodFellas Legacy The Workaday Gangster Paper Is Cheaper Than Film: Storyboard-to-screen comparisons Theatrical trailer

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