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

  (in credits order)

Ray Stevenson ... Danny Greene

Vincent D'Onofrio ... John Nardi

Val Kilmer ... Joe Manditski

Christopher Walken ... Shondor Birns

Linda Cardellini ... Joan Madigan

Tony Darrow ... Mikey Mendarolo

Robert Davi ... Ray Ferritto

Fionnula Flanagan ... Grace O'Keefe

Bob Gunton ... Jerry Merke

Jason Butler Harner ... Art Sneperger

Vinnie Jones ... Keith Ritson

Tony Lo Bianco ... Jack Licavoli

Laura Ramsey ... Ellie O'Hara

Steve Schirripa ... Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)

Paul Sorvino ... Tony Salerno

Mike Starr ... Leo 'Lips' Moceri

Marcus Thomas ... William 'Billy' McComber
Vinny Vella ... Frank Brancato (as Vinny Vella Sr.)

Brian Balzerini ... Valet

Cody Christian ... Young Danny Greene
Dante Wildern ... Young Billy McComber
Sean O'Reilly ... Tony Lupero
Vincent Angelini ... Vic Centauro (as Vincent Rogo Angelini)
Grant R. Krause ... Tommy Sinito (as Grant Krause)

Jeff Chase ... Joe Buka

Jim Porterfield ... Stan Gilroy
Nina Kircher ... Merke's Secretary
Loren Bass ... Macleish

Richard Jewell ... Agent Mike Malloy
John Seibert ... Steve Marshak
Greg Trzaskoma ... Theatrical Grille Bartender

John Hawkinson ... Detective Podorski

Jimmy Doom ... Biker Bill
Lise Lacasse ... Mrs. Shaughnessy
Arthur Cartwright ... Leg Breaker
Joey Albright ... Garbage Man
Walter Lindsey Jr. ... Furniture Mover (as Walter Lindsey)
Douglas Minckiewicz ... Kevin McKiernan
Robert Skrok ... Brendan Calhoun
Ruth Crawford ... Mrs. Birns
Steven Goldsmith ... Martin

Renell Michael White ... Billy Cox (as Renell White)

Jeff Wolfe ... Undercover Cop
John Duffey Leo ... Geoffrey Greene (as John Leo)

Al Corley ... TV Reporter
Michael Brian Ogden ... Julius
Trevor Callaghan ... Cleveland Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mike Ancrile ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Max Bassett ... Shamus / Irish Gang (uncredited)

David Brinkley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brandon Calhoon ... Lighthouse Shooter (uncredited)
John Dickerson ... Longshoreman / Bar Patron (uncredited)
David Galler ... Cop in Police Car (uncredited)
Nesti Gee ... TV Reporter (uncredited)

Amanda Lewan ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Jessica McLarty ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Ralph H. Meyer ... Driver (uncredited)
Jim Obara ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Dean A. Parker ... Mob Enforcer (uncredited)

Nancy Lynette Parker ... Family friend (uncredited)
Frankie Potochick ... Kaitlin (uncredited)

Patrick Potochick ... Gambler (uncredited)
Todd Rader ... Bar Patron / Dock Worker (uncredited)

Sean Rogers ... Young Longshoreman (uncredited)
Marq Speck ... Hitman (uncredited)

Luke Stanaway ... Man at Ball Park with Girlfriend (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ... Bar Patron / Driver (uncredited)

Liliana Tandon ... Extra (uncredited)

Banzai Vitale ... Deadbeat Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Hensleigh 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay) and
Jeremy Walters (screenplay)

Rick Porrello (book "To Kill the Irishman")

Produced by
Al Corley .... producer
Jonathan Dana .... executive producer
Karen Jo Irvin .... associate producer (as Karen Irvin)
John Leonetti .... co-producer
Peter Miller .... executive producer
Eugene Musso .... producer
Kim Olsen .... co-producer
George Perez .... co-producer
Rick Porrello .... executive producer
Tom Reid Jr. .... co-producer
Tara Reid .... executive producer
Tommy Reid .... producer
Bart Rosenblatt .... producer
Arthur M. Sarkissian .... executive producer (as Arthur Sarkissian)
Jeff Spilman .... co-producer (as Jeffrey D. Spillman)
Jeff Stern .... co-producer (as Jeffrey A. Stern)
Jeremy Walters .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Cassidy 
 
Cinematography by
Karl Walter Lindenlaub (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Crise 
 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
 
