The Real Goodfella is a 2006 British TV documentary about the life and crimes of New York mobster Henry Hill, as well as about the making of Goodfella’s, the film about his life. Hill was smuggled onto the set of the film in 1990 and would take regular calls from Robert De Niro asking for advice on playing his role in the film.
The film features interviews and contributions from Henry Hill himself as well as Martin Scorsese the director of the film Goodfellas, Nicholas Pileggi the author of the book Wiseguy about Henry Hill and his mob, an FBI agent and various other relevant people. Hill also talks of his struggle to adapt to life in the Midwest, 25 years after he turned FBI informant and had to flee New York for his own safety under witness protection.
Henry Hill wrote about his time in the mob, his struggles on the run and his life in witness protection in his 2007 autobiography Gangsters and Goodfellas: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run, available in paperback, hardback, and kindle editions.