Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas (56:59) Rated R because Joe Pesci made us swear.


We begin the ’90s with one of the most fun gangster movies ever put on film: Martin Scorsese’s Wise Guy! De Niro, Pesci and Liotta are criminal scumbags, but they seduce you into loving them anyway. This one has just gotten better in 25 years. Podcast heaven awaits you! Check out Sparkplug Coffee for your energy boost, then snort up our lines…so to speak.

CORRECTIONS: Goodfellas scored badly during test screenings, not in previews. Also, the “funny, like a clown” scene happened to Joe Pesci as a young man, not Al Pacino.


Goodfellas on Wikipedia

Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy” on Wikipedia

Lorraine Bracco on IMDb

Paul Sorvino on IMDb

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

IMDb’s Top 250

Sight & Sound’s 2012 Critics’s and Director’s Polls

1990 in film

1990 Academy Award winners and nominees

Joe Pesci’s remarkably short Oscar acceptance speech

The “funny, like a clown” scene on YouTube

Billy Batts’ pays for requesting a shoeshine on YouTube

Spider feels Tommy’s wrath on YouTube

Tommy takes a bullet to the back of the head on YouTube

Slate article about Goodfellas’ final scene

The Godfather and Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and Pulp Fiction and Boogie Nights and Donnie Brasco and The Wolf Of Wall Street on IMDb

The Godfather and Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and The Wolf Of Wall Street T100P podcasts

Previously on the Not 100 Project: Brokeback Mountain

August 31st on the T100P: Dances With Wolves