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"henry hill" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The next prime minister in the UK is later today? Could it be a coronation for Rishi sunak or will panny mordens reach the threshold of a hundred MPs needed to put her in a race and go to the conservative membership for a vote, which would give us a result by Friday. That's the big story here in the UK. Globally though, on the markets, we have seen a slump in Chinese shares as investors take fright over president Xi Jinping stacking his pilot bureau with loyalists the hang seng index down by 4.8% this morning the CSI 300 index of Chinese shares down by one point 7%, the broader embassy is also down by two tenths of 1% some gains in trading on the Nike in Tokyo, Euro stocks 50 features 9 tenths of 1% lower this morning, S&P E minis are four tenths, excuse me, 9 tenths, 1% higher I should say in the stocks 50 futures, S&P E minis are four tenths higher, the ten year treasury yields 7 basis points lower this morning four spot 15. We are keeping an eye on the pound as well going into the day of political excitement in the UK. It's four tenths of 1% stronger on cable trading at one 13, 44. Those are the markets. And now on to our top stories this morning, former Chancellor Rishi sunak is emerging as the clear favorite of conservative MPs to run the country. Boris Johnson, who is prime minister until September, pulled out of the race saying he had enough support to run, but that it wouldn't be the right thing to do. Conservative homes, Henry hill, is skeptical about that claim. What we've seen from the last couple of days is the Boris camp of continually been announcing that they've kind of hit that hundred figure and then they've re announced it and then they've reenacted it and then apparently they ended up at a 102, but he's decided not to go for it. I personally suspect that he felt short. Nominations to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister close at 2 p.m. today. The Chancellor Jeremy hunt is endorsing Rishi sunak to be the next prime minister just hours after Boris Johnson withdrew from the race Bloomberg's UN paths report. Jeremy halton says that Rishi suni will be able to restore stability and confidence as the next leader of the Conservative Party, writing in the telegraph, the Chancellor says that sunac will turn the page on what went wrong, take decisions in the national interests and rebuild the potential of our economy. House of Commons lead to penny morden is still reportedly remaining in the race even though she's some distance from the 100 public declarations of support she needs from MPs. She has until 2 p.m. today to get to that threshold. If she doesn't, sunac will be the winner without a wider vote. In London, I'm your own pot. When it comes to the economy, whoever wins the Conservative Party leadership contest will need to focus on damage control rather than chasing meaningful growth. Bloomberg economics estimates that the fallout from trusses mini budget will knock 1.5% off the UK's GDP, PMI surveys due out later this morning are expected to show a contraction in the services and manufacturing sectors. And late last Friday, the outlook for the UK's credit score was revised to negative by moody's, which cited increased unpredictability, unpredictability in policymaking. President Xi Jinping's stat China's most powerful body with its allies giving him unfettered control over the world's second largest economy, speaking to the party's major gathering on Sunday, she committed to reforming and opening up the economy. China's economy has great resilience, potential, and latitude. Its strong fundamentals will not change, and it will remain on a positive trajectory over the long run. China will open its doors ever wider, we will step fast over deepening reform and opening up across the board. But to spice those words, markets reacted negatively to the president's move to surround himself with allies. And then top corporate news, Credit Suisse's chief compliance officer Rafael Lopez Lorenzo is set to leave the firm. That's according to people familiar with the matter. He was appointed in September 2021 after the bank was rocked by scandals over greensill capital and archegos. Credit Suisse is set to announce a major overhaul in coming days, but sources say this departure isn't related to the strategic review. Okay, those are our top stories. Let's just bring you Britain breaking corporate news on the terminal this morning from Phillips, which is announced that it is to begin a restructuring effort with around €300 million of charges in the coming quarters that will include cutting the workforce by around 4000 globally. So that is the latest news out of Phillips this morning, which has been announcing its results as well. Its third quarter adjusted EBITDA, €209 million, the expectation had been for 210 and a half €1 million, so missing on the third quarter results as well without announcement of restructuring there by Phillips. Well, let's go to the big political story of the day. Two years ago, a relatively unknown minister was picked as the next Chancellor by Boris Johnson. Today, Rishi sunak is the FrontRunner to be the next prime minister in what could be an astonishing rise to power, so will today see a coronation of Rishi sunak or will penny Morton manage to reach the threshold of a hundred MPs by the 2 p.m. deadline. For more, let's bring in our managing editor for European economy and government Ben sells Ben good morning. Good morning. Ben, let's talk about this contest. It's still going. Does penny more than have a chance? She definitely has a chance that Kauai a lot of Boris Johnson supporters who are probably going to lean towards more than rather than jumping into bassoon out camp. Even though it does look like sunac is going to be in charge sooner or later. I think the question for sunak is how many of those Johnson supports us can he win over in the hours before the nominations close. If he can stop getting to a hundred obviously, then she's not in the race. And as you say, it will be a coronation pursuing this afternoon Can Rishi sunak if he does eventually become leader, can he unite the party now? That's a really tough ask. Our colleague Alex Wickham wrote a really good piece about this on Saturday. And he was essentially saying that after 12 years in power, the reasons for different Tory factions to hate each other have just piled up in piling up and so the Tory party is in a state of internal conflict and division, which is one of the senior officials who spoke to Alex said worse than anything the party has seen in 200 years. Added to that, one of the big bones of contention within the party is among those loyalist Johnson who still blame sunac for portraying him essentially in July. And so it's a real tough ask. Well, then let's
"henry hill" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Line is a standing by and our 99 one newsroom in D.C. hey nets Thanks Tim Law enforcement authorities in Texas are facing questions and criticism over how much time elapsed before they stormed and evolved elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by the gunman who killed 19 kids in two teachers Authorities say the gunman spent 40 minutes to an hour in the school U.S. border patrol chief raul Ortiz explains Our officers when they engaged they were doing everything they could There are broken windows where agents were trying and officers and law enforcement personnel were trying to evacuate some of the children Ortiz defenses officers saying they did take action Well it could be a sign of the partisan divide ahead on guns and domestic terrorism Today Senate Republicans blocked a bill to put a greater emphasis on the threat from white supremacists It was proposed following the mass shooting in Buffalo in which blacks were targeted Actor Ray Liotta has died at the age of 67 according to his publicist he died in his sleep while filming dangerous waters in the Dominican Republic His iconic role was playing Henry hill in Goodfellas It was easy for all of us to disappear My house was in my mother in law's name My cars were registered to my wife My social security cards and driver's licenses were phonies Hi Jackie I never voted I never paid taxes Toyota also played shoeless Joe Jackson in field of dreams Film critic Jeffrey Lyons reflects on leota's work ethic He was a working actor He wasn't a major top of the line bold faced movie star That didn't interest him What interested him was the work Again ray leota did at the age of 67 Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Nancy Lyons From the state court repeat after me I Kevin take you Susan I Kevin take you Susan It's a Jamie.
"henry hill" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Go on record I asked my colleagues to think carefully about their vote And to reckon deeply about the consequences of a world where roe is a thing of the past Democrats are melting down because the Supreme Court may uphold a Mississippi law that would limit abortion after 15 weeks This proposed legislation is an example of extreme extremism It is an outrage that we have 5 justices on the Supreme Court who lied lied in their confirmation hearings in order to be confirmed Let that sink in America A national ban on abortion is the extreme of strange 'cause when you see that madam president is baloney You can jump into the fire this is a cruel repressive dangerous vision for our country Women's health protection act is an extreme piece of legislation But on this vote the a's are 49 The nays are 51 Three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative The motion is not agreed to Incidentally 42 years of the day after Henry hill's last day as a wise guy somehow appropriate as we jump into.
"henry hill" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Happening, fellow sports fans attendee West and I'm here to take you on a journey back to this week in sports history. We'll start off way back in 18 48, where baseball rules that the first baseman can tag the base for and out instead of the runner kind of seems crazy that that wasn't always the rule jumping ahead this week in 1937, the first NFL game Was played in Washington, D. C. The Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 13 3. This week In 1978 boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retired from boxing only to make a brief come back two years later. Ali left the sport permanently in 1981 this week in 1984 on the seventh anniversary of his first major league home run. Reggie Jackson hits his 5/100 career home run this week in 1986. Chicago's Walter Payton rushes for 177 yards to reach the 15,000 yard plateau and scores his 1/100 career rushing touchdown as the Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles 13 10 and this week in 2000 and eight major league Baseball's instant replay system produces its first reversal when Tampa Bay Rays Carlos Pena had a two run double change to a three run homer during the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins. The initial umpire call was based on fan interference, which the video replays showed was not The case, And that's just some of what happened this week in sports history, the weekend sports Time capsule on my heart radio. And now I look back at this week in history on I Heart radio this week in 1959 and one of the more surreal moments of the history of the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns that he cannot visit Disneyland, while in California government authorities feared that the crowds would pose a safety hazard for the premier Cruise. Jeff left LOS Angeles the next morning this week in 1973 future President Jimmy Carter files a report with the National Investigations Committee. The on aerial phenomena, claiming he had seen a UFO in October of 1969 during the presidential campaign of 1976. Carter promised that if elected president, he would encourage that the government released every piece of information about UFOs available to the public and to scientists after winning the presidency, though Carter backed away from his pledge, saying that the release of some information might have defence implications and pose a threat to national security. This week in 1983 20 year old Vanessa Williams becomes the first African American to win the Miss America Crown. Less than a year later, Williams gave up her crown after new photos of her had surfaced despite the scandal. Williams later launched the successful singing and acting career. And this week in 1990, the Martin Scorsese directed Mafia film Goodfellas, starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Brocco and Joe Pesci opens in theaters around the United States. The movie, which is based on the bestselling 1986 Book Wise Guy tells the true story of the mobster turned FBI informant Henry Hill. Pesci won best supporting actor for This. I'm funny How I mean funny like I'm a clown and use you And that's what happened. Thanks for listening to this week in history on I.
"henry hill" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"This week in 1959 and one of the more surreal moments of the history of the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns that he cannot visit Disneyland, while in California government authorities feared that the crowds would pose a safety hazard for the premier Cruise. Jeff left Los Angeles the next morning this week in 1973, future president Jimmy Carter files a report with the National Investigations Committee on aerial phenomena, claiming he had seen a UFO in October of 1969 during the presidential campaign of 1976. Carter promised that if elected president, he would encourage that the government released every piece of information about UFOs available to the public and to scientists after winning the presidency, though Carter backed away from his pledge, saying that the release of some information might have defence implications and pose a threat to national security. Purity. This week in 1983 20 year old Vanessa Williams becomes the first African American to win the Miss America Crown. Less than a year later, Williams gave up her crown after new photos of her had surfaced despite the scandal. Williams later launched the successful singing and acting career. And this week in 1990, the Martin Scorsese directed Mafia film Goodfellas, starring Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Lorraine Brocco and Joe Pesci opens in theaters around the United States. The movie, which is based on the bestselling 1986 Book Wise Guy tells the true story of the mobster turned FBI informant Henry Hill. Joe Pesci won best supporting actor for This funny how I mean funny like I'm a clown and use you And that's what happened..
"henry hill" Discussed on Bald Movies
"You know they do a great job just painting that picture with wardrobe like you can see heath ledgers close. Haven't gotten much better. Right over. The course of then yeah twenty years or whatever whereas jake joe walsh shows up wearing brand new had. There's not a speck dirt on it. Brand new co like his truck is pristine fucking truck that heath ledger is driving. Oh my god. Don't make them like the they don't make trucks like these anymore. The would know withstand the kind of abuse that he's putting on that truck and still running for twenty years. No it's funny because you see like heath ledgers live in like bombed out old trailer and there's a couple of times where we see the jake dillon. Halls essentially living in the plains. Texas nineteen seventy five version of the henry hill house from goodfellas. Sure it's the exact same level of taste and sophistication. It's just central plans texas instead of fucking crime syndicate new jersey. But oh my god. That house Can we talk about that a little bit. Like the the blue purple velvet chairs The the like cow skulls hung up on this. Like what i was it was it was crazy. How much at all was.
"henry hill" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"And released in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine on the hottest day of the year on a street in the bedford. Stuyvesant section of brooklyn. Everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. I'm not gonna sing. Fight the power to you I'm i'm actually trying to really check myself. Make sure i don't sing. Various songs from all of my picks. I'm going to spare you that. But i think you'll know what i'm talking about when it comes to do the right thing all right number four my list you gotta when it comes to soundtracks and pairing music pre existing music to movie image. You can't have a more martin scorsese film in your pick to me He is kind of the master when it comes to that and i think his the best example to me that i'll always come back to when it comes to these. Things is goodfellas directed. Obviously by scorsese released in nineteen ninety. The story of henry hill and his life in the mob covering his relationship with his karen hill. And his mom partners jimmy conway and tommy devito in the italian american crime syndicate. I mean. it doesn't get much more Cliche when it comes to soundtracks than scorsese and specifically goodfellas. But it's just so good. It's just so well done that. It's hard to ever pick something. Like i don't wanna pick goodfellas nothing. I don't like the movie but yacky wanna pick something else just to be original but goodfellas is that good. So what are you going to last up on my list and then this is fun. Because i don't actually usually love this movie in our. You know I don't i don't it's not a movie. I'm like eager to watch. But at the same time you have to recognize it's brilliance in certain ways and that is two thousand one a space odyssey direct stanley kubrick released in nineteen sixty eight after discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with the help of help from intelligent supercomputer. Hal nine thousand This movie The studio did not want Kubrick to set the film to classical music and he even Was prepared to compromise on that but then when he was editing it and set it to all the classical music he wanted that was playing in his head. He ended up going back on his compromise and said nope this is how it has to be and there was. I don't think there's ever a movie that you could set all of this brilliant classical music to written so far before this film was released and have it feel like that music was just written for the movie If that's how well it goes you just you watch certain scenes set to that music and it feels like it was written for the film. It's that's how well it pairs and that's really saying something And i think it also reinvigorated a tremendous love interest in that classical music and that's great too so that would be my final pick Because it's just so brilliant anyway there you have it the graduate midnight cowboy do the right thing goodfellas and two thousand one a space odyssey. Great topic justin. Thank.
"henry hill" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"Angelo. Sepe who is one of the original burke crew members he was identifies one of the robbers. Bought a bunch of stuff after the robbery. The gambino's killed him a few years later. He never got charged with it and might private was unrelated to the robbery. Nineteen eighty two. Jimmy burke will be convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to twelve years in prison. Now this conviction was not for lufthansa is it was for his involvement in the one thousand. Nine hundred seventy eight seventy nine. Boston college basketball point. Shaving scandal henry hill was part of that scam and he testified against burke knee also testified against burke about one thousand nine hundred seventy nine murder drug dealer named richard eaton murkland dab because henry hill ailing in wtn about twenty years in the penitentiary. And when he's much older is going gonna be hard to do. Twenty years because it'd be crimes violence but that boston point shaving scandal though. I've heard of that and really know anything about it. I guess it's in in rails. Books elected This was a game back in boston. We're boston college is was conceived by a guy named rocco perla and his brother anthony who were bookies and gamblers. They lived in pittsburgh pennsylvania. They recruited a high school friend of their name. Rick kuhn was entering his senior year at boston college and was a great basketball player neighbor. Their team as the eagles coon after approach coon. He agreed to try to hold a score within the point. Spread or go outside. The point spreads easier to hold it within the published point spread on certain games to for example. Then the first time. If boston college was an eight point favorite they give him twenty five dollars if the boston. College eagles run by less than eight points and they put all her money down on the other team. Was that mixed up. Some not gotta keep trying to go into what that means you guys are gambled understand the point system. Somebody gives you points in what you gotta do to win and lose. I'll leave that for you to figure out you know better than i do. Once rocko and tony perla got this deal set up with koon and felt like they had an edge. They set up a betting syndicate to get a lot more money to go down and that's where they ended up getting directed to henry hill. Somehow but they did. They were trying to connect with the mob and he was a guy that they got sent to because he was with lucchese family he took him to burke henry hill and gotta do something like this on his own and burke got kinda got the money and access to more money so jimmy burke agreed front the money to pay off the players each week and he would set up a string of bookies to take this different action from different people and get people that would keep their mouth shut because once people got onto this is gonna start screwing up the point spread. And everybody's gonna try to figure it out and then and want a piece of this action. Henry hill burqa guide to get the approval of lucchese family. Campo ball berio. So there's some other people know about that are greedy and want to make more money more money..
"henry hill" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"It's my understanding in could have been as much as two to three million dollars because the total take was five to six million dollars. There's a man with the banana family. capito named vinny isauro and he was owed money from the robbery also. I don't know if he got his or not for sure. Kind of most famously. After the robbery wind down we really know about is jimmy. Burke became more more paranoid and he kind of wanted to cut people out of their share but one version. He didn't murder was his elder son. Frank james burke aid been on with and got gotta be seven just for sitting out there in a crash car and as you know the film depicts henry hill. Not even going on this robbery and these book in and never claim to go on it. Now gimme burke son frank. James burke will be murdered years later and may in nineteen eighty. Seven cops responded to shooting in brooklyn and they found frank. James burke body with multiple gunshot wounds a said shortly after this a drug dealer named toyoto ortiz got arrested and convicted of this murder. I guess if i remember right he had some cocaine and he'd cut it way down so really wasn't anything left to it. He was just trying to hustle. This other probably puerto rican drug dinner. Dotty can get away with it. I guess he got he found out. You better be careful you mess with the bull. You get the horn. sometimes. I don't know there's ortiz guy or ot's or anything about him. But i got a feeling what anybody mess with. Paul vario was never charged with the live don's a heist but ends up in penitentiary for another racketeering charge. Three people in that deal henry hill and to jfk. Airport employs go into witness protection. That was louis over and peter. Grunwald unlike goes on german boone group working there anyhow. I guess i'm not really go into the details of the heist other and they had inside. Information took as much five million dollars in cash and jewelry and near. The people that got killed was one of the more famous when he was killed by tom. Dc or the peci character just seven days after the highest because he screwed up his parnell stacks. Edwards is a black dude. He was supposed to get rid of the van new jersey scrap yard he high instead and his dumped it off somewhere. This martin krugman was part of planning on this and it kept harassing burke freeze money that was depicted in the movie and does happen back. In december january. The six thousand nine hundred seventy nine less than a month. After the highest tommy di simone gills him body was never found. These mon will get killed himself. He was identified by one of the guards for some reason because of his well polished shoes. You know he's a dude. That policy was a shoeshine boy when he was a kid and that famous murderer of what's his name billy. Batts famous murder was in the movie where they killed a dude in a joint because comedy simone. He was teasing him about how i used to be. Shoeshine boy killed do just for that. That was a hell of an acting job. Peci did that deal where he acts like. He's mad at ray liotta at henry hill where he said we you know you think. I'm funny how funny how and you get..
"henry hill" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"Ever met really a good thief was applied. Charming dude had the capability to kill somebody. Henry hill would describe him as a guy that look like a real fighter with large hands in a broken nose. He'd always say that if a fight broke out burke would be all over people in a second he would be married grab. Somebody's tying slammed her face down in the market for the guy. Even new there in a fight had kind of a reputation for being wild. He'd wacky buddy was polite on the other hand so he wouldn't that irish charm more than likely during this time he started building up. A small crew of trusted thieves and henry hill was on them. I'm not sure exactly where they met. Probably the penitentiary during the nineteen sixties. Jimmy burke married a woman named mickey and in one of the more well known stories that illustrate burke temperament was about a former boyfriend making had been bothering her. She complained jimmy and on the day that they were married in nineteen sixty two. The police found this man's body cut up in a much different pieces. They would go on to have two boys now. You gotta listen to this. You got to hear the names of these boys frank james burke and jesse james burke named them after two of the most famous bank robbers train robbers in the united states at one time many like rank right up there with robin hood is being famous. Thieves now. So had a daughter named kathryn. Who would go on to murray a banana family. Member named anthony indelicate whose son of sonny red in delicado and during the commission trial the prosecutor would charge this. Anthony delicado with the murder of carmine glenda. So jimmy burke daughter married one of those guys that killed the carmine the cigar galante the do they founded in that kind of a garden in the back of that god was named talion restaurant in brooklyn with the cigar. Still in his mouth was local. Newspaper guys climbed up a tree and got a really gross graphic shot of carmine glen. Land there the sq arnie's mouth. He met gathered burke when he was independent entering. She was busy no another inmate. He got released from that whole commission trial and murder thing and neighbors promoted to capco and he'll eventually go down another mafia related murder and he is presently penitentiary for that burke families. There's something else i suppose. If you're raised by jimmy. Jim burke you may be prone to the criminal life by the nineteen seventies lucchese family member named paul vario was a paul sorvino character in goodfellas moving had taken notice of jimmy burke and his crew. By this time he had henry hill. Was ray liotta. Tommy di simone was joe patchy character and a guy named angelo sepe. They used a bar..
