What was the name of the real-life mob associate that the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas was written about?
- John Dillinger
- Frank Cullotta
- Henry Hill
- Frank Lucas
What was the name of the man responsible for sending a hit squad to Tony Montana's mansion after he failed to follow through with a planned hit?
- Alejandro Sosa
- Frank Lopez
- Manny Ray
In The Godfather Part II, what was the disease that caused young Vito Corleone to be quarantined for three months at Ellis Island after first entering America?
- Scarlet Fever
- Small Pox
What was the name of the Quentin Tarantino film about a modern-day gangster who has his two hitmen run around town killing people?
- Reservoir Dogs
- Miller's Crossing
- City of God
- Pulp Fiction
Who starred as Bugsy Siegel in the gangster film covering the incredible real-life story of how he started Las Vegas?
- Denzel Washington
- Warren Beatty
- Joe Pesci
- Ray Liotta
In the opening scene of The Untouchables, who ends up picking up a briefcase (and meeting their demise) after a man leaves it at a bar?
- A bartender
- A drunk woman
- A child
- An off-duty cop
Which of the following actors did Francis Ford Coppola not cast for his amazingly talented ensemble from The Godfather?
- Gene Hackman
- Marlon Brando
- Robert Duvall
- Al Pacino
Where does Joe Pistone wear the microphone and tape recorder he would later use to take down the mafia in Donnie Brasco?
- In a secret pocket sewn into his jacket
- His waistband on all of his pants
- Up his sleeve
- Inside his boots
In Road to Perdition, what was Michael Sullivan's (Tom Hanks) biggest fear about his son, Michael Jr.?
- He would resent him
- He would follow in his footsteps
- He will be corrupted by Connor
- Maguire would end up gunning him down
Who directed the movie about the Irish mob starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen, and Vera Farmiga?
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Brian de Palma
- Martin Scorsese
- Robert de Niro
As Frank Lucas begins his meteoric rise as New York's biggest mob boss, what war was America fighting overseas?
- Vietnam War
- Bosnian War
- World War II
- Korean War
What was the name of the casino Sam Rothstein was running in the mob film Casino?
- Caesars Palace
- Circus Circus
In A Bronx Tale, what was the philosophy Sonny lived by?
- "Nobody cares."
- "Don't trust anyone."
- "Life sucks."
- "Never look back and keep moving forward."
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Mafia movies, also known as gangster movies, fit into a specific subgenre of crime films that focus on organized crime stories. These are usually based on a true story. There are some actors, like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, that were born to play a criminal and have been in some of the best gangster movies of all time. But they would be nothing if not for directors like Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Howard Hawks, and Brian de Palma. These directors love directing real-life crime stories about the American mafia.
When done correctly, a gangster movie or crime movie can turn a real-life bad guy into a hero and also bring in a big box office take. Everyone loves watching a story that humanizes the American mafia. Gangster films dig deep into the story of the mob and turn these villains into celebrities. Henry Hill was never considered a good guy until Goodfellas was able to show his life story. The movie showed how some people don't choose the mafia. Instead, a life of crime finds them and pulls them in.