NARC
2002, Paramount, 105 min, USA, Dir: Joe Carnahan

Jason Patric gives a terrific performance as Nick Tellis, an ex-undercover narcotics officer, now addicted to the substances he once busted people for and lured back to the force to solve the murder of a policeman. Tellis teams up with Henry Oak (Ray Liotta), a friend of the deceased and an aggressive cop who’s no stranger to internal affairs investigations. Together the two work through a labyrinth of hot street crime and cold informants to get to the bottom of a case that’s increasingly unpredictable - and deadly. With Busta Rhymes.


GOODFELLAS
1990, Warner Bros., 146 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Irwin Winkler produced this quintessential mob epic, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy. Ray Liotta stars as Henry Hill, a real-life mobster, whose captivating narration rivals that of previous Scorsese antihero Travis Bickle. Joe Pesci won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as charismatic sociopath Tommy DeVito, and Robert De Niro shines as the brutal Jimmy Conway. Filled with memorable characters, a wealth of atmosphere, beautiful tracking shots by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and, as always in Scorsese films, an amazing soundtrack. The all-star cast also includes Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent and even a young Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos") in the small but memorable role of Spider.


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