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Kill the Irishman
Ray Stevenson and Val Kilmer




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Based on author Rick Porrello's book TO KILL THE IRISHMAN: THE WAR THAT CRIPPLED THE MAFIA, director Jonathan Hensleigh's richly detailed biopic details the rise and fall of notorious Cleveland union rep Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who earned notoriety in the mid-'70s for his bold willingness to defy the Italian mob. Raised on the mean streets of Cleveland, Greene's tough reputation eventually lands him a contact with the local mob. Before long, the scrappy local has become a mafia enforcer, but after forming an alliance with notorious gangster John Nardi (Vincent D'Onofrio) and burning feared loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken), Greene starts to discover that he has the potential to become as powerful as any of his adversaries. Later, Greene develops a reputation as untouchable after surviving numerous assassination attempts, and dealing a devastating blow to organized-crime syndicates across the U.S.

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Overview

Based on author Rick Porrello's book TO KILL THE IRISHMAN: THE WAR THAT CRIPPLED THE MAFIA, director Jonathan Hensleigh's richly detailed biopic details the rise and fall of notorious Cleveland union rep Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who earned notoriety in the mid-'70s for his bold willingness to defy the Italian mob. Raised on the mean streets of Cleveland, Greene's tough reputation eventually lands him a contact with the local mob. Before long, the scrappy local has become a mafia enforcer, but after forming an alliance with notorious gangster John Nardi (Vincent D'Onofrio) and burning feared loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken), Greene starts to discover that he has the potential to become as powerful as any of his adversaries. Later, Greene develops a reputation as untouchable after surviving numerous assassination attempts, and dealing a devastating blow to organized-crime syndicates across the U.S.

Main Cast & Crew

Jonathan Hensleigh - Director
Val Kilmer
Christopher Walken
Linda Cardellini
Ray Stevenson
Vinnie Jones
Vincent D'Onofrio
Laura Ramsey
Robert Davi
Paul Sorvino
Mike Starr

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 106
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 013132219790
  • Genre: Crime
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity)
  • Release Date: June 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Organized Crime
Period Piece
Crime
Mafia
Gangsters
Biographical

 

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Reviews:
"[T]he cast is tasty, including Vincent D'Onofrio as a friendly Mob guy...[and] Christopher Walken as an underworld power broker..." -- Grade: B - 03/18/2011 Entertainment Weekly

 

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