Kill the Irishman

January 3rd, 2011

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Kill the Irishman

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

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.1/10 (16,482 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of longshoreman's local 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 figure and a man with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Jeremy Walters

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

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


Official Website: Anchor Bay Films [United States] |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Opening Weekend: $145,430 (USA) (13 March 2011) (5 Screens)

Gross: $1,187,711 (USA) (26 June 2011)

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Did You Know?

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

Factual errors: In the movie, Danny Greene is killed in his Cadillac, but in reality he was killed in his Lincoln Continental.

Danny Greene: What makes me so special?
Joan Madigan: 'Cause you're different from all those idiots.

User Review

Very underrated.

Rating: 9/10

I'm not often writing critics on IMDb, but when i checked the page of this movie I was really surprised that there were so few reviews.

I must confess that I haven't heard anything about this movie before I read that there will be free theater screenings of "Kill the Irishman" in my hometown. As far as i know, the film also had a very limited theater release in the USA, which is a sad thing because this movie was surprisingly good and well-crafted and was one of the best films I've seen in the last months.

The film tells the true story of Danny Greene, a tough irish gangster - and let me tell you, it is definitely a story worth telling.

I guess many of you are informed about the story of Danny Greene, so i won't go further into the story.

The movie features an impressive cast including Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken and many other familiar faces known from other mob movies. Ray Stevenson gives an incredibly good performance as Danny Greene and manages to keep his character really violent, but also likable. This movie could give him a career boost for bigger roles.

The direction and the cinematography are very nice and i'm hoping this movie will enable Jonathan Hensleigh more work soon, because he's definitely a talented craftsman.

In some reviews i read that other people complained that this movie is just a ripoff of Goodfellas. That isn't true. The movie stands well on his own, despite featuring some actors known from Goodfellas, and wasn't that also the case in Shows like The Sopranos? Why complain about that? And last but not least, it IS a true story and who grows sick of seeing good mobster movies? Definitely not me.

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