"henry hill" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"Let's take a look to see where jimmy burke came from. He was born in the bronx new york so he never strayed too far from his birthplace. Like a guy like by the state up in plattsburg missouri. Why it ever got out of clinton county. He was the illegitimate son to woman named jane. Conway who was a prostitute was actually an immigrant from dublin ireland so he was a real irishman. He was the son of an immigrant directly from ireland. The name of his father was never known. The mother may not even know who the father was at the age of to the social services in new york city took little jimmy conway and put him in the first of many homes and also being some orphan homes or whatever they not enough they're calling orphan homes anymore they call them group living situations more than likely but a large part of his early years was spent in an orphan. Home ran but roman catholic. Church ran by nuns. They'd say that after she gave him up at age two. He never saw her again. Now as with many of these throwaway kids he was in a lot of different places the institutions but a lot of different foster homes. These people take in kids and some of them are good so mark good. They're just doing it for the money and and take a man for Sexual reasons so he would suffer physical and sexual abuse. In some of these different places he had a pivotal event that really shaped life at age. Thirteen again at argue martha foster father while drive a car that the man turned around a smack burke in the back seat. And we've all been there you know. Don't make me reach back there and whack you anyhow when this guy did this. He crashed the car and he died the disease man's widow plane burke and gave him regular beatings until he was actually taken back into social services in place with another family. The next one sometime. After that i don't know if was one directly after that but as sometime after that a family named burke which is worried in with this name berg took him in as a foster child and they had a he would say later. That claim comfortable and safe environment and he loved those people. he lived. daddy's teenage years on rockaway beach close to ocean promenade. You guys it live in new york city and know that you'll know exactly where that is and they never really stray too far from there either. Gone across the bay. Just a little bit said burke would never forget their kindness and for the rest of his life he would visit these foster parents on special occasions and when he started making some money start leaving large amounts of cash unmarked envelopes forum periodically. The burk family had adopted him so he took the family name and koeppen some say that he buried part of the nineteen seventy eight lufthansa heist some of the lute that was never found at the burke house on their property.
"henry hill" Discussed on The Grid
"Volleys haymakers and i might have played three uncontested hands and i just made it to the final two just by dodging everyone else. I know a lot of the poker players. Probably listen to the grid might have a similar story of someone that they had where they had to do is just not mess. It up and that's two of my big wins. Happened that way. Better feelings and poker. There are many blanket statements about myself. That i have unabashed and unashamed to admit at. Yes one of them is. It wasn't nude model in college and We were playing kind of version of to tell the truth so you add to also try to make the audience to believe that you share. The exact same anecdote is being. I wanted to make sure everyone understood this about me. And yet you still one part of the reason that i have chosen lifestyle is sort of a deep of versus to the grind of hard work. I mean poker players can also kind of relate you know we see the grand huge amounts of monies you know swimming back and forth and then you have this kind of like henry hill in goodfellas kind of mentality. Where like you know man. These poor schmucks wake up every day and they caulk into their Their jobs well. You know me just kind of like catch a to outer and make more money than you have your whole year like i you know grew up not so well off so i watched a lot of people waking up at five. Am and kind of grinding an entire day of work and you know no offense or insult anyone with that amazing work ethic and track from time to time. I'm i'm jealous of that Virtue however so virtue. I don't share and it's part of the reason why when who wants to be a millionaire came out. I thought this is my chance. You know i have a great memory and I would rather take down in a chair for thirty minutes. And see if i can make a million dollars than than grind and Yeah it's it's just a been a recurring thing in my life every single time. There's been an opportunity to Magnify my wealth and not necessarily plunge into conventional nine to five. I definitely will. We'll try to get rich quick. And by the way you're referring to. I think that started it all your appearance on. Who wants to be a millionaire. When you cast for a really nice some. I was only a two questions away for the million dollar question. I was at the two hundred fifty thousand dollar question. And i had my lifeline. And i was excited to to go for it i. It was not fearless. Because you know. I'm in for a penny in for a pound with mentality like my philosophy is like i'm going for like i don't get onto these shows and i think one of the ways that has made it much easier for me to get on to these shows as the producers understand that i've got the testicular fortitude to go for a lot. A lot of contestants will will do that. Let's say like oh man well. This is a lot of money. I'm going to stop being everything in poker. All in is my favorite. Bit is my favorite bet. I will let the out grid listeners. Also play along so I'm going for it. And the question was what does in-kyu nebulous collect. Inc u. n. a. b. u. l. i. s. t. a. d. already. Know the answer. Now would you like to hear the clues. S i mean the choices. The choices the four choices. 'cause you know millionaires multiple choice. Were magic.
"henry hill" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"His right shoulder. He's shaken up, always holding his right later. LeBron James coming out and basically saying, Well, you asked for it. You asked for this season for business reasons, And now all these players are hurt. What do you make of it? Well, LeBron has been very outspoken ever since the NBA wanted to restart their season, 71 days after the bubble ended when the Lakers won the title, and he said, you know, Guys are going to be tired. It's too short turnaround. But there are only two teams that played the NBA Finals last year and had that 71 day. Uh, stretch. There are some teams that didn't make the playoffs whose hadn't played games for over 100 days. As of right now, his big point is that this is the time of the year when everybody wants to see the stars. And right now eight. All stars are out with injuries, and LeBron is basically just saying, I told you so This was going to happen and did happen and, as we all know, in any level of sport fatigue is usually a precursor to some type of injury. You know, you think about it, You know, it's not just Kyrie now Co why? We don't know if he's going to be out. You know, you've got all these players that are going down and it is a business at the end of the day, and on the other side. We're also talking about human beings who are, you know, participating in this? It's a tough one. I have to say so, guys draftkings very much in the news. You know, this is just one of these classic business of sports stories in many ways. And really getting very Bloomberg here. Shorting short interest, of course, is when you're betting on a stock to fall, Draftkings fell prey a little bit to a firm called Hindenburg Research, which basically said they were short the stock the stock dipped. It recovered. You know, this is a dangerous place, sometimes for stocks to be, especially in this kind of meme stock world that we're living in, You know. Meanwhile, draftkings has been a very well followed Business over the past year, especially as online betting has increased. More states continue to allow this to happen. Let's hear a little bit of what CEO Jason Robbins had to say last month. We really are seeing nothing but incredible momentum in the business right now, and I think you know sports. Being back in full swing is driving a lot of that. We have a packed sports calendar next several months. You know a lot of the NBA and NHL, for example, pushing their starts back a little bit this year means we'll be playing, you know, they'll be playing playoff games well into, you know, like you to an early Q three. So should be an exciting next few months and then we also have a lot of live legislation. Almost two dozen states are actively considering mobile sports wagering legislation. Another for considering gaming legislation. So a lot of great momentum on that front too. So legislation is key here, Michael Bar, and there was news this week of interest, especially to Our listeners in the tri state area and especially the great state of New Jersey, Because soon you may be allowed to bet on college sports in New Jersey that feels like Big deal or or at least a move forward. If you live in New Jersey, it's it's huge. Now. There have been obviously sites where you can bet on college sports, especially in football and missing that, whatever, but I've always had this in the back of my mind, and I always worry. About some sneaky Pete trying to get to one of the college athletes because I have to said it's much easier to do when you're talking about a college student who doesn't have any money. And all of a sudden you offer the Spurs money too. Well, you know, shave this point off here, shave this point off there? Well, I had sort of a front row seat for it. This happening to Boston College in the 19 eighties, when Rick Kuhn and another player's last name was Sweeney took money from Wise Guy named Henry Hill, who was played by Ray Liotta in the movie Goodfellas and it really disgraced the Boston College program. But it was money that he couldn't resist it. It sort of fortifies Michael Bars point right there, that You know, it's hard to get to professional athletes because they make so much money. It wouldn't be worth it. But it's so much easier to get to a college player and the temptation once you get him or her hooked in Has them. They're swimming upstream until they have to do everything you ask them to do up next on the show. We speak with Pete Bevacqua, chairman of NBC Sports Group, Old Boy, Come on Olympics. We've got our fingers crossed. And, according to Pete, he has his fingers crossed as well. He's optimistic that we're going to see the games were entering into a stretch that I think is not just Going to be the busiest stretch in the history of NBC sports, But truly, I would say the busiest stretch in the history of any sports group. That's straight ahead on Bloomberg Business of Sports. Follow me on Twitter are sports, and I'm Mike Lynch. You can follow me at Lynch, E W. C, D D and I'm Jason Kelly. Follow.
