Kill the Irishman Based On The True Story Of Danny Greene The Man The Mob Couldn't Kill

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2011 | R | Action Crime

Kill the Irishman chronicles the rise and fall of infamous Cleveland gangster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who engaged in a power struggle with the Italian mob. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, March 11, 2011 in 5 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Cast more cast

Val Kilmer
Joe Manditski
Linda Cardellini
Joan Madigan
Christopher Walken
Shondor Birns
Ray Stevenson
Danny Greene
Vincent D'Onofrio
John Nardi
Vinnie Jones
Keith Ritson
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Jonathan Hensleigh
Jeremy Walters


Rating MPAA

R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity

Storylines 2 more

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate 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 allying himself with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power. Surviving countless assassination attempts from the mob and killing off 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 U.S. and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn’t kill.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Inspired by Rick Porello's true crime account "To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia."
Also Known As
  • The Irishman

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