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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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... Danny Greene
... John Nardi
... Joe Manditski
... Shondor Birns
... Joan Madigan
... Mikey Mendarolo
... Ray Ferritto
... Grace O'Keefe
... Jerry Merke
... Art Sneperger
... Keith Ritson
... Jack Licavoli
... Ellie O'Hara
... Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)
... Tony Salerno
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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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11 May 2012 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Bulletproof Gangster  »

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$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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Danny Greene became such a folk hero in Cleveland that a young admirer penned a ballad in his honor. It reads in part, "...They shot him down and blew him up With most regular persistence. Through guile and luck and skill, Danny Greene is with us still. Some day he'll die, as all we must, Some will laugh but most will cry. His legend will live on for years, To bring his friends mixed pleasure, For he has done both bad and good, And lived his life full measure." See more »

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St. Malachi's Church in Cleveland is spelled with an 'i,' not a "Y" as shown in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Danny Greene: What makes me so special?
Joan Madigan: 'Cause you're different from all those idiots.
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References Red River (1948) See more »

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PADDY ON THE LANDFILL
Written by Rob Hayes
Arr. by The Irish Experience (Joe Bowbeer, Tom Hotchkin, Tom May)
Performed by The Irish Experience
Courtesy of Joe Bowbeer
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Kill an Irishman- Based on a true story but even that is a half-truth
9 May 2011 | by See 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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