Adapted from the 1985 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The story is the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill, his friends and family from 1955 to 1980. In 1955, a young Henry becomes enamored of the criminal life and Mafia presence in working class Italian-American Brooklyn. He begins working for local caporegime Paul “Paulie” Cicero and his associates: James “Jimmy” Conway, an Irish truck hijacker and gangster, and Tommy DeVito, a fellow juvenile delinquent. Henry begins as a fence for Jimmy, gradually working his way up to more serious crimes and into the quasi-glamorous life of the mobster.  Also by Nicholas Pileggi: