The Cast Of Goodfellas Reunites At The Tribeca Film Festival

The 25th anniversary screening of Goodfellas reunites cast and creators to close the Tribeca Film Festival.

From the LifeMinute Team

April 26, 2015

"What do you mean funny? Like a clown? Do I amuse you? Huh?"

That's just one of the countless unforgettable quotes from Martin Scorsese's iconic gangster flick Goodfellas. To celebrate it's 25th Anniversary, a special screening remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative, and supervised by Scorsese, was held at New York City's famed Beacon Theater. It was closing night of the esteemed Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and many cast members and crew reunited to celebrate, including of Robert De Niro, the film's star and co-founder of the TFF, who introduced the movie with TFF's other co-founder Jane Rosenthal.

"It's nice that they're honoring the movie after 25 years, which is unbelievable," said Ray Liotta, who was 35 years old when he starred in the flick as the Irish Italian mobster Henry Hill. Also on hand was Paul Sorvino, who graciously told us, "It's one of the finest films ever made. I feel very lucky and very happy."

Indeed it has become an American classic. Goodfellas earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990s Best Film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. In 2000, Goodfellas was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress. "It's a great film to close the festival with and you know, thank god for Marty Scorsese," said Lorraine Bracco.

A surprising tidbit we picked up on the red carpet from Debi Mazar: She had never seen Goodfellas in a theater. "When the movie came out, it was my first big movie and I was working on another film, so I didn't get to see it on the big screen. So this is going to be really incredible," she said. And it was. The crowd cheered when a major character made a first appearance on the big screen. Following the show, Jon Stewart moderated a discussion with attending cast members, doing his best Joe Pesci-inspired wiseguy accent, of course.

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