Top 20 Goodfellas Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Goodfellas facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Goodfellas film message.

Tommy's mom is played by Catherine Scorsese who is Martin Scorsese's mom
Tommy's mom is played by Catherine Scorsese who is Martin Scorsese's mom
Henry brings some fur coats to Sonny, which he can't do anything with fur in the summer. "We'll hang them in the freezer with the meats". Frankie brings attention after the heist by buying his wife a fur coat. As punishment, they hang him in the freezer, like a fur coat
Henry brings some fur coats to Sonny, which he can't do anything with fur in the summer. "We'll hang them in the freezer with the meats". Frankie brings attention after the heist by buying his wife a fur coat. As punishment, they hang him in the freezer, like a fur coat

Goodfellas Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. When Morrie gets whacked in the car, the interior lights turns off once the ice pick goes through his head, as an indications of "light out for Morrie"

Goodfellas Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Frank Vincent's character name is Billy Bats. In Casino (1995) Frank's character is seen using 2 bats when killing Nicky
    Frank Vincent's character name is Billy Bats. In Casino (1995) Frank's character is seen using 2 bats when killing Nicky

Goodfellas Hidden Details

1 - Henry rushes to Karen's aid after she claims the "men across the street" grabbed her. There is Engine Grease on Karen's shirt. When Henry confronts them, they are working on a car, which is all the evidence Henry needs.
Henry rushes to Karen's aid after she claims the "men across the street" grabbed her. There is Engine Grease on Karen's shirt. When Henry confronts them, they are working on a car, which is all the evidence Henry needs.
1 - Jimmy is trying to lure Karen into a storehouse for some dresses, before she runs off in a panic, you can see a Don't Walk sign and an arrow pointing to the storehouse.
Jimmy is trying to lure Karen into a storehouse for some dresses, before she runs off in a panic, you can see a Don't Walk sign and an arrow pointing to the storehouse.
1 - : As Karen walks towards certain death the view shifts to a bird's eye shot and a hint at the best action.
: As Karen walks towards certain death the view shifts to a bird's eye shot and a hint at the best action.
1 - While they are digging up the body of Billy Batts, Tommy makes a comment about his mother making fried peppers and sausage which makes Henry vomit. When Henry goes to apologize to Pauly for lying to him later in the movie, Pauly is cooking fried peppers and sausage.
While they are digging up the body of Billy Batts, Tommy makes a comment about his mother making fried peppers and sausage which makes Henry vomit. When Henry goes to apologize to Pauly for lying to him later in the movie, Pauly is cooking fried peppers and sausage.
1 - You can see a bullet whole in the window.
You can see a bullet whole in the window.

All the wedding guests give cash in the same envelope because they all used the same mob bank.

There is a very famous 3 minute one shot no cuts scene. If you look closely before and after they enter the kitchen you'll notice its the same hallway, meaning they added a whole extra unnecessary walk just so you can get to know Henry on his date with Karen.

When Tommy asks Spider for a "Cutty and water" someone off camera immediately says "I'm good" resulting in Spider's confusion and ultimate fate

Right before Morrie gets whacked, he mentions the "point-shaving up in Boston" (0:52), referring to the infamous Boston College basketball scandal during the '78-'79 season. Jimmy Burke (DeNiro) and Henry Hill (Liotta) both played large part in the real-life scandal.

Paul Sorvino slaps Ray Liotta in the face unrehearsed, causing Liotta's character to have a genuinely surprised reaction.

1 - Karen visits Henry in prison and sees Janice Rossi had signed in to visit him as well. The name signed under hers is Anne Ballibustero
Karen visits Henry in prison and sees Janice Rossi had signed in to visit him as well. The name signed under hers is Anne Ballibustero

: During the famous "Do I make you laugh?" scene, Tommy (Joe Pesci) jokingly tells Henry (Ray Liotta) that he may fold under questioning. Henry does ultimately fold and testifies against his former friends and mob associates

Joe Pesci's character waves around a six shot revolver, from which he then fires seven shots.

1 - The sauce in the opening scene was made by Martin Scorsese's mom because he didn't know anyone else who could make it right
The sauce in the opening scene was made by Martin Scorsese's mom because he didn't know anyone else who could make it right
1 - - Jigsaw gets drugs from Robert De Niro.
- Jigsaw gets drugs from Robert De Niro.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Goodfellas. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.