The Real GoodFella

"The Real GoodFella" is a programme that aired on British TV in April 2006. It was made by Class Films and is narrated by Richard Dillane.

The show features Henry Hill, Martin Scorsese (director of "Goodfellas"), Nicholas Pileggi (writer of "Wiseguy" and co-writer of "Goodfellas"), Gus Russo (author of "Gangsters and GoodFellas"), Marie Jones (Henry Hill's boss), Alfie McNeil (former U.S. Marshal), FBI agent Edward McDonald, and Joe Hill (Henry Hill's brother).

It shows surveillance footage of Paul Vario's crew and nearly unseenFact|date=February 2007 photographs of Jimmy Burke and Paul Vario. The programme gives Henry Hill's personal opinion on what happened, as well as the testimonies of eyewitnesses. It also features an excerpt of a 1978 news report on the famed Lufthansa heist and footage of a newspaper columnFact|date=February 2007 printed at the same time. The show details information about Henry Hill's life as a chef at an Italian restaurant in the Midwest. It tells of how he was smuggled onto the set of "Goodfellas" in 1990. He speaks about phone calls from Robert DeNiro and his most recent criminal act, the smuggling of drugs through an airport terminal. He also tells of the cultural clash which he is still experiencing in the Midwest, even 25 years after he left New York City.


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