goombah


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goombah

(ˈgumbɑ)
n. a buddy; a trusted friend. (Also a term of address. Ultimately from Italian.) He’s my goombah. I can trust him.
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But because her know-it-all surgeon had tossed her goombah into the formalin fixative, they would never know exactly what it had been.
Not even a routine beating can be dished out without copious amounts of planning, hedging, negotiating, arguing and cussing beforehand, the goombah equivalent of bureaucratic red tape.
First, the film's premise (not that you don't already know it in your bones): The Rock plays a bounty hunter who goes to the jungles of Brazil to find the snotty son (Scott) of some goombah to whom he owes money.
Pesci, who attempts a Southern accent for the first few scenes but quickly relapses into goombah mode, plays Charlie as a swaggering, no-class type who overcompensates for physical shortcomings by burning his cigars with $100 bills and collecting freebies from his hookers.
Man, can Monahan write dialogue, and not just goombah threats and vulgarities, although he's great with those.
A movie with its goombah credentials fully intact, "Artie Lange's Beer League" puts auds in the bleachers cheering for tubby New Jersey losers in an adult softball league where anything goes.
Alex Rocco Bella DiNorscio Annabella Sciorra Tony Compagna Raul Esparza </pre> <p>Sidney Lumet continues his remarkable six-decade run of New York-set dramas and Vin Diesel returns from the action-film gulag to give a shambling comic turn as the real-life mobster who hijacked a huge trial in the goombah comedy-drama "Find Me Guilty.
These are his fellow Americans Lana (Jennifer Mudge), a young woman more concerned about lunch than art, and Leo (Yul Vazquez), a goombah type who sneers at Hector's learned observations and is primarily interested in getting Lana into bed.
As for the supporting cast, Ana Ortiz (Kristin's sassy Latina friend with a heart of gold) and Larry Romano (Tommy's goombah right-hand man with a heart of gold) are caricatures without much to do.
Also arriving is goombah Joey Fingers, a mob functionary who puts up most of the multimillions needed and gets to like exercising creative control, much to the dismay of the producer, Steve Gallop.