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The Lufthansa Job – 5 Arrests after 35 yrs

Posted in Goodfellas, Movies, Whack Scenes with tags , on January 24, 2014 by mobflix

5 Arrests in 35yr Old Goodfellas Case

 

5 Arrests have been made in the Lufthansa job after 35 yrs.  This is the heist that was referenced in Goodfellas resulting in the deaths of most of the participants.

In the movie, Di Nero plays Jimmy Conway (Jimmy The Gent Burke in real life), who executes the biggest heist in US history.  Expecting to score $2 million, the haul is actually $6 million.

Rather than pay out the shares, Jimmy decides to whack most of the participants.

Here is the Wikipedia for Jimmy Burke:

Real Life Jimmy The Gent Burke – Lufthansa Mastermind

Here are those murdered after the Lufthansa Heist.  These murders follow closely the deaths in the movie:

Lufthansa Hit List

 

 

 

March is Whack Month at Mobflix with Billy Batts in Goodfellas

Posted in Goodfellas, Movies, Whack Scenes with tags , , , on March 3, 2009 by mobflix

In Chicago, this time of year, everyone has cabin fever.  We’ve had frigid weather since before Thanksgiving and you are stuck inside after work (if you are working at all).   We tend to go a little crazy itching for the weather to change.

It is with this mood that we bring you Whack Month at mobflix.

Frank Vincent (Billy Batts) and Joe Pesci (Tommy) have an altercation that doesn’t end so well for Billy Batts.  Billy, a made man, comes home from prison after 6 years and insult Tommy.  Tommy used to be a shoe shine boy, and Billy wont let him live it down.  Tommy reacts by whacking Billy.  One of the best whack scenes ever filmed.