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Goodfella Henry Hill Is Dead...  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Henry Hill was a soldier from the Lucchese Family in New York. Started early, when he was 13 years old. His life was featured in the movie Goodfellas (1990), starring DeNiro, Pesci and Ray Liotta, who played Henry Hill.

Hill died June 12,2012. May his soul rest in peace. Here's more :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hill



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

I hope he is in hell. He killed or supported the murder of dozens of men and women. He stole millions. He was a drug/alcohol addict for who some may have died due to his habit. He cheated on his 'friends', wife and family. He destroyed families, corrupted politcans and police, caused untold millions in insurance claims and to save his sorry ass, he ratted out his people. Even under the witness program, he was a total jerk. We should not glorify these people, not show them respect, but show them for the sad, sick, perverted and pathlogicaly disturbed persons they are.

User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Yeah... I don't understand why varigb707 wants Hill's soul to "rest in peace."  


Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
"rest in peace."  

He deserves to rest in peace... like everyone else.   


User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

As one who has read about 90% of all the "Mafia" books ever written..................and at least 3 or 4 that Henry Hill was in, I can only say, Itbewer is pretty much right about Henry; one thing though..........Henry Hill was never "made"........he was only able to be an "associate" of the Mob / Family. But he was such a great "money maker", he was just "one of the mob", (but just couldn't be "made" due to his ethnicity)

The Goodfellows; probably about the truest picture of Mob activities of any move yet made, (plus unbelievable performances by Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and DeNiro) (I've probably watched it like 10 time by now !)

Like a lot of people, I have always been "fascinated" (for lack of a better word) by organized crime; for a couple of reasons........because of my job, I had to go to a lot of places on a regular basis where the "mob" was at; a company I worked for in the '50's used to put us up in a hotel in Cicero ( The Towne Hotel ) that used to be Al Capone's "place" back in the 30's; believe me, Al Capone was dead and gone in the 50's, but "the mob" still ran the Towne Hotel ! One of our drivers made the mistake of being too "mouthy" in the lounge once, got beat half to death by two "goons", who then drug him out to the sidewalk, with his leg in the gutter..............and about 2 minutes later a black Cadilac came around the corner, and ran over the guy's leg, smashing it all up. I didn't eye-witness that incident, but I knew three other driver who did; what I DID eye-witness six months later, was a guy who was in a phone booth about 30 ft from where I was reading a paper, waiting for my cab to pick me up................a young guy from the restaurant comes in from the restaurant, goes to the phone booth, opens the door, and takes his "sap" to the guys head for like 2 minutes; then calmly wipes the blood off of his sap, sticks it in his pocket, and walks out, leaving the guy laying face down in a HUGE pool of blood; An old lady who ran the desk was not 15 feet away, also reading a paper, and she didn't "look once"......just kept on reading ! after another minute or so, two "goons come in through the alley door. grab the guy's legs, and drag him out the back door; a couple more minutes, in come a very old black fellow with a mop and mop bucket, mops up all the blood, and leaves; two more minutes, and my friend Ernie (who I was waiting for to go back to the terminal with me, comes down from his room, and says, "what's up" ? I said, "I'll tell you when we get back to Cincinnati" ! Right now, I'm getting the hell out of this place, and I'm NEVER coming back.............(and I never did)

What I'm pointing out here is, all the violence you see in "Mafia movies"............it really happens, every day, in real life !

After seeing some of the things I've seen, it would be damned hard for me to get very "chocked up", hearing about some "wiseguy" biting the dust ! I quit running to Chicago for a few years after that incident, but I saw a lot of mob stuff going on in Brooklyn and Queens that was just as bad; (fortunately I didn't witness any more people getting their brains beat out)

The incredible thing about all the "wiseguys" is, they ALL die young ! The few who manage to not get "whacked" by their own "associates" usually always die from diabetes and heart attacks ! I can't think of a "line of work" with a worse mortality rate ! But in spite of that, every young kid in the neighborhood wants to be a "wiseguy" ! (So much for Henry Hill)

Charley



Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
Like a lot of people, I have always been "fascinated"

you and me both...


User currently onlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2285 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 1):
I hope he is in hell. He killed or supported the murder of dozens of men and women. He stole millions. He was a drug/alcohol addict for who some may have died due to his habit. He cheated on his 'friends', wife and family. He destroyed families, corrupted politcans and police, caused untold millions in insurance claims and to save his sorry ass, he ratted out his people. Even under the witness program, he was a total jerk. We should not glorify these people, not show them respect, but show them for the sad, sick, perverted and pathlogicaly disturbed persons they are.

With the risk of sounding rude... What's the difference between drinking/snorting your money away and going to a casino to waste your money away?

Anyway, there's no hell. That concept was pretty much invented to keep in check people who would otherwise not be kept in check religiously or otherwise.

