6.9/10
60,931
149 user 220 critic

The Iceman (2012)

Trailer
2:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,501 ( 170)
2 wins. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Josh Rosenthal
Danny A. Abeckaser ...
Dino Lapron (as Danny Abeckaser)
...
Mickey Scicoli
...
...
Megan Sherrill ...
...
...
...
Tender Bar Earl (as Hector Hank)
...
Leonard Merks
...
Jimmy
Edit

Storyline

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 2013 (Lebanon)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de hielo  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,946, 5 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,939,441, 7 July 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Maggie Gyllenhaal was cast as Deborah Kuklinski, but dropped out due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Winona Ryder. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Kulkinski is sitting in the back seat of Leo's "new" Buick Electra 225, the headliner and C-pillar lining is loose, ill fitted and wrinkled. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Freezy: Mr. Kuklinski, do you have any regrets about the things you've done?
See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Christmas Time
Performed by Carl Coccomo
Written by Carl Coccomo
Courtesy of Fervor Records
Published by Arrangement with Muzik Headz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great movie and great acting
24 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Having read and seen the documentary about The Iceman I was a little scared that they would have gone all Hollywood on it but I was pleasantly surprised.

A few details of his life were not accurate, but the movie does not focus on that anyhow. What it did do, was to show the man as what I would have imagined him as. Anyone that has seen the movie I'd recommend that you google the documentary about him. In the final scene of the movie Michael Shannon manages to catch his persona insanely well. Almost gave me the chills how well he acted in the last scene, not to say the whole movie.

Hands down one of the best depicted movies on a real world person. And if you haven't seen the documentary watch it first, it won't spoil the movie but it will give you a reference point on the man.


15 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 149 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page