Kill the Irishman

Kill the Irishman

DVD - 2011
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Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war rages between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. 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 and allying himself with gangster John Nardi, Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2011]
Branch Call Number: KIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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C20T11 Mar 17, 2016

Mexicanadass & Tj is a Fool Obviously Don't have a Clue.!

I grew up In Collinwood & seen Danny Green on a almost Daily Bases. One of His Best Friends Lived on My Street.
He was a Very Nice Person & did Good things for the Community, especially for the Old.
Regardless of how this Movie Portrays Him He was a Good Fella, He just didn't take anyone's SH#T.

LRS1969 Mar 10, 2016

Very good movie.

Unlike "Goodfellas".(whoever came up with that comparison), this is based - and relatively accurately - on a TRUE story.

For those of that era and the Cleveland area (and especially the Collinwood neighborhood) and especially for those who, to an extent knew Danny, this movie is even more enjoyable.

The movie was based, fairly decently, on the book "To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia" by Rick Porrello - who himself has a VERY interesting life story.

I rate the book, being a step closer to the sources, a bit higher.

Still all in all worth the watch!

P. S. As I recall, the big car preference of Danny was with green (Keltic Green) Lincolns and not Cadillacs.

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tgwilliams
Jan 13, 2015

I personally didn't think it was as good as "GoodFellas" but entertaining to watch nonetheless, based on true story.

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duracell
Mar 13, 2014

I'm no fan of mob movies, but this was a great film. No one was innocent here, but the acting and directing were wonderful!! I love a great sleeper film!!! 5-Star

unclevinnie Feb 24, 2014

DAFFY DANNY GREENE TEETH WAS THEE SECOND BIGGEST CROOK IN 1970S CLEVELAND OHIO BECAUSE HE DID PAID HIS BILLS. BIGGEST CROOK OF ALL TIME WAS SCHOOL BUS INCOME TAX INVENTOR GEORGE FORBES, CITY COUNCIL APPOINTED PRESIDENT. MINUTE MINIMAL MINIMUM WELFARE PART-TIME WORK WAS ANOTHER CLEVELAND BRIDE

bears1985 Jan 14, 2014

Awesome true crime story well done great acting

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

Exceptional job by Ray Stevenson as Danny Greene. Cool flick; even more interesting being that it's based on a true story. I especially enjoyed the old '70s land yachts, too (Caddys, Lincolns, etc.). I would've liked to have seen Christopher Walken's character expanded a bit; the man is legend. Too cool.

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ptaska
May 24, 2013

great movie!!!!!! Action, suspence very entertaining and great script!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

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neonkc
Apr 28, 2013

good

aaa5756 Apr 03, 2013

Sound and Very well done DVD movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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unclevinnie Feb 25, 2014

DAFFY DANNY GREEN TEETH GREENE DESERVED TO BE THROWN IN THEE WATER FRONT BECAUSED HE WAS BATH LESS AND CHEAP

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

Danny Greene: "Mr. Macleish; Danny Greene." Mr. Macleish: "I know who ya are. You're the tool who sent me this... Four thousand to unload each vessel? Are you outta your f*cking mind? The price is two thousand. We have a contract, and you're going to honor it, or I'm going to lock out your union. Is that clear, ya f*ckin' potato eater?" Danny Greene: "Potato eater? ...Seeing as how the potato was the only source of nutrition in Ireland for three hundred years, and half the population including my ancestors died in the great famine, I'd say that term is insensitive. Speaking of culinary tastes, Mr. Macleish, you're Scottish aren't you? ...Let's talk about haggis. Haggis is seasoned lard stuffed into a sheep's colon. So I may be a potato eater, Mr. Macleish, but I don't eat fat out of a sheep's *sshole..."

aaa5756 Apr 03, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

mrsgail5756 Apr 02, 2013

A town that cannot support a lawyer can always support two. -Lyndon Johnson

mrsgail5756 Apr 02, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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