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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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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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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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$145,430 (USA) (11 March 2011)

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$1,187,711 (USA) (24 June 2011)
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The plot to kill the Irishman (Danny Greene) involved an unprecedented breach of FBI security when a clerk was bribed by the mob and actually stole a list of confidential informants from a top secret room. Cleveland agents acted quickly, plugging the leak and arresting their clerk. See more »

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One of the first bar scenes has 2 men sitting at the bar with Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles. Both bottles have UPC bar codes on the labels. UPC labeling wasn't used until the 1980s and later. See more »

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Danny Greene: Don't rock the boat, Joe. You got a nice car, a nice home. When it comes to pushing, I'm the wrong guy you want pushing back.
Joe Manditski: Are you threatening me? 'Cause if there's a hint of that, badge or no badge, I will cut your heart out with a rusty butter knife and eat it while it's still beating.
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Featured in Youngstown: Still Standing (2010) See more »

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THIS IS IT
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap and Scott Nickoley
Performed by Lewis Lamedica
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Master Source
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Kill an Irishman- Based on a true story but even that is a half-truth
9 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The author of the book in which the movie is based has a unique insight, he's a cop, his family was part of the old "mustache pete" mafia. the book and the movie, demonstrate in realistic detail just how far the Mafia has declined in the post golden era of the 50s and 60's. One Irishman, with the help of an old Mafia associate, showed the world just how incompetent the mob had become in Cleveland and elsewhere. The movie deftly shows that level of incompetence.

Ray Stevenson does a credible job as Irish Danny Green and Vincent D'Onforio is even better as the conflicted John Nardi. Christopher Walken is barely visible as Shonder Burns. Tony Lo Bianco does a great job of a weak, indecisive mob boss who just can't get it right.

The movie is burdened with low production value, but the story is true. And the life they highlight deserves low production value. Anyone who compares this to Goodfellows or the Soprano's is out of touch.


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