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

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.

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."

Trivia: For a movie that's so known for its violence, there are only five on-screen murders. An additional five murders happen off-screen, bringing the total body count to 10.


Continuity mistake: When Paulie and Jimmy go to visit Henry at his girlfriend Janice's apartment to talk to him, after Paulie sits down and begins the conversation with Henry, both a Star of David pendant and a crucifix pendant can be seen hanging from the necklace around Henry's neck. At first the Star of David is hanging over the crucifix, then it has switched to the crucifix hanging over the Star of David. (01:16:15)

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

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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.


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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