Martin Scorsese's violent, true-life gangster epic which follows Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises through the ranks of the Mafia. Upon turning FBI informant to help pay for his drug addiction, Hill recalls how he got started in the Mob following the $6 million robbery of a Lufthansa cargo at a New York airport. Hill and his partners, Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy De Vito (Joe Pesci), went on to rise through the ranks of the Mafia over three decades, eventually eliminating Paul Cicero (Paul Sorvino), the neighbourhood godfather who originally took Hill under his wing. Joe Pesci won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
absolutely great movie. sadly, the dvd was unwatchable. for some reason the disc was double sided and required you to flip it over to finish the movie. the movie itself was also extremely poor quality and it would not go any bigger than a quarter of the screen.