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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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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

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$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

St. Malachi's Church in Cleveland is spelled with an 'i,' not a "Y" as shown in the movie. 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

Featured in Youngstown: Still Standing (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

MEET ME FOR A MARTINI
Written by Daniel May and Marc Ferrari
Performed by Daniel May
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari /Master Source
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An exciting ride!!
8 May 2011 | by 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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