Tommy is supposed to get made, but instead is killed for murdering Billy Batts. Henry gets arrested on narcotics charges. In a panic, Karen flushes the last of Henry's supply down the toilet, which he was counting on after she bails him out of jail. Left with nothing, Henry asks Paulie for money; he gives him $3,200 and is forced to turn his back on Henry. Jimmy asks Henry to do a hit in Florida, but Henry is worried that he won't return from the job. He joins the Witness Protection Program and gets Jimmy and Paulie convicted and put into prison. After that, Henry comments on finding it hard leaving the gangster life and living the rest of it like a 'schnook'. The end credits reveal that Henry was arrested again on drug charges in 1987, but has been clean thereafter, Karen left him after 25 years of marriage in 1989, Paulie died in prison in 1988 at the age of 73, and that Jimmy is not eligible for parole until 2004 when he would be 78 years old.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Lorraine Bracco points a revolver at Ray Liotta's head, after Ray Liotta turns the tables and now points the gun at Lorraine Bracco as he gets up and walks away you can see Ray Liotta steps on Lorraine Bracco's hand and she opens her mouth wide like shes screaming but it must have been cut from the audio, as Ray walks off camera his expression changes to show that he knew he had accidentally stepped on his co-workers hand.
Henry Hill: What happened?
Jimmy Conway: They whacked him. They fucking whacked him. I can't fucking believe it.
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