A Quiz You Can't Refuse: The Mafia
by Staff
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.

The movie "Goodfellas" was based on the novel "Wise Guys" by what author?

  • Mario Puzo
  • Henry Hill
  • Nicholas Pileggi

Which supporting actor from the movie "Bugsy" actually played gangster Bugsy Seigel in an earlier TV movie?

  • Elliot Gould
  • Joe Mantegna
  • Harvey Keitel

True or False: "The Godfather" was nominated for more than 10 Academy Awards.

  • TRUE

In the movie "The Untouchables," actor Sean Connery, as Jim Malone, tells Kevin Costner's Eliot Ness that if Al Capone "sends one of yours to the hospital, send one of his to" what place?

  • "the cemetery"
  • "the morgue"
  • "the afterlife"

The movie "Donnie Brasco" was based on the life of what undercover FBI agent?

  • Joe Pistone
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Henry Hill

Which legendary film producer famously butted heads with director Francis Ford Coppola during the making of "The Cotton Club."

  • Saul Zaentz
  • Agostino 'Dino' De Laurentis
  • Robert Evans

True or False: Mob movie "Once Upon a Time in America" was directed by a man most well-known for his Westerns.

  • TRUE

What mafia movie is noted for using the "F" word more than 420 times?

  • "Donnie Brasco"
  • "Casino"
  • "Goodfellas"

In 1946, mobster Bugsy Seigel opened what famous casino, helping to kick start the now famous Las Vegas strip?

  • Flamingo Hilton
  • The Sahara
  • The Last Frontier

In "The Godfather" movie, the fictional character Jack Woltz awakes to find what gruesome item in his bed?

  • A horse's head
  • A severed hand
  • The five fingers of his brother

During prep for "Once Upon a Time in America," actor Robert De Niro requested a meeting with what real-life gangster?

  • Lucky Luciano
  • Bugsy Siegel
  • Meyer Lanksy

What is the highest grossing mafia movie of all time?

  • "Goodfellas"
  • "The Godfather"
  • "The Godfather Part II"

What gangster was the underboss to Lucky Luciano in the 1997 mobster movie "Hoodlum"?

  • Meyer Lansky
  • Dutch Schultz
  • Monk Eastman

Director Martin Scorsese was known for his take on Italian mobsters until he broke the mold with his depiction of tough guys of what heritage in "The Departed"?

  • Greek
  • American
  • Irish

The famous diner scene at the end of "Goodfellas" features a meeting between Jimmy Conway and Henry Hill. What noted camera trick does director Martin Scorsese employ in this scene?

  • The "dutch angle"
  • The "swing and tilt"
  • The "vertigo shot"

In "Goodfellas," gangster Henry Hill eventually winds up ...

  • Buried in a shallow grave in the desert
  • In the witness relocation program
  • Working as an undercover police officer

As diction practice, Bugsy Seigel repeats what tongue twister throughout the movie "Bugsy"?

  • Twenty dwarves took turns doing handstands on the carpet
  • Rubber baby buggy bumpers
  • Beckoned Becky, boasted Bobby, believed babbling Brooke

In "Goodfellas," what slight variation of the name "Henry" does Tommy DeVito use for his best friend Henry Hill?

  • Henrietta
  • Hendry
  • Henny Youngman

Which two actors played the same role over the course of the first two "Godfather" movies?

  • Al Pacino and Robert De Niro
  • Marlon Brando and Al Pacino
  • Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando

True or False: Joe Pesci's character Tommy callously shoots a bartender named Spider in the arm for no good reason in the movie "Goodfellas."

  • TRUE

How does Brando's Vito Corleone finally die in "The Godfather"?

  • Of a heart attack while playing with his grandson
  • In a hail of gunfire in a drive-by shooting
  • Quietly in bed, surrounded by his underbosses

The David Cronenberg movie "Eastern Promises" featured the Russian mafia and a famous fight scene that takes place where?

  • Backstage of a Yakov Smirnoff show
  • Red Square
  • Russian bath house

What fictional casino is the setting for Martin Scorsese's movie "Casino"?

  • The Tangiers
  • The Vegas Star
  • The Oasis

What award winning E.L. Doctrow novel about a young man who becomes a surrogate son to gangster Dutch Schultz was made into a movie in 1991?

  • "Mobsters"
  • "Ragtime"
  • "Billy Bathgate"

Actress Winona Ryder was set to play Michael Corleone's daughter in "The Godfather Part III" before she dropped out for what other movie?

  • "Edward Scissorhands"
  • "Mermaids"
  • "Heathers"

What African-American actor has appeared in two noteworthy mobster movies?

  • Gregory Hines
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Novella Nelson

How did the following famous line from "The Godfather" finish? "I'm going to make him an offer..."

  • "... he won't dare say no to."
  • "... he'll refuse to agree to."
  • "... he can't refuse."

Who plays the role of Tommy's mother in "Goodfellas"?

  • Joe Pesci's mother
  • Martin Scorsese's mother
  • Robert De Niro's aunt

Many famous actors failed to get the part of Eliot Ness in "The Untouchables," but only one was offered the part and refused. Who was he?

  • Don Johnson
  • Michael Douglas
  • Harrison Ford

The famous mouthpiece made by a Los Angeles dentist was used by Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" so his character would appear what?

  • as if he were a bulldog
  • that speaking caused physical discomfort
  • that he was tired and overworked