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Where is Goodfellas set?

In the summer of 1989, Martin Scorsese filmed one of cinema's most renowned films in Astoria, Queens. Three decades later, not much of the neighborhood remains. Christopher Serrone, Robert De Niro, and Joseph D'Onofrio on the set of “Goodfellas” in Astoria, Queens.

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Also asked, what city did Goodfellas take place?

New York

Beside above, who is Goodfellas based on? Nicholas Pileggi

Likewise, people ask, what time is Goodfellas set in?

The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980. Scorsese initially titled the film Wise Guy and postponed making it; later, he and Pileggi changed the title to Goodfellas.

Why are they called Goodfellas?

HENRY: You know, we always called each other "goodfellas." Like you said to, uh, somebody, "You're gonna like this guy. So, according to Henry's narration, "goodfella" is a term of endearment, a way to mark someone as one of your own.

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