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8 The Irishman Inside Jokes and Callbacks, From David Ferrie to Don Rickles

8 The Irishman Inside Jokes and Callbacks, From David Ferrie to Don Rickles

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Lewisburg Federal Prison

The United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg is where Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) has a fight with Tony Provanzano (Stephen Graham) that begins with an egregious attack on a hot-fudge sundae. It’s the same federal prison where Henry Hill serves not-very-hard time in Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Hoffa’s sentence was commuted in 1971, one year before Hill arrived (and started pitching in on some amazing dinners).

Whitey Bulger, the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s Frank Costello in Scorsese’s The Departed, did a stint in Lewisburg from 1963 to 1965. And Enoch L. Johnson, the inspiration for Enock “Nucky” Thompson in the Scorsese executive-produced Boardwalk Empire, served time in Lewisburg from 1941 to 1945.

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Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in Goodfellas

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