If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. He was based on the real-life mobster, the late Jimmy Burke. Jimmy Conway is an Irish-American associate of the mafia. Since he has no Italian blood, he cannot become an official member of the mafia made man. Despite this, he performs jobs for caporegime Paul Cicero such as robberies and hits.
Goodfellas: Jimmy Conway’s Life After The Events Of The Movie
Goodfellas introduced viewers to a group of gangsters from the s and s, among those Jimmy Conway, played by Robert De Niro. The story is told through the eyes of Henry Hill Ray Liotta , which allows viewers to get acquainted with all those close to him, especially Jimmy. So, what happened to him in real life after the events of the movie? Based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, Goodfellas narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill, from his days as a teenager in a working class Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn, to his involvement in the Lufthansa heist and his decision to work as an informant for the FBI. Henry met a lot of powerful and dangerous gangsters through the years, among them Jimmy Conway, with whom he worked since he was a teenager. Though Henry Hill was a real person, the names of several other real-life gangsters were changed for the film.
Jimmy is present when Billy Batts comes to the bar, mocking Tommy's youthful duties as a shoe-shine boy:"Now go home and get your fucking shinebox! Tommy aided by Conway beat Batts savagely to a pulp, later burying his body. Jimmy organizes the Lufthansa Heist. He grows paranoid when the associates begin buying exotics with the money.
Jimmy instructs her to pick up some dresses from a shop on the corner at the end of an alleyway, but as she approaches the corner she becomes increasingly suspicious before getting in her car and driving off. On first viewing, it seems Jimmy arranges for the death of his friend's wife. After Tommy is killed, Jimmy and Henry are also the only two left alive, so Jimmy was likely in fear for his own life. There also appears to be some fairly on-the-nose symbolism in the scene itself that hints at Karen's impending demise. Had Karen gone into the shop on the corner, she very likely wouldn't have been coming back out, making it a certain "one way" journey. Though not the most memorable Martin Scorsese scene , this little touch nicely wraps up what is a genuinely tense moment. Alternatively, it could be the case that these signs are in the scene to illustrate Karen's paranoid state-of-mind.