"henry hill" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Shoot stating that John Dorsey secretly once Baker Mayfield, April 18th Sam Donald follows through standing on Instagram April 19th Peter King believes John Dorsey has told No one team owner family etcetera about who we will choose at number one April 19th John Dorsey himself says that's a quant Barkley as well as trading down Is an option for the bronze. The number one April 20th Mike Mayock states on a conference call that quote unquote. His gut tells him the Browns will take Donald at number one April 2035 a. M. This plays out kind of the way it did with Henry Hill on May 10th back in the 19 seventies. So April 25th 5 a.m. April 23rd five AM Peter King releases his only mock draft states of the bronze will drive Sam Donaldson, number one friend of Dorsey said It will not be Alan Monday morning quarterback April 23rd 10 A.m. Dan Patrick says on his radio show that he is being told that the coaching staff does not like Donald And that he is off the board at number one. The decision will come down to Mayfield, Alan April. 24th Adam Schefter reports that Mayfield is definitely in the conversation become the number one pick April 24th Benjamin Albright TWEETS, Then deletes. It's Donald. April 25th Browns have cooled on CM Donald Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland Plain dealer April 25th Sam Garner will wear a brown tide of the draft, courtesy of the score. April 25th 1:30 P.m. Hugh Jackson is said to be quote out of the loop on quarterback, NBC Sports April 25th 19 minutes later, 1:49 P.m. Eastern Hugh Jackson knows who the number one pick is from Mike Silver. April. 26 Baker Mayfield recreates the Brett Farve draft photo sign about above the door that says, love my calves instead of love, my Eagles Mayfield High School mascot was the Cavaliers.
"henry hill" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"April 19th Peter King believes John Dorsey has told No one team owner family etcetera about who we will choose at number one April 19th John Dorsey himself says that's a quant Barkley as well as trading down Is an option for the bronze. The number one April 20th Mike Mayock states on a conference call that quote unquote. His gut tells him the Browns will take Donald at number one April 23rd five A.m. This plays out kind of the way it did with Henry Hill. Made tent back in the 19 seventies. So April 25th 5 a.m. April 23rd five AM Peter King releases his only mock draft states of the bronze will drive Sam Donald at number one friend of Dorsey said It will not be Alan Monday morning quarterback April 23rd 10 A.m. Dan Patrick says on his radio show that he is being told that the coaching staff does not like Donald And that he is off the board at number one. The decision will come down to Mayfield, Alan April. 24th Adam Schefter reports that Mayfield is definitely in the conversation become the number one pick April 24th Benjamin Albright TWEETS, Then deletes. It's Donald. April 25th bronze have cooled on CM Donald Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland Plain dealer April 25th Sam Garner will wear a brown tide of the draft, courtesy of a score April 25th 1:30 P.m. Hugh Jackson is said to be quote out of the loop on quarterback, NBC Sports April 25th 19 minutes later, 1:49 P.m. Eastern Hugh Jackson knows who the number one pick is from Mike Silver. April. 26 Baker Mayfield recreates the Brett Farve draft photo sign about above the door that says, love my calves Instead of love, my Eagles Mayfield High School mascot, Woz. Cavaliers April 26 Schefter.
"henry hill" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"First day broadcasting on our newest affiliate, K Dawn out in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is pretty high society for a show like this, so naturally, the producers went out. And books from heavy artillery guests. Joining me now is proof of that is the best selling author Ah, Fox News contributor. Ah, former assistant U S attorney and he might be the one New York Mets fan who admits it in public. Andy McCarthy is back. Hey, man! Hey, Jimmy, How are you? I'm great, man. Are you feeling good about your mess? By the way, I meant to ask you that after reading about that in your book, I was I was feeling better about him until The whole game. Stop thing happened and I got started to get nightmares about the Wilpons and Bernie made off that I should know. No. Can't happen again Calling Cohen insists that we're not going back there. So I'll take him at his word for now. That is really funny. You're the front. You were the first guy I thought of When I read that. I was like, man, you finally get a new owner things there. Look, you look like you're in the clear, but you know what? The Mets It's like, You know, the movie The Godfather. I finally get out. They keep pulling me back in It's only one way every with the match. That's why we love him. You'll turn it around. I got I've got faith. I've got faith. Spring training's right around the corner so much to get into here. A Zafar as impeachment goes, It's my understanding the president's legal team is gonna make a First Amendment argument that this is an endangered to political speech everywhere. Does that hold water to you? Now it really doesn't. I mean, it. Looks like they're grasping. Okay. Um, you know, this is a It's a political Feeding first of all on it's a doctrine of criminal law that you're allowed to use speech as evidence. In a criminal proceeding as long as you're not criminalizing the speech, So, for example, the you know the absurd example that we always used to make. The point is, if the you know the Mafia dons caught on a wiretap in the back of the club, saying whack him. He doesn't get it. He doesn't have a First Amendment defense against that coming in because he's not being criminalized for saying what he said He's being criminalized for being involved in a conspiracy to commit murder and the speeches. Evidence. So even in a legal proceeding that wouldn't get very far and in a political proceeding, it's going to get nowhere. Well, that makes a lot of sense that would that would explain why. When I was watching Goodfellas with my wife on Sunday, they didn't counter act. Henry Hill's testimony. By saying it was a first Amendment violation. So yes, yes. Thanks for putting that introspect one wouldn't work. Well, then, here's my question, though, if if we have, you know 45 Republican senators voting that the process is unconstitutional. What is the actual means for going forward with this? Is it being done? Too. I don't want to say play up the threat posed by right wing groups because I take that very seriously. I don't want to minimize the threat. But is it basically being done as a means to enact further crackdowns? In the court of Public opinion, you know, be a deep platform in your stuff like that. Yeah, I have a kind of Ah, cynical feeling about this, Jimmy, and I'm not. I'm not trying to trivialize what happened, either. I thought it was outrageous, and I would have felt much differently about it. If it's a president Trump had, you know, six months or three months to go in his term rather than that. He was virtually at the door when this happened, but I think you know, everything comes down to Calculus of What the Democrats because they can make this happen. They have the numbers to make this happen What they think they're going to achieve politically out of this. I think I'm just maybe I'm too old and crotchety at this point, but I just don't think they're doing this because it's all being done for the right reasons. I think that what they want Used to put the Republicans in a position of defending President Trump's actions and inactions on what the Republicans are trying to do is cling to a technical, constitutional legal defense that has to do with the the Senate's jurisdiction to try someone who's no longer In office, and what the Democrats are hoping is, if they're if they go about this case, like real prosecutors go about a criminal test, and they proved the conduct in Lord detail that the Republicans will look terrible. Seeming to say. Not guilty and trying to convince people that they're doing that because of a constitutional argument when it'll look like they're actually trying to defend this behavior. Wow. So that's yeah, that seemingly then is the