Goodfellas

Trivia: The slap Paulie gives Henry when he leaves prison was completely improvised. The surprised look on Ray Liotta's face is genuine.

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Trivia: The movie shows that Henry Hill has two daughters, whereas, in real life, he has a son and a daughter, who are also in hiding from the mob and their father.

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Trivia: Al Pacino was originally asked to play the role of Jimmy Conway but did not accept for fear of being typecast after portraying too many gangsters throughout his career. Ironically, later in 1990, he ended up playing a gangster, Big Boy Caprice, in "Dick Tracy."

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

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Question: In the scene where Tommy believes he is being made, right after he walks into the room you hear him say "Oh no!" right before he is shot. Tommy obviously realizes that he was set up. However, what is it that he sees in the room that tips him off?

Answer: He was expecting a crowded room full of friends congratulating him. Also it was common knowledge among the mafia that being walked into an empty room when you were due to be made meant you were about to be executed, so Tommy likely knew he'd met his end just moments before the shot.

William Bergquist

Answer: Either the fact that the room was empty (being made is a big ceremonial event with many people) or he felt the gun pressed against the back of his head right before they shot him.

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