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Goodfellas (1990)

Based on Nicholas Pileggi's book WISEGUY, Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS is a wry, violent, and exhilarating film about the life of Henry Hill, an aspiring criminal who ends up in the FBI’s witness protection program after testifying against his former partners. As a poor Irish-Italian growing up in 1 ... (Read All)

Format MPAA Rating Genre
DVD R Drama
DVD Release Date Run Time Distributor
3/24/1997 2 hrs. 28 min. Warner Home Video
Ratings Summary
Cast & Credits
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Profanity Sex   Violence
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Profanity Details
Words and Instances:
F-word(300), A*s(7), B*lls(17), B*stard(8), B*tch(9), Christ(6), C*ck(2), Damn(2), D*ck(3), God Damn(4), Hell(3), Jesus(6), N*gger(2), Piss(9), Pr*ck(17), Sh*t(23)
Profanity Examples in context:
“You f*cking piece of sh*t.” –“…was always pissed off.” –“F*ck his mother and father.” “…good government bullsh*t.” –“Jesus Christ!” –“What the hell’s wrong?” –“Two n*ggers just…” –“They had no b*lls.” –“…that f*ck…” –“This big pr*ck again…” –“Go f*ck your mother!” –“…this c*cksucker…” –“… a f*cking f*g…” –“Pain in the a*s…” –“That son of a b*tch!” –“…the miserable b*stard.” –“Get your own God damn man!” –“…is left with d*ck.” –“…bought the damn guns…”
Sex Details
Sexual Content Overview:
1 erotic kiss – no nudity. 2 passionate kisses – no nudity. Caressing buttocks, female breasts, pelvic area, and thighs – no nudity. Infidelity implied by flirtation – no nudity. Infidelity implied by prelude – no nudity. Moaning. Oral sex implied by prelude – no nudity. Oral sex depicted by sexual actions – no nudity. General sexual innuendo.
Sexual Examples in context:
Man kisses woman on the neck. Man passionately kisses woman on lips. Various instances of caressing with no nudity. Man flirts with woman that is not his wife. Man enters a building with woman who is not his wife, sexual activity implied. Woman moans as man caresses her thighs. Woman drops to her knees in front of man, implying oral sex. Woman’s head bobs up and down in man’s lap. “…trying to bang this broad…”
Nudity Overview:
Nudity Examples in context:
Violence Details
Violence Content Overview:
Bloody object, blood on clothing, and blood on person. Blunt force injury – no visible injury, crying out in pain, blood on person. Choking – no visible injury. Death, corpse seen – blood on clothing, blood on person, bloody wound, death with eyes open, bruise. Destruction by explosion, fire, willful blunt force, by body. Drug paraphernalia. General injury – little blood, blood on person, blood on clothing, bruise, screaming in pain, broken bone set in cast, and hole in body. Gunshot injury – death resulting, blood spurting from wounds, blood on clothing, and blood on person. Illegal behavior – arson, bribery, gambling, theft, operating a vehicle without a license, reckless driving, illegal imprisonment, and driving under the influence. Physical threat of choking, fire related and gunshot injuries. Pointing a weapon at a person. Reckless driving. Slash or whip – no visible injury. Stabbing injury – groaning in pain, multiple stab wounds depicted, death resulting. Substance abuse – using someone else’s prescription drugs, snorting illegal drugs. Verbal threats of bodily harm, fire related injury, and death. Vomiting. Mature discussion of illegal behavior, murder, and injury. Mature themes of imprisonment, death, substance abuse, and selling illegal substances.
Violence Examples in Context:
Various blood objects depicted. Several scenes depict characters with blood on them that is not their own. Multiple blunt force, choking, general, stabbing, whipping, and gunshot injuries depicted in film with injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to blood spurting from wounds. Graphic scenes depict man stabbing another man multiple times and a man being shot point blank in the back of the head with blood spurting from wound. Multiple corpses seen throughout with injuries ranging from no visible injury to blood spurting from wound. Graphic scenes include corpse hanging on meat hook in freezer and depiction of corpse bleeding profusely from gunshot wound. Instances of destruction include people smashing glasses in a bar and a boy setting fire to several automobiles, which quickly explode. Men set fire to restaurant. Men steal trucks by bribing drivers to walk away from them. Child drives car without license, man drives under the influence of illegal drugs. Men point guns at other men. Man wraps a telephone cord around man’s neck. Men threaten to throw another man in the oven. Man uses and sells cocaine in several scenes. Man vomits while digging up a grave. Men discuss various instances of illegal behavior throughout entire film. Man goes to prison for selling illegal drugs.
Words used as Character Slurs:
F-word(30), B*stard(8), B*tch(8), D*ck(2), Fag(1), Guinea(2), N*gger(2), Pr*ck(17), Mick(1), Sh*t(1), Stupid(2), Whore(2)
Additional Content
Other content:
Mature themes/discussions. Smoking. Product placement.
Cigar and cigarette smoking by adults. Product placement in foreground: J & B. Mature discussions and themes noted in violence category.
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