Art Direction by
Gary Baugh 
 
Set Decoration by
Joan MacFarlane 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Bruning 
 
Makeup Department
Emilie Cockels .... assistant hair stylist
Lauri Cuppetilli .... assistant makeup artist
Kevin J Edwards .... additional hair stylist (as Kevin Edwards)
Louise Holoday .... additional makeup artist
Kimberly Jones .... key makeup artist
Jeannette Moriarty .... additional hair stylist
John Tarro .... Hair department head
Alan Tuskes .... special makeup effects artist
Angela Valentine .... additional hair stylist
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker (uncredited)
Jon Lieckfelt .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael D. Jones .... production supervisor
Sherwood Jones .... post-production supervisor
Bart Rosenblatt .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Eric Chapman .... second second assistant director
John Glasser .... first assistant director (as John Richard Glasser)
Chris O'Hara .... second second assistant director
Phil Robinson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Arlo Benetti .... swing gang (as Arlo Benetti)
Sean Clouser .... construction coordinator
Paulette Georges .... art department coordinator (as Paulette 'Paulie' Georges)
Carla J. Huber .... painter (as Carla Huber)
Bruce Johnson .... lead painter (as Bruce L. Johnson)
John Kinsora .... propmaker
Shannon Kinsora .... swing gang
Greg Lester .... swing gang (as Greg K. Lester)
Ali Mukstar .... swing gang (as Muktsar Ali)
Matthew J. Norskog .... on-set dresser (as Matt J. Norskog)
Larry Paulus .... propmaker (as Lawrence M. Paulus)
Henry Ruiz .... carpenter (as Henry E. Ruiz)
Jerry Sanders .... swing gang
Elbert Slider .... foreman
Kim Thrasher .... assistant property master
Charles A. Wroblewski .... propmaker
Anthony Yarbrough .... leadman
Travis Zariwny .... property master (as Travis Nicholas Zaeiwny)
Kathy Fennessy .... set dresser (uncredited)
Aferdita Redmond .... painter (uncredited)
Melanie Rein .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Harpal Sodhi .... graphic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Ayers .... sound utility
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Gail Carroll-Coe .... boom operator
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor (as Melissa Corns)
John W. DeMonaco .... additional boom operator
Elizabeth Kenton .... dialogue editor
Tom Ozanich .... re-recording mixer
Bryan Pennington .... dolby sound consultant
Beau Williams .... production sound mixer
Bill Devine .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steven Iba .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist (uncredited)
Aynee Osborn .... sound editor (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Tyrrell .... special effects technician
Dean Tyrrell .... special effects technician
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects foreman (as Robert J. Tyrrell)
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects coordinator (as Russell William Tyrrell)
Scott Villar .... special effects technician (as Scott P. Villar)
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Blankenship .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Jeff Brue .... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post & New Hat
Carmen Del Toro .... pre-post data wrangler
Damian Drago .... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post & New Hat
Chris Ervin .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Chris Ervin .... visual effects supervisor
Tuan Ho .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Alexandra Krost .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Lucas Krost .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Jennifer Lohrberg .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Lanmana Parys .... visual effects coordinator: VelocityApe FX
Eric Pickett .... data capture utility
James Raitt .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Bob Shelley .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects artist: VelocityApe FX
Mark Watson .... data capture engineer
 
Stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Michael Duisenberg .... stunts
Deena Grassia .... stunts
Craig Gubert .... stunts
Steve Hart .... stunts
James Heisner .... stunts
Nick Hermz .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Dan Lemieux .... stunts
Cassandra McCormick .... stunts
Carl Anthony Nespoli .... stunts (as Carl A. Nespoli)
Frankie Potochick .... stunts
Patrick Potochick .... stunts
Banzai Vitale .... stunts
Jeff Wolfe .... stunt coordinator
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double: Laura Ramsey (uncredited)
Kid Richmond .... stunt safety (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... rigging gaffer
Brad Baker .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Benjamin Bazmore .... grip (as Benjamion Bazmore Jr.)
John Arlo Benetti .... additional grip (as John Benetti)
David Bensen .... additional grip
Carl Blair .... electrician
Kelly R. Borisy .... dolly grip (as Kelly Borisy)
Marvin J. Bowie .... electrician
Michael Brake .... additional grip
Will Brick .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
James Brown .... additional grip
Paul Budgen .... additional grip
Jesse Cecchini .... grip
Chul Hee Cho .... grip
Michael J. Conner .... electrician
Wallace Joseph Corbelli Jr. .... additional grip
Justin Cragin .... grip
Shawn Cragin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Dalton .... rigging best boy grip
Zachary Deater .... additional grip
Jeffrey Dougherty .... additional camera operator
Mike Dzialowski .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Michael Dzialowski)
Phaedra Eason .... grip
Geoff Ernst .... electrician (as Geoffrey Ernst)
Jack Fitzgerald .... dolly grip
Ian Henderson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Hoehn Jr. .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Andrew Hoehn)
Brad Irvin .... electrician
Mark Karavite .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Karavite .... steadicam operator
Brian Kelly .... additional grip
Sean T. Kelly .... key grip
Shannon Kinsora .... grip
Alex Klein .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brad Knopf .... best boy electric (as Bradley A. Knopf)
John Lawson .... electrician (as John H. Lawson)
Joe Layson .... electrician (as Joseph P. Layson)
Chris McLeod .... electrician
Cory O'Dea .... best boy grip
Patrick Pask .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Patrick J. Pask)
Jim Rogers .... rigging electrician
Dennis Rottell .... rigging key grip
Robert Rycroft .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
James Salyer .... rigging best boy grip
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... gaffer (as A. Spike Simms)
Kim C. Simms .... still photographer (as Kim Simms)
John Tracey .... grip
Paul Rud Will .... additional grip
Scott Zuckerberg .... dolly grip
Bryan Bieber .... first assistant camera: sfx unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Kathy Mooney .... casting: Detroit, Pound Mooney Casting
Janet Pound .... casting: Detroit, Pound Mooney Casting
Kathy Remski .... extras casting: Real Style
Rose Gilpin .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Abraham .... costumer (as Kate Bennett)
Melanie August .... costumer
Cynthia Bond .... seamstress
Laura Brinker .... seamstress
Suzanne Hanna .... costume supervisor (as Suzanne M. Hanna)
Kimberly Leitz .... key costumer (as Kimberly Leitz-McCauley)
Brittany Pask .... costumer
Johnna Thomas .... costume supervisor
Yuna S. Haney .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Gina Nalli .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... digital intermediate conformist
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate producer (as Kyle Jackson)
Michael Mintz .... colorist
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... assistant colorist
Keith H. Sauter .... assistant editor (as Keith Sauter)
Heather Toll .... digital intermediate project coordinator
Darby Walker .... digital intermediate producer
John Robert Mariani .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Pat Mathews .... senior film colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Eric Jackson .... assistant location manager (as Eric T. Jackson)
Dave Krieger .... location manager
Bridget Reddeman .... location assistant
 
Music Department
John Bissell .... music supervisor
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Frank Cassidy .... musician: guitar
Patrick Cassidy .... musician: harp
Michael Edwards .... composer: additional music
Michael Edwards .... musician: piano
Michael Eskin .... musician: tin whistle
Sarah Ferguson .... music coordinator
Soledad Luongo .... assistant to music supervisor
Jamey Scott .... music consultant
Athena Tergis .... musician: fiddle
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Berryman .... driver (as Dennis W. Berryman)
Andre Gene Bufalini .... driver
William C. Diamond .... driver
Darrell Foley .... driver
Robert Fruit .... driver
Richard Golenbiewski .... driver
Sue Grasso .... driver (as Suzanne Grasso)
John Greere .... driver (as John Greer)
William Hissong .... driver (as Bill Hissong)
Jonathon Isom .... driver (as John Isom)
John C. James .... driver
Robert Middendorff .... driver
Reno S. Mifsud .... driver
Dean Miller .... driver
Frank Morreale .... transportation captain
Bill Neckrock .... driver (as Bill 'Lucky' Neckrock)
Robert 'Bob' Rice Sr. .... driver (as Robert Rice Sr.)
David Schmidt .... driver
Ray Shuboy .... driver
Keith Taylor .... driver (as Leonard Keith Taylor)
Anthony Waldrop .... driver (as Anthony C. Waldrop)
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation coordinator (as John White Jr.)
 
