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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.

Director:

Jonathan Hensleigh

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,478,156, 31 August 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Three actors in the film, Christopher Walken, Robert Davi and Mike Starr all attended Hofstra University on Long Island, New York. See more »

Goofs

When Danny goes to talk to Mike about joining the union, there's a segment where Mike is talking about his kids. You see his son wearing Converse One Star basketball shoes. Converse One Stars weren't debuted until 1974. This scene takes place in 1971. See more »

Quotes

Joe Manditski: [Narrating] The Irish have this expression. He's a man you don't meet every day. That was Danny, alright.
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Connections

References Red River (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

YOU'RE A PRISONER
Written by David Hackney and Bobby Hackney (as Bobby Dean Hackney)
Performed by Death
Drag City Label
Courtesy of Bank Robber Music
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Excellent action packed mob movie
14 November 2012 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

Ray Stevenson really delivers a powerful performance as Irish mobster Danny Greene. Few actors can pull off dramatic stuff such as this while being so damn tough . Based on the life of real Irish crimelord Danny Greene this is very similar in style to Goodfellas and also shares some of the support cast of aforementioned mob classic . This also reminds me of the Sly Stallone crime classic FIST. Of which is a tough film in its own right , but also a well made , story, character driven drama like this film. Kill The Irishman has one of the best supporting casts around which includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Walken, Vinny Jones and Val Kilmer(plus half of the cast of Goodfellas ). Ray Stevenson holds his own among all of these great actors by playing Greene smart, tough , charismatic and ruthless . Dialogue is delivered just as well as brutal beatings.Danny Greene is truly a tragic figure and Kill The Irishman exhibits some humanity as well as making him sympathetic and likable . Excellent.


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