You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, “You’re gonna like this guy. He’s all right. He’s a good fella. He’s one of us.” You understand? We were good fellas. Wiseguys.
If you’re part of a crew, nobody ever tells you that they’re going to kill you, doesn’t happen that way. There weren’t any arguments or curses like in the movies. See, your murderers come with smiles, they come as your friends, the people who’ve cared for you all of your life. And they always seem to come at a time that you’re at your weakest and most in need of their help. Goodfellas, 1990
The F word was originally written
into the Goodfellas script 70 times.
However, the actors improvised so
much of their dialogue that the word
was used 300 times, making the
movie #14 on the list of films
with the most F-bombs. SourceSource 2Source 3
In Goodfellas, the ‘Am I a clown? Do I
amuse you?’ scene, where Tommy DeVito
(Joe Pesci) attacks Henry Hill (Ray Liotta)
for calling him a 'funny guy’, was Pesci’s
idea. He’d once worked at a restaurant
where he got a nasty reply after telling
a real-life mobster he was funny, so he
suggested it to director Martin Scorsese,
and they filmed it without a script to get
genuine reactions from the cast. Source
But still I couldn’t hurt him. How could I hurt him? I couldn’t even bring myself to leave him. The truth was that no matter how bad I felt I was still very attracted to him. Why should I give him to someone else? Why should she win?