That said, Mr. Henry Hill... wasn't exactly someone to look up to. Assuming what I saw in Goodfellas was true, there's absolutely no reason to wish him well.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12451 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Thread starter):
soldier

Scumbag, says I...



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

To many, Henry Hill was a rat and will always be one. He ratted on his friends to save his own skin and rats are not kindly looked upon in the circles he ran in. There are those that dispute his claims of his place within the Mafia and that he often overstated what he did. Some say he was a delivery boy and not some hard-nosed hustler and enforcer that he's been made out to be. Goodfellas (and the book Wiseguy that it was adapted from) was definitely embellished by Henry Hill presumably in the hopes of making some $$$. He was always out there trying to hustle some new business he had, be it spaghetti sauce "based on his mother's recipe", to artwork that looked not much better than what a child could paint, to selling personal items of his on eBay.

He had a longtime battle with substance abuse (If it wasn't for that, he probably never would have had to turn rat.) and would often lie about being sober whenever he appeared on the Howard Stern Show. What the Maifa couldn't accomplish, his own demons did.

He was a marked man for many years, but the Mafia had become so fragmented and many of the players associated with his years in the Mafia being either dead or in prison, he was eventually forgotten about by the Mafia.

If there is an afterlife, he was probably given the Billy Batts treatment by those he ratted on as soon as he showed up.........


User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5400 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 1):
I hope he is in hell. He killed or supported the murder of dozens of men and women. He stole millions. He was a drug/alcohol addict for who some may have died due to his habit. He cheated on his 'friends', wife and family. He destroyed families, corrupted politcans and police, caused untold millions in insurance claims and to save his sorry ass, he ratted out his people. Even under the witness program, he was a total jerk. We should not glorify these people, not show them respect, but show them for the sad, sick, perverted and pathlogicaly disturbed persons they are.

So, when are we going to name a warship after him?   

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
The Goodfellows; probably about the truest picture of Mob activities of any move yet made, (plus unbelievable performances by Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and DeNiro) (I've probably watched it like 10 time by now !)

Outstanding movie. Still watch it when I come across it.

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
Like a lot of people, I have always been "fascinated"

Not I. I grew up around it and was on the very fringes of the activities going on in Brooklyn and Queens. Saw too many of my 'acquaintances' go down the wrong road.

May he rest in peace, but, assuming you believe in such things, he's probably rotting in Hell, preferably being tormented by those he tormented in life.



When seconds count...the police are minutes away.
User currently onlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 3):

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
"rest in peace."  

He deserves to rest in peace... like everyone else.   

Ok, I hope he rots in hell peacefully.   



Rush for ever; Yankees all the way!!
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting brilondon (Reply 10):
Ok, I hope he rots in hell peacefully.

good point!


User currently offlineRedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2102 times:

Bad guy, but a great guest on Howard Stern.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2092 times:

Quoting RedAirForce (Reply 12):

Bad guy, but a great guest on Howard Stern.

I loved the antics in the wake of his first appearance on the Stern Show once it moved to Sirius:

Him lying there drunk in a planter at Rockefeller Center saying I want a caramel macchiato and Lisa G of Howard 100 News thinking he was saying something sexual towards her was classic.


User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Quoting RedAirForce (Reply 12):

Bad guy, but a great guest on Howard Stern.

From the Howardstern.com

R.I.P. HENRY HILL

Early in the show, Howard noted the death of Henry Hill, the “reformed” mafioso (he was the main character in Nicholas Pileggi's‘Wiseguy’ which became Martin Scorsese's ‘Goodfellas’) and long-time friend of the show: “I loved hearing Henry on the show and I loved hearing his mob stories. But Henry was a despicable guy. I mean, he’s killed people. He took a shortcut in life. … There was no substance to the guy. You didn’t realize he was a pathological liar.”
Howard remembered Henry’s greatest moments on the show: pimping his “awful, awful paintings”, claiming he’d killed and buried 2 stockbrokers on the 4th hole of the Rockville Center Links, slurring a Starbucks order at (a mistakenly offended) Lisa G, and laughing that deranged, sinister laugh: “This is why Ray Liotta is such a great actor. He had that laugh down in that movie.”

I have purchased one of Henry's painting a few years back. Bought it on Ebay for $25 bucks. I wonder it it's worth anything now...
Here it is...

   http://i47.tinypic.com/jiky1e.jpg


User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 14):
http://i47.tinypic.com/jiky1e.jpg

Like I said in my earlier post, artwork that looked not much better than what a child could paint. I think my six year old cousin could do just as good of a job....... You can't even label his stuff as "folk art" it is so bad.


User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 15):
You can't even label his stuff as "folk art" it is so bad.

How about 'folksy'? Nah, maybe not.


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