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Kill the Irishman (2011)

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The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

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Mikey Mendarolo
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Ray Ferritto
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Grace O'Keefe
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Jerry Merke
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Art Sneperger
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Keith Ritson
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Jack Licavoli
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Ellie O'Hara
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Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)
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The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Based on the true story of Danny Greene the man the mob couldn't kill

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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11 May 2012 (Mexico)  »

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Bulletproof Gangster  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$145,430 (USA) (13 March 2011)

Gross:

$1,187,711 (USA) (26 June 2011)
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Trivia

Val Kilmer joined the production after he declined the opportunity to run for Governor of his home state of New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

Many vintage cars are used in this film, most of them mint specimens that are clearly collectors items. But the makers ignored the fact that Cleveland winters usually took a costly toll on vehicles driven year-round. One scene in particular shows Danny's wife leaving him in what appears to be a 1955 Ford. A 20 year old car in Cleveland back in the seventies would have been rusted out dreadfully with holes in the fenders and rocker panels. This beauty looks like it left the showroom last week! Look closely at the cars in the film and you will see they are all in perfect condition even though they would have been 5 or 10 years old. See more »

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Shondor Birns: [Hands over an envelope of money] You give this to the man who kills the Irishman.
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References Red River (1948) See more »

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PADDY ON THE LANDFILL
Written by Rob Hayes
Arr. by The Irish Experience (Joe Bowbeer, Tom Hotchkin, Tom May)
Performed by The Irish Experience
Courtesy of Joe Bowbeer
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True story about the man the mob couldn't kill. Very entertaining and good mafia movie, great cast and acting. I say B
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"If any of these maggots from the so-called mafia want to come after me, I'm not a hard man to find." This is the true story of Danny Greene (Stevenson), the man the mob couldn't kill. After an encounter with loan shark Shondor Birns (Walken) ends badly, a $25,000 price is put on his head. The mafia tries everything they can think of, but Danny will not go down without a fight. Being a huge fan of mafia movies, I was really looking forward to this one. While the movie is very good and entertaining, I was a little disappointed. The movie seemed to never keep up a steady pace. Some parts moved very quick and were fun to watch, then the next scene slowed it way down and didn't seem to have any impact. The cast however, makes this movie. There are too many stars to list here but there are about ten known actors that really make this movie as good as it is. If the cast was not what it was this would have been a really bad B movie, but as it stands it is a very entertaining movie to watch. On a side note Val Kilmer is not embarrassing to watch in this (unlike is last 4 or 5 movies). Overall a very good movie, but a tad disappointing. I give it a B.

Would I watch again? - I think I would.


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