Other crew
Naida Albright .... consultant: technology
Scott Aniol .... production assistant
Larry August .... epk services: S3 Productions
Michael J. Babcock .... intern
Robert A. Beckett .... production assistant
Eric Bergez .... consultant: technology
Davie Brown .... product placement
Felecia Hatcher Brown .... additional script supervisor
Eric Carlson .... caterer: Carlson Catering
Richard Ceglarek .... intern
Danielle Champe .... intern
Mary Chmelko-Jaffe .... intern: art department
Heathyr J. Clift .... production assistant
Chelsea Compton .... intern
David Cooper .... intern
Bob Corff .... voice coach: Mr. Stevenson
Jessica Cragin .... production assistant
Jamie Leigh Dake .... production coordinator
Carolyn Darby .... studio teacher
Yvette De Marco .... assistant: producers, Detroit
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant
C. Robert Dimitri .... assistant: producers
Joseph Dinda .... intern
Erick Donaldson .... production assistant
Minnie Duerr .... post-production accountant
Mark Halloran .... distribution counsel
Roshonda M. Hayes .... first assistant accountant (as Roshonda Hayes)
Tina Heaton .... unit publicist
Jody Huellmantel .... epk coordinator: S3 Productions
Mary T. Jenkins .... intern
Deborah Jurvis .... production assistant
Joe Landry .... key set production assistant
Todd Litke .... production assistant
Christopher Loveday .... key production assistant
Rich Luzenski .... intern
Bill Meese .... intern
John Oravec .... assistant: Tommy Reid
DeAnna Park .... production assistant
Claire Parkinson .... production assistant
E. Steven Polk Jr. .... production assistant
Patrick Potochick .... armorer
Robert Reimer .... studio teacher (as Robert W. Reimer)
Matthew Reiss .... intern
Dug Rotstein .... script supervisor
Maria Lucia Safi .... intern
Maryann Saleh .... production assistant
Steven Schlick .... intern
Laurie Slater .... intern
Martin Stano .... intern (as Marty Stano)
Jacob Stros .... production assistant
Peter Szijarto .... production assistant
Kelly Tessmer .... production assistant
Tina Tottis .... production assistant (as Tina Sanjian Tottis)
Mark Tyrrell .... production assistant
Lana Waddell .... set production assistant (as Svetlana Rivkina)
Michael A. Watt .... intern
Constance Pierce Winters .... set production assistant (as Constance Pierce-Winters)
James Wittenberg .... on-set medic (as James R. Whittenberg)
Michael P. Woodward .... medic: construction
Meera Yoshi .... production accountant
Jennifer K. Zapinski .... production assistant
Raffi Bogosian .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mary Dixon .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Makram Fehri .... epk assistant (uncredited)
Jake Head .... voice talent (uncredited)
Steven Kanter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim McClure .... production assistant (uncredited)
Timothy Llewellyn Moxey .... assistant: Tommy Reid (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dominic Powall .... special thanks
Dawn Reid .... special thanks (as Dawn Gillings)
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 19 minutes in there's a new digital burglar-alarm panel on the wall in the back. This was not produced and used before the mid-'90s.See more »
Quotes:
John Nardi:From now on, your enemies are my enemies.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Youngstown: Still Standing (2010)See more »
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24 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Failed Potential, 18 June 2011
Author: jamfitz001 from United States

It doesn't take much research into the real story of Danny Greene and the Cleveland mob war to recognize that there was potentially a great Mobster movie waiting to be made. This film misses the mark, which is sad, because the players were there to craft something special.

The downfall of this film is the script and the way it rushes through time and space without ever focusing enough on the characters and their relationship with each other (and in the case of Greene with society) to really get us connected into the world they inhabit. We see scene after scene that remind us gangster movie staples. Greene beaten by Italian kids as a boy, Greene standing up to the crooked Union leadership, Greene making deals with the mafia, Greene gets a girl and they wind up married, Greene beats up bikers, Greene gets a partner out of hot water and tells him never to gamble again...and duh..he gambles again. Unfortunately, we always stay on the surface of people's motivations as these scenes fly by, we never stop and get a sense of why with the characters. And we never connect with them.

The acting is fine, Ray Stevenson's Greene is tough and smart and world-worn, everyone else is fine but they just stay on the periphery and play stock characters who come and go for the most part.

If the script had made a choice to either be the story through the eyes of Val Kilmer's Cleveland police detective, or the story through the eyes of Irish Danny Greene, instead of just a linear montage of standard gangster film clichés, we all could have been treated to a top-notch tale.

The movie just proves you need a great script to make a great movie, and it didn't have one.

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