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'Goodfellas' at 25: Here are some of the movies that have ripped it off

'Goodfellas' at 25: Here are some of the movies that have ripped it off

If you've watched the trailer for the much-hyped "Black Mass," you may find yourself asking two questions: First, what is that accent Johnny Depp is working? And second, why does this feel so familiar? Depp, as real-life mob boss Whitey Bulger, banters light-heartedly with an associate about a "secret family recipe" — until he suddenly lashes out: "You spill a secret family recipe today, maybe you spill a little something about me tomorrow, hmm?" Whitey says ominously. Is he joking? Or is he really going to shoot the guy? Well, of course you know, because you've seen this before — just with Joe Pesci playing the heavy instead. The movie...

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