Goodfellas
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Henry Hill: What happened?
Jimmy Conway: They whacked him. They fucking whacked him. I can't fucking believe it.

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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Morrie: Fuck 'em in the ear. Fuck 'em in the other ear, that son of a bitch. Did I ever bust his balls? Did I ever drop the dime on Jimmy?
Henry Hill: Drop the dime? What are you talking here? You know Jimmy Conway, you borrowed his money. Pay him so we can get the fuck outta here.
Morrie: I never agreed to 3 points on top of the vig! Am I something special? Some sort of schmuck on wheels?

Henny Youngman: How are you? Glad to be here! Take my wife, please! I take my wife everywhere, but she finds her way home. I said "Where do you wanna go for your anniversary?" She said "I wanna go somewhere I've never been before." I said "Try the kitchen." Dr. Wellsler is here, a wonderful doctor. Gave a guy 6 months to live. Couldn't pay his bill, gave him another 6 months. (00:34:20 - 00:34:50)

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Tommy DeVito: Hey, Spider, that fuckin' bandage on your foot is bigger than your fuckin' head.

Henry Hill: Jimmy was the kind of guy that rooted for bad guys in the movies.

Tommy DeVito: You know Spider, you're a fuckin' mumbling stuttering little fuck. You know that?

Tommy DeVito: Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I'm free the next morning.

Karen Hill: I know there are women like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit, the truth... It turned me on. (00:41:10)

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Karen's Mother: My daughter says that uh, that you're half Jewish?
Henry Hill: Um, just the good half.
(00:31:22)

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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.

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Suggested correction: False. Joe Pesci told the anecdote to Scorsese in the earliest stages of the movie. Scorsese asked him to add it during previous script readings and further rehearsals while notes were being taken by crew members. Then it was finally shot following those rehearsals and notes. In this video all the actors involved tell how Scorsese works and even he himself says he rewrote that scene 4 times. Minute 13:04: https://youtu.be/_bbzUZuxEB8.

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I have actually seen interviews where they admitted it was improvised. The reactions from the other actors was genuine.

lartaker1975

Just submitted a link to a video where they tell how they improvised during rehearsals and then scripted it.

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Question: What is the song being played during the scene when Henry is being chased by the helicopter towards the end? It starts when he puts the bags in the trunk of his car before going to pick up his brother, but it's not on the soundtrack and I can't see it listed in the end credits.

Stacey

Chosen answer: The song is called "Jump Into The Fire" by Harry Nilsson, and is not on the original motion picture soundtrack.

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