Screen Junkies hopped back in time to bring us an Honest Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s 1990 movie Goodfellas. They may have been inspired by the death of star Ray Liotta just a couple of weeks ago, or possibly the recent celebration of Billy Batts Day. At any rate, they point out the superlatives in Goodfellas that so many other movies have tried to emulate and failed at. Goodfellas offers lots of blood, lots of crime, lots of laughs, and lots of F-bombs. True, it’s a bit thin on plot, but no one cared, and besides that’s what happens when you tell a story based on someone’s real life.
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They reference My Blue Heaven at the end of this video. The reason the movies are so similar is because My Blue Heaven was written by Nora Ephron, who was married to Nicholas Pileggi, the author of Wiseguy, the Henry Hill biography that Goodfellas is based on. The comedy premiered a month before Goodfellas.