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Kill the Irishman (2011)

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The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

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Jonathan Hensleigh

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Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Jeremy Walters (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Stevenson ... Danny Greene
Vincent D'Onofrio ... John Nardi
Val Kilmer ... Joe Manditski
Christopher Walken ... Shondor Birns
Linda Cardellini ... Joan Madigan
Tony Darrow ... Mikey Mendarolo
Robert Davi ... Ray Ferritto
Fionnula Flanagan ... Grace O'Keefe
Bob Gunton ... Jerry Merke
Jason Butler Harner ... Art Sneperger
Vinnie Jones ... Keith Ritson
Tony Lo Bianco ... Jack Licavoli
Laura Ramsey ... Ellie O'Hara
Steve Schirripa ... Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Paul Sorvino ... Tony Salerno
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Storyline

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Based on the true story of Danny Greene the man the mob couldn't kill

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulletproof Gangster See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$145,430, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$2,478,156
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The entire movie was filmed in Detroit, Michigan although the story took place in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

After getting out of jail Danny makes a call from a wooden phone booth standing out on a corner. Phone booths of this type were only used indoors. Outside phone booths were aluminum. See more »

Quotes

Tony Salerno: You got a pair of balls, let me tell ya. Two million dollars? Two million dollars? You're not gonna pay back the 70 thousand you borrowed, why should I lend you two million dollars?
Danny Greene: To get rid of me.
Tony Salerno: To get rid of you? I'd get rid of you with one spic outside for a hundred dollars, what the fuck are you talking about?
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References Red River (1948) See more »

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Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap and Scott Nickoley
Performed by Lewis Lamedica
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Kill an Irishman- Based on a true story but even that is a half-truth
9 May 2011 | by tdz-30-144082See all my reviews

The author of the book in which the movie is based has a unique insight, he's a cop, his family was part of the old "mustache pete" mafia. the book and the movie, demonstrate in realistic detail just how far the Mafia has declined in the post golden era of the 50s and 60's. One Irishman, with the help of an old Mafia associate, showed the world just how incompetent the mob had become in Cleveland and elsewhere. The movie deftly shows that level of incompetence.

Ray Stevenson does a credible job as Irish Danny Green and Vincent D'Onforio is even better as the conflicted John Nardi. Christopher Walken is barely visible as Shonder Burns. Tony Lo Bianco does a great job of a weak, indecisive mob boss who just can't get it right.

The movie is burdened with low production value, but the story is true. And the life they highlight deserves low production value. Anyone who compares this to Goodfellows or the Soprano's is out of touch.


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