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The 1990 Martin Scorseses motion picture Goodfellas is a classic movie about the world of organized crime Goodfellas is based on the Nicolas Pileggi novel WISE GUY The film starts off in New York City in the 1950s and is on the life of a poor Irish-Italian named Henry Hill Hill is an aspiring criminal who threw the movie rises threw ranks of his Brooklyn neighborhoods organized crime branch and has Henry and his family living the good life with his profits from his criminal activity finally Henry is forced to testify against his former partners and lands Henry and his family in the FBIs Witness protection programIn his teen age years Henry starts working in a local hangout for wise guys members of organized crime At first Henry is put to work parking cars and little odd jobs for the wise guys After a few years things escalate into more involvement for Henry like working in an underground gamboling ring running messages Torching cars and to selling stolen cigarettes Most of his current activity is a classified as a misdemeanor or a public order crime When Henry ends up getting arrested and after a light slap on the wrists Henry earns much trust and respect and starts off on his life of crime In his early 20s Henry and his partners Tommy and Jimmy set up different jobs to improve there financial gain social status and if not more importantly respect from other individuals involved organized crime The three ran jobs like robbing cargo trucks filled with goods from fur coats to cigarettes and even occasionally a shipment of shrimp and lobsters These goods are sold illegally on the black Market for a fraction of their original costs These criminal activity starts to enhance as time moves on with public official and police payoffs crimes are put on the bottom of the pile or never investigated Along with the intimidation of witnesss and the
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