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The Irishman (2019)

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An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Charles Brandt (book)
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Nominated for 10 Oscars. Another 71 wins & 311 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Frank Sheeran measured in at 6'4", almost 6" taller than the man portraying him, Robert De Niro. Some techniques like "forced perspective" and shoe lifts helped maintain the illusion of Sheeran's hulking frame. Similar techniques were used in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), for the titular character also portrayed by Robert De Niro. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where crazy Joe gets shot in the restaurant, Frank is using 2 revolvers to kill him. The newscaster on the TV report said that Joey was shot 14 times. The 2 snub nose revolvers were more than likely 5 shot which between the 2 revolvers would have been 10 shots, even if they were 6 shot revolvers it would have been a maximum of 12 shots, 14 shots would not have been possible. 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

Other than the Netflix logo and the film's original title (I Heard You Paint Houses), there are no opening credits for this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver/Halsey (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretend You Don't See Her
Written by Steve Allen
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Gangster Avengers born for Netflix
29 September 2019 | by sn3zSee all my reviews

This film is super long. Too long to sit in the cinema for as fantastic as it looks. I ran out of snacks, I was so gripped I didn't go to the toilet which meant my bladder was bursting only adding to the tension.

This is pretty much the Avengers of the gangster movies where all of your favourite people are in one film written by the best writer and directed by the best director. Only Walken and Woods are missing.

Making de niro young kind of works and isn't as distracting as I thought and Pacino is fantastic. If you expect Pesci to be the nutjob he was in the other Scorsese movies then think again and this is no bad thing. Pesci is one of the best actors alive with a fantastic range and this movie proves it.

The Irishman is lovely to look at but for god sakes take a leak before you go or wait for its Netflix debut where you can watch it with whiskey and pause it for comfort breaks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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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:

$968,853
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Dolby Atmos

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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