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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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Art Sneperger
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Keith Ritson
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Ellie O'Hara
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Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Bulletproof Gangster  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$145,430, 13 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,478,156, 31 August 2015
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Trivia

Due to budget limits and to add to the realism to the movie, the director and producers chose to use real news clips from the Cleveland area from the actual events that took place in the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tony Salerno: You got a pair of balls, let me tell ya. Two million dollars? Two million dollars? You're not gonna pay back the 70 thousand you borrowed, why should I lend you two million dollars?
Danny Greene: To get rid of me.
Tony Salerno: To get rid of you? I'd get rid of you with one spic outside for a hundred dollars, what the fuck are you talking about?
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Connections

References Red River (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

BONNY PORTMORE
Traditional 16th Century Irish Air
[Arranged by Steven Randall Wothke, Nelson James Guy Stewart, Ebert Stanley Jones and Jeremy Freeman?]
Performed by The Rogues
Courtesy of The Rogues
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Kill an Irishman- Based on a true story but even that is a half-truth
9 May 2011 | by 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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