Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters.
Fraternization -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Hill, Henry, 1943- -- Drama.
Mafia -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Mafiosi -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Pileggi, Nicholas. Wiseguy -- Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Bracco, Lorraine, 1955-
De Niro, Robert.
Pileggi, Nicholas. Wiseguy. DVD.
Warner Home Video (Firm)