Goodfellas

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."

Factual error: In the scene at Idlewild airport, the actors walk past the rear of an easily identified 1965 Chevy Impala. Occasionally Chevrolet introduced vehicles early, but never two years early.

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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: 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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