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The Irishman (2019)

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A mob hitman recalls his friend Jimmy Hoffa.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Charles Brandt (book)
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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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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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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:

$961,224
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert De Niro said that the film represents "unfinished business" between Martin Scorsese and him. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when Frank is being checked by the nurse, her stethoscope changes from being in place in her ears, to being around her neck, as the camera angle changes. 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: Eddie Murphy/Lizzo (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Melancholy Serenade (Jackie Gleason Theme)
Written and performed by Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
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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