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KILL THE IRISHMAN
USA: Anchor Bay Films
Cast: Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Linda Cardellini, Robert Davi, Vinnie Jones, Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, Steven R Schirripa, Mike Starr
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
USA: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
USA Release Date: 11 March 2011 (Limited Release)
"The man the mob couldn't kill."
During the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs are set off in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, KILL THE IRISHMAN chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.
Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) and collaborating instead with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power.
Targeted by the mob, he is subjected to numerous assassination attempts, but he survives and hunts down and kills anyone who went after him in retaliation. Danny Greene’s infamous invincibility and notorious fearlessness eventually led to the collapse of mafia syndicates across the US and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn’t kill.
Written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and also starring Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino and Linda Cardellini, KILL THE IRISHMAN is inspired by Rick Porello’s true crime account "To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia."