The 30’s style film insert casually titled “Angels with Filthy Souls” is a play on the famous gangster picture Angels with Dirty Faces. The footage was created specially for this film and was shown three separate times through the film.
Keeping to the theme, Joe Pesci was cast as Harry, fresh off the set off Goodfellas and onto the foremost family movie of all time. For what it’s worth, they had to cut out all the f-bombs he dropped during shooting.
The director had a bit of fun with this shoot. Rumour has it that he got Pesci to reenact his “funny how” scene from Goodfellas. However this scene was deleted.