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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
), 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
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
Robert De Niro
Samuel L Jackson
Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity.
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