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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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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 production temporarily re-opened the retired Tiger Stadium known as Navin Field for approximately one week. The stadium originally opened in 1912 and closed 87 years later when the Detroit Tigers departed for their new facility. The stadium was then demolished after the production completed filming. See more »

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In a wide shot of the alley shown before Danny talks to the gamblers, a skyscraper with a brightly-lit DTE Energy sign at its pinnacle is visible in the background. DTE Energy didn't exist until 1995, 20 years or so after the scene takes place. See more »

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Danny Greene: Party's over. You got five minutes to clear out.
Biker Bill: Party ain't over. You show yourself here again, I'm coming over there. And I'm knocking all your teeth out. I'm fucking that hot little wife of yours, all night long, while you watch!
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Featured in Youngstown: Still Standing (2010) See more »

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BROADWAY SHING-A-LING
Written by Leonard Michael Lenaburg
Performed by Soul Blenders
Courtesy of John P. Dixon for Ramco Records and Fervor Records
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An exciting ride!!
8 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Review by Ruby: If you are reading this, you have probably read the background info about The Irishman Danny Greene and his Italian buddy John Nardi who worked and broke the law many times over in the streets of Cleveland throughout the 1970s. In addition to Greene and Nardi, many of the cast members were familiar "mob types," and testosterone was practically flying off the screen in the midst of bravado, fistfights, gunfire, and countless explosions. But there was an actual story to follow also, so it offered more substance than much of the drivel that manages to run in the theatres today.

Even though they were gangsters, Greene and Nardi were surprisingly likable characters—for killers, that is—mostly because of the charismatic acting of the two leads, Ray Stevenson and Vincent D'Onofrio. The supporting characters were interesting also, including the talents of Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Steve Schirripa, Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, and Mike Starr.

Interspersed with the actors' scenes were actual clips of film footage from local newscasts of the day, which added authenticity and a touchstone to the amazing story that unfolded in Cleveland some 30-40 years ago.

I highly recommend "Kill the Irishman" as an action-packed, escapist, period piece, featuring superior acting and excellent film editing. It was a thoroughly enjoyable 100+ minutes!


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