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Goodfellas Scene 18

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Scene 18

Scene 18

Henry Hill's Worst Day

  • Time stamp: Sunday, May 11, 1980. 6:55 a.m.
  • Henry snorts a line of cocaine, loads some guns into a paper bag, and puts it in his trunk. He spots a helicopter flying overhead and hits the road. Also? He looks terrible.
  • Still, he's got a full day ahead of him. He has to drop off the guns at Jimmy's, pick up his brother from the hospital for dinner that night, and then pick up some more drugs for Lois to fly down to some customers in Atlanta.
  • You know, just a normal day of running weekend errands.
  • Jimmy doesn't want the guns. Henry thinks he can unload them on his Pittsburgh drug connections.
  • 8:05 a.m. Henry continues his errands, searching the sky for the helicopter and almost crashing his car in the process.
  • 8:45 a.m. At the hospital, his brother's doctor insists on checking out Henry since he looks so craptastic.
  • On the road, Henry tells Michael, his brother, that a helicopter is following him. Michael tells Henry he's crazy.
  • 11:30 a.m. Back at home, Henry gets the dinner he's cooking for Michael's visit going. He keeps looking out the window and notices the copter is gone.
  • Henry and Karen leave to unload the guns on the Pittsburgh dudes. She spots the helicopter. They stash the guns in her parents' garage. Karen is not happy. We can't blame her.
  • Henry and Karen keep looking for the helicopter, and then they go shopping. It's 12:30 p.m.
  • At 1:30 p.m., they go back and get the guns. Yep, they're still looking for the helicopter.
  • 3:30 p.m. Henry and Karen sell the guns to the Pittsburgh drug peeps at a seedy motel. While there, Henry calls Sandy and says he'll be over in an hour. He also calls home and tells Lois to tell Michael to keep stirring the sauce.
  • Then, he reminds Lois to make sure she leaves the house to make the call he needs her to make about the drugs she's going to help him deliver to Atlanta.
  • Lois makes the call from the house phone. C'mon, Lois. You had one job. For now, at least. Henry is wicked angry.
  • 6:30 p.m. Back at home, Henry keeps cooking. He's making one heck of a spread.
  • 8:30 p.m. Henry hits Sandy's place to prepare the drugs. And do some drugs. Then he leaves, making Sandy majorly mad.
  • 10:45 p.m. The family finally eats dinner. Henry looks like he wants to take a nap under the table.
  • After dinner, Lois says she has to go home to get her lucky hat. Henry is not having it. Lois says she won't fly without it, so they go get the hat. He leaves the drugs in a kitchen cabinet.
  • As Henry and Lois pull out of the driveway, they're stopped by cops. Lots and lots of cops.
  • Inside the house, Karen explodes into panic mode. As the cops pound on the door, she flushes the drugs down the toilet—and stuffs a pistol in her underwear for good measure. We're pretty sure she's not going to offer them coffee this time around.

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