is the plan that makes sense to me because I've been trying to figure out what the long game is here, knowing that they're not going to remove him. From office. But then my question to you is knowing this is such a hyperpartisan exercise. If the end result is the Republicans don't convict him despite the fact that they are shamed in the public square for defending this is the end is the end result Potentially that Donald Trump kind of gets rehabilitated in the eyes of conservative voters by surviving a second impeachment. That's that's possible, although I've always thought with the Democrats, you know, everybody says when the Democrats doing here, they're just going to revive Trump. Politically. I think the Democrats want to revive Trump. Politically. First of all, it's useful for them, too. So to enhance his standing while they're doing, you know Biden's doing all of this very left wing stuff. After we told everyone he's going to unify the country, So ah, lot of it takes attention off what they're doing, But I think the main thing the Democrats would like they're not worried about Trump being elected president again. They don't think that'll ever happen, but they would love him to be a factor in Republican. Politics and maybe make a third party run in 2024 certainly screw up the midterms and 2022 by dividing the party, so I think they see nothing but upside. With Trump because he sort of takes all the oxygen out of the room at a time when they don't really want a lot of attention on some of the really hard left progressive stuff they're doing, and it really screws up life for Republicans, so I think that's what they're Trying to help. You know, that's that's a great angle. That makes sense. If you just joining us, Andy McCarthy is on the line. We're talking about impeachment. Yes, Far as Joe Biden's plan to unify the country goes just looking at some of these exact looking at these executive orders. I guess we're gonna unify by getting to know each other on the unemployment line because they're killing a lot of jobs, man. All right, do you Are you surprised in any way that he's governing is far to the left as he is, or did you see this coming? I didn't feel right. I saw it coming, But I can't say I'm surprised because he's he's never been a strong guy, You know, even when he was in what passed for his prime, and you know, look, mediocrity would have been a reach for this guy. OK, even you know, when he was younger and more vigorous, he always kind of went with the wind. And now the wind is blowing really hard in his party in the leftward direction, and he's never exhibited any Ability to rain any of that stuff in, so I'm a little bit surprised to be by the speed at which it's happening, but I'm not surprised that it's happening. Okay, that makes sense. But yet to your point about Biden and mediocrity, I'm bringing it full circle that your Mets it reminds me of when the Mets got Willie Mays comes back to the same thing That always reminds me of when the Mets got Willie Mays at the tail end of his career..
"henry hill" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Twitter at Melville Trust. This is NPR. Welcome back to Bull side. I'm Jesse Thorn. I'm talking with actor Isaiah Whitlock Jr He's performed in movies like Goodfellas and 25 Bloods. He played state Senator Clay Davis on the wire, and he's starring in the New Showtime. Syriza, Your Honor. Let's hear the rest of our conversation. You have a really wonderful start to your career on film. Here I am DP in your Wikipedia list two films in which you appeared in 1990, both of which Are profoundly beloved cult classics. One is Goodfellas and the others. The other is gremlins to the new batch. I have actually seen gremlins to the new batch. More recently, I saw that about eight months or a year ago. It's pretty amazing movie. Uh, can you tell me? Can you tell me how it came to be that you ended up in two pretty big movies to start your career, albeit in in in small roles. Gremlins two. I think I was like a fireman or something that might have been like the first her second movie that I that I did. I was really like trying to scratch things out. But Goodfellas was interesting because Had become a member of the actors studio. And Paul Newman was looking For some people to come over to his apartment and read the color of money. Uh, with Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise. And I went over to to the part, but terms I'm sorry. I'm busy. Hey, plan, not new man a date, So it's like, Look, you know, I gotta go over to Paul's, uh, apartment and sit on the couch and read and he had a handful of people there and we're all sitting around and we're and we're reading the color of money. And of course, I wanted a part in the movie. And I didn't get a part in the movie. That part went to force Whitaker, but When good fellas came around. Went to audition for good, fellas. I got an audition for good fellas. And I got a call back and I got called back for Can't remember the actor's name. But the scene is when he's comes to Joe Pesci with the bill and Pesci hits him over the head with the bottle. He owns the restaurant or whatever. And I thought, what? There's no way they're going to cast B. In this part, but I got a callback. So I'm not going to say no. I haven't really done a movie. So I go and Walked in, and Scorsese says I know you from somewhere. And I said, Yeah, I did Those readings on the couch for the color of money. And he says, Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, that's great. That's great, He says. Well, look, the part you auditioned for You can't play that, But I do have this role of a doctor. It's a very, very small part, but it's very instrumental to the movie. It's the only guy that Henry Hill trust. He's all coked out and everything like that. Do you think you could do that for me? I know it's not much, but do you think you could do that? And inside? I'm saying Act like you've been there act like you've been there and I say Yeah, Yeah, sure. Marty. Yeah, I think I could do that. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And so, he said with Paul real quick, I'm going over there is a privately right? And that's how I ended up in Goodfellas. But at the time I kind of took it in stride until I started going out and I started telling people Yeah, you know, I got this part in this movie Goodfellas. And that was the big story was. How the hell did you get a part in Goodfellas? Which is called wise Guy at the time. And I was working a job at a restaurant. And there was one guy who actually said Look tomorrow I'm going down. I'm gonna audition for Goodfellas because of you got apart. I know I'm going to get a part. They must just be giving parts away in this movie if they hired you well, needless to say he didn't get apart and Screw him. It's bull's eye. I'm Jesse Thorn. My guest is actor Isaiah Whitlock. Junior. Um, your character on the wire. Clay Davis. He was briefly in the first season of the show, right you It was. It was just starting up when you went in. Did you get to read any hole scripts before you went in for that part? Or had you just seen little sides? No. The thing with wire is also very interesting because I was in season one in season two, but I was only supposed to be They're at a cocktail party. There was no story line. There was nothing written. It was just the state senator. After those they decided. Well, we should maybe do something with this. We should maybe do a story line and When they called me to come back. For season three. I initially said no, because I thought it was just gonna be This sort of cocktail party stuff. And I was doing a fellow in Alabama. And I said, No, I can't be bothered. I just I'm not gonna go. And my agent called me, he says. Are you sure said No. I said, I'm too little fellow down here in Alabama. I can't be concerned with some little cocktail party. And, um, they finally convinced me to go and David Simon pulled me aside and said, Now we've got this whole thing set up this whole story line where you're gonna be ripping off the drug dealers and things like that, and they think they're ripping you off and you're gonna be ripping them off, and that's when I got excited about it. But I was never ever on their radar from the beginning. Was the show on your radar. I mean, did you realize by then what it was, You know, not many folks were watching it at the time. Yeah, I did, because I had a lot of friends on the show and You know, I mean, I thought the show was great. I just didn't really at the time just didn't see myself in it. And then when I got on it Could admit this now. My biggest fear was that I said, Don't be the weak link. This is like a great show. Don't be the weak link. Don't be the got, you know, they say Oh, yeah, the wire and then that guy Isaiah Whitlock. Other than that. The show's like fantastic, But I was terrified. I was just terrified. You know, I said this could go One of two ways, but that being said, I had the courage enough to do what I wanted to do. And when I was at the American Conservatory Theater, the artistic director Bill Ball would always say fail big. If you're going to fail, fail big. So I thought, OK, I'm going to fail big and kind of go forward and play what I feel or what I think this character should be. There was a period where I thought I know they're gonna fire me. But then I also thought, you know if they don't like it, they can always cut it. But nobody ever said anything to me, and they just kind of let me Continued to create and it was that freedom that they gave me that allowed me to just even do more stuff and solidify that character. How did you feel the impact of your work on the wire to folks talk to you about it every day every day. It At the end of the wire. David Simon came to me and he said, You know, you know you're gonna have to live with the catchphrase and everything like that. And I didn't believe him. I thought not, You know, a year from now, nobody's gonna Really paid too much attention to it, but There's a few things there one. I had to live with the catch phrase, but I also saw how the character affected people. It's like you're a bad guy, and you're going to make people love you. It would be so easy to just sort of dismiss the character. But The key is to make people like you and make people enjoy you when they see you, and I thought I was able to do that on this show. And then fast forward to today, people still feel that way..
Oscars Best Picture Contenders Required to Meet Diversity Standards
"Since we're gonna talk about since we're going to talk about movies, this movie debuted 40 years ago. I don't not sure never won any Oscars. We can talk about a different kind of odds. And that is the odds that will be in your favor when you exhibit Perhaps the greatest comedy motion picture of all time. This is going to make it look like Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is gonna be the kind of thing that your Children because they did. I could look up to you now. I never could before. I mean, we made a lot of cheap movies for you guys that made a lot of money. But now we have spent a little more than we're supposed to. Columbia Pictures has spared no expense to make this fine science fiction comedy So they're talking about is that's Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray talking about ghost workers that they put that out to theaters to convince them to show the movie it was. It was something they set out to particularly independent theaters saying, Hey, this is Ah, a little something you might want to consider it your little Arthouse cinema. Now you had one guy was one of the Ghostbusters was a black guy. So there okay. Winston was black. And and then one day I was Jewish. I believe Well, Rick Moranis was in the movies, but I don't think I guess later on. He was kind of an ancillary ghostbuster, the Reynolds Jewish Council's a minority. For some reason. Reason this is important is and I'm reading for The Times. New Oscar standards require best picture contenders must be inclusive to compete if you wanna win. The Oscar for best picture, and I Do You have tohave you meet need to meet certain quotas to do it, Which is the way all great art is made. Certainly we all know Novels, songs movies television shows on the best artist made with quotas. So they came up with this a couple of months ago. This is AH attempt to be more divers to be eligible for best picture of film must meet at least two standards on across four categories of diversity on screen representation. Themes and narratives. So the theme of the movie has to be inclusive of a variety of groups. And it's under representative groups, including women, People of color LGBTQ, plus people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities. You have to touch on at least some of those not only in the cast and they're talking about the main cast. Um I'll read from what it says in The New York Times those standards record, one of the least one of the lead actors were significant supporting actors is from unrepresented, underrepresented racial or ethnic group. One of the lead actors are significant supporting actor. So in that group of people that the movie is all about, you can't have if it's World War, one movie a bunch of white guys, No. No. You gotta have. I don't know, eh? A black guy funded through the trench er. At least Marriott cheap and at least 30 books. They've sent a mariachi band with clearly Mexican people to entertain the troops. Shut them up, or we're going to be bombed by the Germans. Then the mariachis district and you never see them again. Ugo. There's your Oscar bait. Joe Getty Hollywood Quota consultant from No problem I got this. You gotta touch in coming of age story sitting in Norwegian filming Fishing Village, a 16 year old boy and girl and love trying to confront their Nazi past. Let's see. Let's have the Globetrotters come to town and play an exhibition game And on one of the dates they go See the Globetrotters check. $100,000 at least 30% of all actors in secondary in minor roles air from certain underrepresented groups and the main Jenny called the Globetrotters again, and the main storyline, theme or narrative of the movie has to be centred on an under representative group to qualify for a best picture Oscar nomination, And they went through the list of a bunch of movies that might not have made it that have one. You know lots of Oscars, including 1917, the World War. In film or the Irishman that came out last year and was a piece of crap, But in very was a great movie. It was bad, but it was long. I just I just Go and find this. Absolutely amazing. Yeah, on this is from liberals. People who think art is important people who send their kids to expensive colleges to get our degrees. They want to have constraints on art. The Liberals do? Yeah. Yeah, quotas. Good luck with that. My loathing of Hollywood. Well, it could get a little more intense as it turns out, but just If if if it didn't Indicate what James Lindsay has been talking about that this is coming on hard in society as a whole. I could just roll my eyes and move on said Good, Eat yourselves. You're cannibalizing yourselves, And I think it's hilarious. But it does mean that that sort of racialist thinking where everything is broken down to your identity group. You could only get a job if you're this or you can only be fired. If you're not that, or You know, you can only move into a neighborhood. We have quotas and neighborhoods quotas that everything that's dangerous. Is there any chance that any of the older liberals because always talking about the liberals over 50 seem to have a different view of these things? Like a Rob Reiner makes a movie with like what you're talking about here, man. Just those Like, really stick his thumb in the eye of the O R. You got something, you know, three hour long Goodfellow State movie, and then then you turns out Henry Hill's wife, at the end of it says Not only am I leaving you but I'm a lesbian check. We're down here getting a Hollywood quota consultant further preceding three hours. She's been a lesbian. You just didn't know that was your biases. There you go
Truth vs Hollywood
"Welcome to truth versus Hollywood I'm David, Chen and A. Truth versus Hollywood is look at films that are based on a true story, but we don't just talk about the film. We also talk about that true story. On this podcast will touch on what really happened. How that differs from the film and why and we're not just talking, heads will hear about the true story through interviews from experts, witnesses and people who were involved in it. It's both the real facts and the real facts are l. fix. What do you think that Joanna I loved it today Ridge? Today! We're talking about Martin. Scorsese's classic film Goodfellas Goodfellas is based on the book Wiseguy. Nicholas Pathology which, in turn is based on life of Mobster Henry Hill Hill was actually alive when the film came out and was very pleased with his film based on him, and as we'll talk about later, it definitely had an effect on his life. Pathology worked with Scorsese to write the screenplay and the film was. was a complete. It nominated for six Academy Awards and won one Joe Pesci for supporting actor. It's considered one of the best gangster movies of all times. If I put it on their list of one hundred years, one hundred movies and the Library of Congress decided that it was culturally important and added it to its preservation archives all right well. Let's get to the movie itself. It stars Ray Liotta. Hill Robert Deniro as Jimmy, the Gent Conway, who's based on Jimmy the Gent? Burke Joe Pesci as Tommy devito based on Tommy desimone Paul Sorvino Paul cicero based on Paul Vario and Lorraine Bracco as Henry's wife Karen Hill. Many real life figures at this movie was based off of an apparently Henry Hill ended up getting paid five hundred eighty thousand dollars because of the use of historian, this movie, which is a lot of money to pay to a mobster who has done very horrible things you know in watching this movie again. John Robinson one of the things that. I kind of realized you know or reflected on is the fact that we've been lost you decades seen so many movies about bad men, doing bad things, and that this movie kind of one of the prototypical examples of how they can be glorified an elevated in this. Movie makes that lifestyle look really glamorous while at the same time depicting some of the negative consequence lifestyle, but at the same time it does rubbed me the wrong way that like the people who are involved often are rewarded. We also saw this Martin. Scorsese's Will Wall Street as well. Similar dynamic, there so I'm kind of curious like as you're reflecting on your overall experience of watching the movie, and now that we know little bit more about what happened with the real life characters, and we're GONNA. Talk about it during the courses podcast like. How did it strike you that? This is based off of Real Person I. Think Scar says he couldn't have picked a better release. Go subject to to glum onto here than Henry Hill because though he is gangster and he's fully involved in this gangster life, he is a the likability of this character, which is really what's Cortesi was going for I've seen interviews. We talked about the nineteen thirty two scarface, which was the first time he ever saw. Gangsters depicted as really likable. When you Henry Hill. And he does terrible things, but he's a gangster who is a little squeamish. We see this the film and it's corroborated by true story of his life. He was violent crimes, but he wasn't a a mass murderer and You know the the charisma of him. I think is really important. He wasn't one of the most vicious people in this story. And so I think you're making good point that like. If you're GONNA choose an entry way into this world. Henry Hill is probably the ideal candidate in this case so. Well, the film opens with three men driving in a car, having a seemingly normal evening. It's then revealed that there is a captive in the trunk and than shortly after him, we mmediately get Henry's voiceover with the iconic line as far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. It's one of the most. Openings and Awesome History Joanna Robinson after nearly three decades. How effective did you find this opening? Well, it's funny. I did not see I was eight years old when fellows came out, or maybe nine so I did not see it in theaters and I didn't see it until later in life and but by then it already seats into the culture because it was so iconic. You know there's. Maniacs good feathers, pigeon parody, and like all sorts of stuff, so I'm going to wear of the beats of it, even though the first exposure to goodfellas was. Is what you're saying. Thousand percent absolutely. But you know so by the time I had seen it. I had also seen so many things that had imitated it, and this is true of like so many of our great films like by the time you get around to watching it. Maybe you seen a bunch of people. Knock it off and so you're like well. How groundbreaking? Is this
Kingpins Daily: Henry Hill
"Today's quote is from Mafia so Henry Hill an associates at the Lucchese crime family as many Italian Mafia. Al FISA COOLED. That is. He wasn't associate until his arrest in nineteen eighty off to wish he turned. Fbi informant eventually. He sold his life story to Simon and Schuster in the book. He'll explain the appeal of joining the mob at the age of twelve. My ambition was to become a gangsta. Be a wise guy to me. Being a wise guy was better than being president of the United States to be a wise guy was to own the World Hill. Wasn't the only little boy to see. The attraction of the Mafia lifestyle for decades in the twentieth century. Italian communities like Hills Brooklyn neighborhood. Brownsville showed children what joining one of the crime families could do for you. There was the wealth. The Glamour of the guns. The secrets and the rituals. The respect and fear of the community generally speaking the power joining the Mafia as hill put it was to own the world. Show the president of the United States might own the world too but he owned it from somewhere far away somewhere with alien rules kid from an immigrant family didn't know and thus was unlikely to aspire to in contrast mob guys are wiseguys as hill and his pals called them stuck around the neighborhood in their sleep cars and fancy suits. They spoke a language. The kids could understand a language drawn out of old world conceptions of honor and violence a language memorialized in storybooks in spoken around the dinner table by Sicilian. Grandpas and fact wise guys with such an integral respected part of life in many Italian American communities that they will also called goodfellas hence the name of the Iconic Award Winning Nineteen Ninety Scorsese Film. A film that was based on Henry. Hill's life story. The film like hills quote displays. Just how alluring. The life of King Pin can be despite the violence and despite the possible consequences which Henry Hill experienced in full as a young protegee of the Lucozzi organization in the early nineteen sixties. He was involved with arson gambling. Schemes truck hijacking loansharking assault and drug dealing in the early nineteen seventy S. He served four years in prison for extortion but once he got out he was back on the streets or rather at the airport. One of his most notorious crimes was the one thousand nine hundred seventy eight Lufthansa heist he and several other. Lucchese associates rubbed a cargo terminal at New York's JFK. Airport came away with five million dollars in cash and nearly one million dollars in jewels. It was one of the most lucrative cash robberies ever occur in the United States and hill and his cronies got away with it. Only a small fraction of the lutes was ever recovered and the only person convicted for the crime was an airport worker. Who abetted the thieves but hill didn't escape the law for long two years later in nineteen eighty? He was arrested on drug trafficking charges by turning informant for the FBI hill was able to weasel his way out of both harsh legal punishments and death on the streets at the hands of Lucozzi enemies after a stint in witness protection. He published multiple books about his life. And did the talk show circuit the glamorous life was still his for the taking but even getting out to the mob didn't erase the violence from hills life in two thousand three his son and daughter. Greg and Gina Hill published a joint memoir about their mafia childhood. It clarified the ways in which hills violence and drug use tore his family. Apart as Gina explained in an interview on Fox News on my seventeenth birthday. He beat me with an inch of my life and then he took a butcher knife to a picture of me. Henry Hill may not have served out the jail sentence. His crimes deserved but he and his family paid the price for his glamorous life of Mafia law the little boy in Brownsville Brooklyn got what he asked for but not perhaps what he wanted.