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The Irishman (2019)

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A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Charles Brandt (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Frank Sheeran
Al Pacino ... Jimmy Hoffa
Joe Pesci ... Russell Bufalino
Harvey Keitel ... Angelo Bruno
Ray Romano ... Bill Bufalino
Bobby Cannavale ... Skinny Razor
Anna Paquin ... Older Peggy Sheeran
Stephen Graham ... Anthony 'Tony Pro' Provenzano
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Irene Sheeran
Jack Huston ... Robert Kennedy / RFK
Kathrine Narducci ... Carrie Bufalino
Jesse Plemons ... Chuckie O'Brien
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Fat Tony Salerno
Paul Herman ... Whispers DiTullio
Gary Basaraba ... Frank 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons
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Storyline

Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, maintaining connections with the Bufalino crime family. In particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 at the age of 62. Written by bcarruthers-76500

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Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and strong violence. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Latin | Spanish

Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Heard You Paint Houses See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$159,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$885,600
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The map used to describe the route taken by Russ and Frank from PA to Detroit shows I-275, which wasn't constructed until the late 70's, after Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance. See more »

Goofs

In all the scenes outside near the house where Jimmy Hoffa got murdered there are fiber network cables under the power day which didn't exist at that time. Also the slack carriers (visible in one scene filmed on the junction near the house with a view from above are actual models which hasn't existed back then. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Sheeran: [narrating] When I was young, I thought house painters painted houses. What did I know? I was a working guy. A business agent for Teamster Local 107 out of South Philly.
Frank Sheeran: One of a thousand working stiffs... until I wasn't no more. And then I started painting houses... myself.
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Crazy Credits

The movie's original title - I Hear You Paint Houses- is shown onscreen twice: once at the beginning of the film and once at the end after the title card for The Irishman is shown. See more »

Connections

References Le Deuxième Souffle (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Tuxedo Junction
Written by William Johnson, Erskine Hawkins, Julian Dash and Buddy Feyne
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Slow First Half, Masterful second half but overall should have been made 20 years ago
1 December 2019 | by TheShadowBehindYouSee all my reviews

The De-aging effect in the first half of the movie was very distracting and not really hiding well the old age of the main cast. Deniro, Pacino and Pesci all move and talk like old people...perhaps because they are old and some cgi can't fully hide that fact. The 2nd half of the movie on the other hand felt much more natural as the characters got older (no more distracting de-aging effect) and both the story and direction became A class. Scorsese did a great job creating tension and everyone else involved (actors, camera work etc.) gave their best. If only this movie was made 20 years ago I'm sure it would have become a classic masterpiece without this annoying de-aging effect. As it is, this is a flawed masterpiece at best.


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