Read the full script of GOOD FELLAS by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorcese
by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorcese
Based on the book Wiseguys by Nicholas Pileggi
January 3, 1989
JUNE 11, 1970S QUEENS, NEW YORK. THE SUITE - NIGHT
A smoky, overdecorated cocktail lounge and nightclub on
Queens Boulevard. Sergio Franchi is in full voice on the
jukebox. It is after midnight. It has bean a long night..
Balloons and empty glasses litter the place. BILLY BATTS,
a 50-year-old hood in an out-of-date suit, court at the
bar. WE SEE a younger, more sharply-dressed HOOD walk in
with a BEEHIVE GIRLFRIEND and hug BATTS.
Billy. You look beautiful. Welcome
(laughing and turning
to the bartender)
What are you having? Give 'em what
WE SEE FOUR OTHER MEN, including HENRY HILL and JIMMY BURKE,
standing near BILLY BATTS at the bar, raise their glasses
in salute. TOMMY DESIMONE and ANOTHER BEEHIVE BLONDE enter.
BILLY BATTS looks up and sees TOMMY.
Hey, look at him. Tommy. You grew
(preening a little)
Billy, how are you?
(smiling broadly at
Tommy and the girl)
Son of a bitch. Get over here.
TOMMY walks over and BILLY, too aggressively, grabs TOMMY
around the neck. TOMMY doesn't like it.
(forcing a laugh)
Hey, Billy. Watch the suit.
cheek, a little
Listen to him. "Watch the suit,"
he says. A little pisser I've
known all my life. Hey, Tommy,
don't go get too big.
♠Don't go busting my balls. Okay?♠
♠And don't go busting our balls. Okay?