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Goodfellas is the 1990 feature film adaptation of the autobiography of mobster Henry Hill. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film stars Ray Liotta as Hill and follows his life in the mob from a young teenager to his eventual apprehension and subsequent entrance into the federal witness protection program. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, and Joe Pesci, who won an Academy Award for his role as Tommy in the film.
The following weapons were used in the film Goodfellas:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Snub
At the film's beginning, Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) is seen using a Smith & Wesson Model 36 to fire into the trunk of a car. Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) later pistol-whips Bruce (Mark Evan Jacobs) with a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 36 with a square butt, which he gives to Karen (Lorraine Bracco) to hide. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) keeps a Model 36 snub as his personal weapon, notably using it to beat Billy Batts (Frank Vincent) and wounding Spider (Michael Imperioli). During the poker games, both Tommy's Model 36 snub and his M1911A1 can be seen with the Model 36 snub tucked into his left waist band and the M1911A1 hanging from his right side. This is accurate as the real Tommy DeSimmone was known as "Two Gun" Tommy (for obvious reasons).
Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot
Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro
) is first seen using a Smith & Wesson Model 36 to fire into the trunk of a car.
Jimmy's revolver in closeup.
Henry pulls the snubnose out from under his car seat.
Karen is handed a very bloody S&W.
Tommy's broken S&W Model 36 snub after using it to beat Billy Batts (Frank Vincent
During a drunken stupor, Tommy whips out his S&W Model 36 snub and pretends to be Humphrey Bogart
in The Oklahoma Kid
before firing it at Spider (Michael Imperioli
). Seven shots are heard (a mistake as the Model 36 can only hold five rounds) as Tommy fires on Spider.
Henry holds a S&W Model 36 snub while intimidating a Florida Bookie (Peter Onorati) in Tampa with Jimmy.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub
Tommy is seen armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver hidden in a paper bag during a truck hijacking. He later is seen firing it in the air. This revolver also appears to be the one held by Tommy at the film's end.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 snub - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 64 Snub
Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) wakes Henry (Ray Liotta) up from a nap with a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 64 in his face after finding out he's been cheating on her. It is clearly marked as .38 Special on the barrel. Its use is an anachronism as the scene is set before its introduction in 1981.
Smith & Wesson Model 64 - .38 Special
Karen holds the gun on Henry.
Karen's finger on the trigger.
The barrel, clearly marked as a ".38 S&W Special". When you look at the barrel in this picture, you'll notice how it is slightly shorter than the Model 60 below, confirming the continuity error.
Karen begins to cry as she holds Henry's Model 64 on him.
A view of the entire ".38 S&W Special", specially reconstructed from the screenshots.
Smith & Wesson Model 60
In some shots of Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) holding the gun on Henry, it turns into a Smith & Wesson Model 60 as noted by its 5-round cylinder. Henry then takes it from her and threatens her with it.
Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
"Karen?" Henry stares at the revolver.
Henry looks up the barrel. Note the barrel is slightly longer than the Model 64 above, confirming the continuity error.
Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) uses this M1911A1 style pistol to kill Spider (Michael Imperioli) in the bar card game scene. He later seen carrying a suppressed M1911A1 with a Commander-style ring hammer when entering the apartment of Stacks Edwards (Samuel L. Jackson). An M1911A1 is also used in a hit.
"Two Gun" Tommy's 1911 grip is seen in his waistband after he shoots Spider in the foot.
"What's the world comin' to?" During the next poker game, Tommy draws his 1911 and fires six shots at Spider. When Tommy says he's a good shot, Anthony asks how one can miss at this distance.
Highlight for Spoilers: Tommy puts the suppressed M1911A1 to the head of
Stacks Edwards (Samuel L. Jackson
). Note that when the weapon is fired, the hammer is seen dropping, but the M1911A1's slide doesn't cycle. Because firing blanks at this range would be extremely dangerous, the firearm most likely was unloaded and special effects spray was added offscreen.
Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci
) is seen in super slo-mo firing the suppressed M1911A1 repeatedly. Since the actor being fired at isn't visible in the frame(and thus, out of harm's way), the gun recoils as Tommy fires it.
The M1911A1 is used Highlight for Spoilers: when Tommy attends a meeting
A Browning Hi-Power is one of the guns Henry has in the bag of weapons he takes to Jimmy.
Browning Hi-Power 9mm. The gun in the picture has the same configuration (with "beer can" adjustable rear sight) of the version in the film.
The "gunbag", with Hi-Power and P9S most clearly visible.
Jimmy tries to affix a suppressor onto the Hi-Power.
FN Browning Hi-Power (Nickel)
A 9 mm Browning Hi-Power pistol is seen in the hands of an undercover cop who arrests Henry Hill during the 1980 drug bust. The cop seen is portrayed by Bo Dietl, who was one of the most decorated police officers in the history of the NYPD.
FN Browning Hi-Power Nickel plated with "beer can" adjustable sights - 9x19mm
Henry realizes that a Hi-Power is being held to his head.
The Arresting Narc (Bo Dietl
) holds his Hi-Power on Henry.
The Hi-Power with "Browning Arms Company" clearly read on the slide.
Heckler & Koch P9S
Henry (Ray Liotta) carries around a Heckler & Koch P9S in the gun bag during the 'Helicopter Paranoia' sequence. It is one of the guns which Jimmy (Robert De Niro) is unable to affix a suppressor onto.
The "gunbag", with Hi-Power and P9S most clearly visible.
Jimmy tries to fix a suppressor onto the P9S.
Smith & Wesson Escort
A .22 caliber Smith & Wesson Escort is among the guns that Henry transports around during the helicopters scene. Jimmy is unable to fit a suppressor onto it and angrily gives it back to Henry.
Smith & Wesson Escort - .22 LR
Jimmy tries to fix a suppressor onto several guns, including a Hi-Power and an Escort.
Henry sells a Beretta Cheeta 87, which was also in his weapons bag he tried to sell to Jimmy, to his Pittsburgh connection (Paul Herman).
The drug dealer looks over a Beretta that Henry brought him.
Iver Johnson .380
During the 1980 drug bust, Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) stuffs a nickel Iver Johnson .380 (a clone of Star Model DK that can be identified due to adjustable rear sight) down her panties.
Star DK - .380 ACP. Identical aside from the rear sight to the one in the film.
Karen finds the Iver Johnson .380 in her drawer.
Karen sticks the Iver Johnson down her panties.
Henry (Ray Liotta) holds an Astra Constable while in bed with his wife after being released from jail. He later is seen holding it when Karen pulls up on the driveway crying.
Astra Constable - .380 ACP
Fearing for his life, Henry holds the Astra Constable in his hand.
Henry's Astra Constable seen through the screen door.
During a truck hijacking, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) carries a Sawed-off Double- Barreled Shotgun, or as it's known in Italian: "lupara".
Stevens 311R (sawed-off) - 12 gauge
Henry holds the lupara on the driver.