The main charachter of the movie Goodfellas. Starring Ray Lalotta. Henry Hill was a half Irish half Italian mafioso from Brooklyn New York. He was first pinched and tried in juvenile court at the age of 15 for distributing untaxed cigarettes. He learned about the Omerta after Jim Conaway slipped him a $50 bill. In 1963 at the age of 21 Henry met a Jewish woman named Karen and married her later in 1964. When Henry tried to go out with his friends, Karen gets into a big argument with him and kick him out of the house. When Karen finds out that Henry has a mistress she threatends her with painful death. As a result, Paul has to mediate with Henry. In June 1970 Henry was involved in the murder of a made man named Billy Batts with two of his friends, Tommy DeVito and Jim Conaway. Tommy got really pissed off of a shoe shining joke and killed assauted him in the mafia owned restrant then shot and killed him in the back of Henry's car to finish off the job. Henry was sent to prison for 10 years for assaulting a gambling debtor in Florida but did four years. He took part in the Lufthansa Heist of 1978. His friend Tommy DeVito was whacked that same year for the murder of Billy Bats back in 1970. He was about to become a made man, but he also murdered one. Tommy DeVito was also 100% Italian. In 1980 on a Sunday in May Henry was going to be busy all day. He had a police helicopter persuing him all day long until 10:30pm. He and his babysitter were arrested for drug deals with cocaine from his Pittsburgh opperation. Paul Cicero, Henry's superior officer wasn't there to help him out. Paul lended him $3200.00 for a life time after he posted bail. Under threat of being whacked he entered the Witness Protection Program. He had Paul Cicero and Jim Conaway arrested and tried in federal court.
Hanry Hill: When you are about to get whacked, no one tells you. It is not like in the movies where there is a big argument and someone ends up getting killed. Your killers come as your friends. They come as your family members. They come with smiles. They come at a time when you are at your weakest point. They also have known you all your life.
by Le Mans July 24, 2005