The lowly, blue-collar side of New York's Italian mafia is explored in this crime biopic of wiseguy Henry Hill. As he makes his way from strapping young petty criminal, to big-time thief, to middle-aged cocaine addict and dealer, the film explores in detail the rules and traditions of organized crime. Watching the rise and fall of Hill and his two counterparts, the slick jack-of-all-trades criminal Jimmy Conway and the brutish, intimidating Tommy DeVito, this true story realistically explores the core, blue-collar part of the mob.

One would say that it would be pretty cool to be in the mafia, but when you see this movie you learn that it's too dangerous not because of the cops, but the other guys you are working with. It is either you whack someone or that someone might whack you. Even joking is dangerous and it might make you get killed, i'ts just like they said in the movie, they don't get angry on you or anything, they come with a smiling faces, like a good old friend and then whack you. Check it out.