Martin Scorsese (1990)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This unflinching depiction of the attraction and brutal reality of the Mafia lifestyle from Martin Scorsese is a masterwork on every artistic level. Direction, script (based on Nicholas Pileggi's non-fiction book Wiseguy), photography, ensemble acting (Joe Pesci won a deserved Oscar, but he's matched by Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta) and driving pop and rock soundtrack seamlessly combine to dazzling effect in this instant classic. Crackling with raw energy, Scorsese's fascinating new take on themes explored in his earlier Mean Streets enthrals from the first violent frames to the stunning final sequence. Be prepared to be completely bowled over by a director at the peak of his talents and in full control of top-notch material.


An Irish-Italian boy from a poor neighbourhood grows up idolising the glamorous lifestyle of the Mafia. Taken under the wing of a mobster, he rises quickly in the world of organised crime. But he soon has to face the realities of murder and treachery, while his involvement in drug deals puts him at risk from both sides of the law. Martin Scorsese's crime drama, starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and an Oscar-winning Joe Pesci.

Cast & Crew

James Conway Robert De Niro
Henry Hill Ray Liotta
Tommy DeVito Joe Pesci
Karen Hill Lorraine Bracco
Paul Cicero Paul Sorvino
Frankie Carbone Frank Sivero
Sonny Bunz Tony Darrow
Frenchy Mike Starr
Billy Batts Frank Vincent
Morris Kessler Chuck Low
Tommy's mother Catherine Scorsese
Tuddy Cicero Frank DiLeo
Henny Youngman Henny Youngman
Janice Rossi Gina Mastrogiacomo
Vinnie Charles Scorsese
Karen's mother Suzanne Shepherd
Sandy Debi Mazar
Stacks Samuel L Jackson
Spider Michael Imperioli
Director Martin Scorsese
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray