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The True Story Of Mobster Billy Batts Murder Was Too Brutal Even

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The True Story Of Mobster Billy Batts' Murder Was Too Brutal Even For 'Goodfellas

The True Story Of Mobster Billy Batts' Murder Was Too Brutal Even For 'Goodfellas

The True Story Of Mobster Billy Batts' Murder Was Too Brutal Even For 'Goodfellas

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Frank Vincent memorably played the doomed mobster Billy Batts in 'Goodfellas' (1990). Warner Bros.

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But even in the violent gangster world, this was a serious mistake, because Batts belonged to a different crime “family”, the Gambino Family.

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He's currently an exhibit at the Museum of the American Gangster in New York City. Hill died on June 12, 2012, one day after his 69th birthday.

Joe Pesci had his real-life counterpart's attitude down, but his look was all wrong.

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The True Story Of Mobster Billy Batts' Murder Was Too Brutal Even For 'Goodfellas'

The shot of Pesci shooting at the camera is a nod to a milestone 1903 film.

Paulie has abandoned him for doing drugs, and Jimmy looks set to have him whacked. So he rats on his friends and joins the Witness Protection Program.

Karen Hill — Henry's wife, played by Lorraine Bracco in the film — was born Karen Friedman in New York City in 1946. Soon after her birth, her family moved ...

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FILE--Former mobster Henry Hill smiles during an interview at the Essex County Jail in Newark, N.J., in this May 9, 1997, file photo.

The character was inspired by a real man named Thomas DeSimone, who was known to be murderous and ruthless, with a short fuse.

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The camera pulls back on the gold, Catholic cross hanging around Henry's neck as the door opens on Karen's house for their next date.

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This is the second of three stories as told by career criminals involved in organized crime who turned government witness to avoid certain death.

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This gritty and occasionally very violent crime yarn based on true events is well cast and well directed and I was swept up by the realism and atmosphere.

Not much is known about Tommy DeSimone's early life, but he is remembered as a psychopathic hitman for the Lucchese crime family in New York City.

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... so when he fired off the gun numerous times, it scared all of them. That's why in the film, everyone is holding their ears and flinching so well.

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