The lowly, blue-collar side of New York’s Italian mafia is explored in this crime biopic of wiseguy Henry Hill. As he makes his way from strapping young petty criminal, to big-time thief, to middle-aged cocaine addict and dealer, the film explores in detail the rules and traditions of organized crime. Watching the rise and fall of Hill and his two counterparts, the slick jack-of-all-trades criminal Jimmy Conway and the brutish, intimidating Tommy DeVito, this true story realistically explores the core, blue-collar part of the mob. Based on the book “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi.
1990, 146 minutes, Rated R, Paul Sorvino/Ray Liotta/Tony Sirico Tribute Film, Directed by Martin Scorsese
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