Goodfella over and out...
Henry Hill, personified by Ray Liota in the iconic movie, Goodfellas has passed away at the ripe young
age of 69. Looks like "the Boys" didn't get him after all.
He somehow beat the system.
Great film about really, really, REALLY scary people. I read accounts where it was stated the guy that Pesci's character Tommy was based on was actually worse in real life. Hill recalled him telling him and an associate "watch this" and he walked up on a total stranger and shot him to death. No reason; just to show how much he enjoyed doing it.
One of the greatest things that Martin Scorsese ever did was to make you feel the pain of Robert DeNiro's character when Tommy was whacked just as he was being inducted. Tommy was a monster and Jimmy was just as bad, yet you kind of got to feel bad for them when the world would have been better had they both never existed.
Good points Chi and Ralph.
Just watched this Classic again 2 nights ago......dead on analysis Jerry O.