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Goodfellas is not the only movie about the life of Henry Hill. Another adaptation was released in the same year, but it approached the story very differently. Although Martin Scorsese has made various movies about gangsters and addressing topics like redemption and guilt, his 1990 movie Goodfellas is considered by many to be his best in the genre and has served as an inspiration to many filmmakers since its release.

Goodfellas is based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, and focuses on the life of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his days as a teenager fascinated by the criminal life and mafia presence in his Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn, to his involvement in the Lufthansa heist and his decision to work as an informant for the FBI. Henry Hill joined the crime family of Paul Cicero (Paul Sorvino), working alongside Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci), who ended up turning their backs at him when he got involved in the world of drugs. The real Henry Hill reportedly loved the movie, but this wasn’t the only one based on his life that was released in 1990.

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