The mafia, with all its violence and villains, is one of the silver screen's favorite subjects. Test your knowledge of cement shoes and tommy guns.
Puzo was a pretty good guess, but "Wise Guys" and the screenplay for "Goodfellas" was written by Nicholas Pileggi.
In the 1974 TV movie "The Virginia Hill Story," character actor Harvey Keitel played gangster Bugsy Seigel.
If you're up on your Oscar history, you know that "The Godfather" was nominated for exactly 10 Academy Awards.
In one of the classic lines of the movie, Connery instructs Costner to send Capone's men to "the morgue."
Donnie Brasco was the name that real-life undercover agent Joe Pistone used to infiltrate the mob.
All three are legends, but Robert Evans was the kid who stayed in the picture when he produced "The Cotton Club"?
True. Director Sergio Leone was most well-known for Clint Eastwood Westerns like "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "A Fistful of Dollars."
All mafia movies have their fair share of cursing, but "Casino" takes the cake with a total of 422 uses of the "F" word alone.
Bugsy was noted for getting the casino business going in Las Vegas by opening the historic Flamingo Hilton.
When producer Woltz refuses to cast Don Corleone's godson Johnny Fontane in his new film, he finds the head of his prized race horse in his bed.
De Niro made a request, but was rebuffed for a meeting with legendary gangster Meyer Lansky.
Mafia movies are noted for their modest box office numbers, except for "The Godfather," which raked in more than $130 million in 1972, far higher than any other mafia movie.
Actor Tim Roth played underboss Dutch Shultz to Andy Garcia's Lucky Luciano.
After making movies about Italian mobsters in New York, Scorsese went in another direction when he featured Irish gangsters in Boston in the 2006 film "The Departed."
Sometimes called the "dolly zoom," director Alfred Hitchcock made this camera trick famous in his movie "Vertigo."
The last shot of "Goodfellas" famously depicts gangster Henry Hill living an average, ordinary life in the witness relocation program.
In his bid to become an actor, Warren Betty's Bugsy Seigel repeats the "20 dwarves" line to himself as a diction exercise.
A young Tommy DeVito repeatedly refers to Henry Hill as "Hendry."
De Niro played the younger version of Brando's Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II."
This one may have tripped you up. Tommy does shoot Spider for no good reason, but the wound is in the foot.
In one of the more human scenes in the film, Brando dies of a heart attack in the garden, while playing with his grandson.
Mentioned once on SYSK, the very uncomfortable fight scene in "Eastern Promises" is set inside a Russian bath house.
The other two are pretty good casino names, but "The Tangiers" is what Scorsese used as his fictional backdrop for "Casino."
Doctrow did write "Ragtime," and "Mobsters" was released in 1991, but it was "Billy Bathgate" that fits the bill for this one.
Ryder was the first choice by director Francis Ford Coppola. It was only after she took the role for Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" that he turned to his own daughter Sofia.
Laurence Fishburne appeared in both "The Cotton Club" and "Hoodlum."
The line "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" was voted as the second most famous line in film history by The American Film Institute.
Director Martin Scorcese would often cast his own mother in bit parts.
Johnson and Douglas actually tried out for Costner's part, but were shot down by director Brian De Palma. Harrison Ford was offered the part and refused it.
Brando famously stuffed cotton in his cheeks for the audition to appear as if he were a bulldog. Coppola loved the idea and commissioned a dentist to make a removable mouthpiece to puff out Brando's jowls.