GoodFellas (18)

Wednesday 18 March 2020
7:30pm - 10pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield SU


£3.30 (General)

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster," is the classic opening line, but the real Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) was a reluctant mobster who, like Michael Corleone in the same year's The Godfather Part III, tried to get out, but was pulled back in. The Lucchese crime family were far removed from Coppola's glamourised men of honour: getting "whacked" was just another occupational hazard. Martin Scorsese nails the grim reality of this life of violence in the story of Hill's rise and fall, from go-fer for mob boss Paulie (Paul Sorvino) to drugs trafficker to FBI informant. Supporting actors Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci provide almost unbearable tension as Hill's ruthless associates.