The movie GoodFellas was based on the book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family.
Movie details for GoodFellas
Actors on this movie include Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Chuck Low, Frank DiLeo, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent, Frank Adonis, Catherine Scorsese, Gina Mastrogiacomo, Suzanne Shepherd, Debi Mazar, Margo Winkler, Welker White, Julie Garfield and Christopher Serrone.
Book details for Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family
Nicholas Pileggi also wrote Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas (1995).
"At the age of twelve my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy. Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." -- Henry Hill
Wiseguy is Nicholas Pileggi's remarkable bestseller, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of what some people call the Mafia. Wiseguy is Henry Hill's story, in fascinating, brutal detail, the never-before-revealed day-to-day life of a working mobster -- his violence, his wild spending sprees, his wife, his mistresses, his code of honor.
Henry Hill knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and he turned Federal witness to save his own life. The mob is still hunting him for what he reveals in Wiseguy: hundreds of crimes including arson, extortion, hijacking, and the $6 million Lufthansa heist, the biggest successful cash robbery in U.S. history, which led to ten murders. A firsthand account of the secret world of the mob,
Wiseguy is more compelling than any novel.