Nick Pileggi: First Screening Of Goodfellas The Audience Walked Out


Author and screenwriter Nick Pileggi told the "Len Berman and Michael Riedel In The Morning" show that during the first screening of "Goodfellas" the audience walked out!

"What happened was the first screening of the movie was in Southern California in Orange County I believe (and) it was like a very conservative older community and they went to see a movie. All of a sudden there was all these words, they were just not prepared for it so people just got up and walked out which kind of gave Warner Brothers second thoughts," said Pileggi after Michael asked why they walked out.

Reportedly, Showtime has given the green light to a mafia-based crime drama being created by Nick Pileggi and “The Sopranos” writer Terence Winter. Michael asked what the show might be about.

"We can't tell too much because we don't know yet but I've been keeping a chronology on mob history in New York since I started covering this stuff many years ago and it turned out to be over 200 pages. I showed it to Brian Grazer, who is a friend of mine, who showed it to Terry Winter and that's what happened," said Pileggi.

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