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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 by), Charles Brandt (based upon the book by)
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Nominated for 10 Oscars. Another 74 wins & 329 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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His story changed history. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film was shot primarily on 35 mm film. See more »

Goofs

When Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) watches the news report on the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, he supports his head with his left hand and the elbow resting on the counter of the bar, when the camera is in front of him. When the camera angle changes so that the audience sees his back, his arm is resting on the counter, but his head is held up without resting on his hand. 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 This Is Us: So Long, Marianne (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Al Di La
From the film Rome Adventure (1962)
Music by Max Steiner with vocals by Emilio Pericoli
Courtesy of Warner Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Really really good
14 April 2020 | by the_rog_2000See all my reviews

Amazing acting, great story lines and some twists. Loved how the story was told through the eyes of De Niro's character as he was at the end of his life.

For anyone that likes gangster movies, it is worth a watch - high quality actors from across the great gangster films. The only negative is that it lasts 3.5 hours. This would put me off watching it again soon, but definitely worth seeing for the first time.

Kept me glued throughout - defo give it a watch. You won't be disappointed.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Latin | Spanish | German

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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