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About the “whacking” scenes in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas

This whole sequence in Goodfellas baffled me. Why was DeNiro's character Jimmy allowed to betray and slaughter every member of his crew, including one of their wives (which I thought was taboo) ...
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Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his act of murdering a "made man" - Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were ...
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What's about the shirt collars in Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995)?

I recently watched Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995). The director of both movies is Martin Scorsese. But I noticed something quite interesting. The shirt collars of the gangsters in both movies are ...
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Did Karen almost die in Goodfellas?

Let's go over exactly what happens in this scene again: Karen brings something to Jimmy and Jimmy asks how Henry's doing. He gives kind of a flippant response to her answer, then looks down and is ...
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Why was Tommy allowed to be a psychopath?

Tommy (played by Joe Pesci) is one of the most interesting characters to me in this film. His story arc starts with him being slightly off balance funny guy and a real tough guy then moves quickly ...