Goodfellas

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie they pull to the side of the road and stab and shoot the not yet dead man in the trunk. In this scene Jimmy shoots him 4 times. Later, when they get to this scene in the story and show it again in slow mo, Jimmy fires the gun 5 times. (01:00:34)

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Suggested correction: Jimmy shoots the gun 3 times in each scene.

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Continuity mistake: After Henry gives Paulie a share of the money he took from the air port, Paulie tells him to say that he got the rest of the money playing Craps in Vegas. Paulie's left hand is around Henry's back with his hand flat out on his shoulder. When it cuts to a close up as Paulie is playfully slapping his cheek with his other hand, his left hand is now suddenly balled up in a different position on Henry's shoulder. (00:35:30)

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Continuity mistake: While Henry is in the shower pounding on the tiles after hearing about Lufthansa, his bar of soap changes hands between shots. (01:33:00)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Karen is too afraid to accept free clothes from Jimmy and speeds off, the yellow NY state license plate falls from the parked car to reveal the modern white one underneath. (02:11:35)

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Tommy DeVito: I'm funny how? I mean funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean, funny? Funny how? How am I funny? (00:21:15)

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Trivia: The lines in the scene at Tommy's house where his mother makes dinner for them were entirely improvised by the actors.

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Question: When Jimmy and Henry torture the man into giving them money for a gambling dept he owes to Paulie, we then find out he had a sister who was an FBI informant. Henry says "She gave up everyone. Jimmy, me, even her brother." What did her brother do that was illegal? I thought he was just the victim.

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Chosen answer: Gambling, especially with a mobster bookie was and is still illegal in the US.

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