Famed Producer Irwin Winkler -- I Got Screwed Out of My 'Goodfellas' Money
Famed Producer Irwin WinklerI Got Screwed Out of My 'Goodfellas' Money
9/22/2015 2:48 PM PT
Irwin Winkler -- who produced a slew of huge hits including "Rocky," "Raging Bull" and "The Right Stuff," is suing Warner Bros., claiming the movie company hid millions of "Goodfellas" dollars from him.
Winkler, who produced "Goodfellas" in 1990 for $30 mil, says in his lawsuit Warner Bros. has repeatedly told him there were no net profits from the flick, and it actually lost money ... despite the fact it grossed $275 million.
Winkler says the movie company concealed "a vast amount of the film's actual receipts."
The core of the dispute seems to deal with home video sales, which Winkler says totaled more than $140 million.
A Warner Bros. spokesperson tells us, "The allegations are baseless and we will vigorously defend."