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During January and February, the BFI Southbank in London is hosting a season devoted to Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese. As part of the celebrations, this reissue of the filmmaker's 1990 gangster drama will be playing at selected cinemas, reminding audiences of the genius of Joe Pesci, who won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his memorable portrayal of sadistic Tommy DeVito. Adapted by Nicholas Pileggi from his non-fiction book Wiseguy, the film centres on Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who dreams of becoming a gangster and falls in with the wrong crowd in late 1950s New York City. He becomes buddies with Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Pesci), who operate under mob boss Paul Cicero (Paul Sorvino), and Henry subsequently marries a local girl called Karen (Lorraine Bracco), who is seduced by her beau's glamorous criminal lifestyle. Henry and his Italian-American associates cannot operate above the law forever and the FBI slowly closes in on the men, waiting for them to betray each other.