apparently, this line has been re-used more than i was aware. F.Y.I., the canoli part was improvised. here's a list of references made to it (look under 'in popular culture) http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Cannoli
Henry Hill is a former American mobster. A Lucchese crime family associate, Hill became an FBI informant whose life story was documented in the book Wiseguy. The 1990 Martin Scorsese film, Goodfellas, was based on the book, with Hill played by Ray Liotta.
James Burke (born James Conway), also known as Jimmy the Gent, and The Irishman (July 5, 1931 – April 13, 1996), was an American gangster and Lucchese crime family associate who is believed to have organized the 1978 Lufthansa heist, then the most lucrative cash theft in American history, and also believed to have either committed or orchestrated the murders of many of those involved in the months following.