Goodfellas is a 1990 crime movie directed by; Martin Scorsese. It is a movie based on true events from the 1986 non fiction book "Wiseguy"; by Nicholas Pileggi. he co wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The movie shows the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period from year 1955 to 1980.
Henry Hill (Liotta) admits, "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster," referring to his respect the Lucchese crime family gangsters.. Wanting to be part of something great, Henry quits school and starts to work for them. His Irish American father tries to stop Henry after learning of his doings, but the gangsters threaten the local postal... Henry becomes capable of making a living for himself..