Kill the Irishman 2011

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An orphan from the tough streets of Cleveland, Irish Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) rises from working longshoreman to union leader and mob ally. Forced out of the union by the feds, Danny starts anew as an enforcer for loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken), while still maintaining influence with mafia boss John Nardi (Vincent D'Onofrio).With Detective Joe Manditski (Val Kilme...

Starring:
Val Kilmer,Ray Stevenson
Runtime:
1 hour, 46 minutes

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Kill the Irishman

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Crime
Director Jonathan Hensleigh
Starring Val Kilmer, Ray Stevenson
Supporting actors Linda Cardellini, Christopher Walken, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Laura Ramsey
Studio Starz Digital Media
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Pj Williams VINE VOICE on 12 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
just finished this straight to video movie that I thought was going to suck until I read the reviews ( proves sometimes they are worth while). its an absolute gem, think goodfellas meets riverdance ( not really). one irishman and his friends take on the mob ( trust em to use explosives). its revenge movie, meets mob movie, a little humour and some great acting by all, kilmer looks more ice box than ice man but does his job well along with ray stevenson,walken, d`nofrio, sorvino, amongst others. this is the type of film you sit down expecting not much but come out with a great experience and its one you know you will watch again.
awesome film. great pace, lots of things going bang but the violence is realistic and not cartooned, a great story where you actually care about the people involved.

5 stars all the way, one of the best low budgets I have seen since boondock saints, one of the better films I have seen this year.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 May 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Kill the Irishman (KTI) is based on the book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello which is based on the true events of Irish mobster Danny Greene (played by Ray Stevenson).

The story starts in Cleveland Ohio in the 1960's. Orphaned as a child, Danny has known nothing but hard-knocks and working his fingers to the bone for cents. When he ousts the corrupt Union Leader for his union, the men elect him as their working-class champion - unfortunately enough for Danny who has dubious morals himself, the position involves negotiating with the Cleveland Mafia. When Danny is investigated for extortion and handling stolen property he is removed from his Union office and has no choice but to work with the Mafioso loan-shark Alex "Shondor" Birns (Christopher Walken) to make ends meet and support his wife (Linda Cardellini). But when the Mob bosses see just how influential the rising star Danny is (uniting the garbage disposal firms under one union where they had previously failed to do so) a contract is put on his head, Danny turns out to be one tough nut to crack, surviving multiple attempts on his life, but when will his luck run out?

Ray Stevenson plays a fantastic Danny Greene - despite having the physique of a filing-cabinet - an Irishman with an indefatigable spirit. The locals adore him as he is seen as a working-class hero and a modern-day Robin Hood; extorting the Mafia then using the proceeds to make sure everyone in his neighbourhood has a turkey for Christmas for example.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD
This is a very good film that could easily get overlooked. Val Kilmer is back on form here even though his role isn't a major one and everyone else does a great job too. The cast of this film is excellent, everybody looks the part and there's no pandering to the glamour crowd at all. Comparing this to movies like the 'French Connection' and the 'Dirty Harry' series that were actually made in the seventies this film appears to have captured the look and feel of the era perfectly. Not just the clothes, the music and the cars but the settings look authentic too. Some of the story has been 'softened' I'm sure to make Danny Green look better; eg his wife leaving him when in the extras his real wife said it was the other way round, but whatever the facts the story portrays a little slice of mob history that you probably don't know about and its well worth the watching. On my blu ray I only had the true story of Danny Green as an extra but that is 64 minutes long in itself. Picture quality was spot on, the colours had that authentic slightly washed out look and the DTS-HD master soundtrack was crisp and dynamic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Nov. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Based on a true story and the book of the same name, KIll The Irishman, tells the lifestory of Danny Greene - an Irish-American gangster who came from nothing and rose to power with his own way of doing things and took on the might of the Italian Mafia.

Feared, respected and loved, Danny was more than just a common hood, and was dubbed the Robin Hood of Collingwood ( the area in which he lived). He had many friends, and of course enemies, and his Irish charm meant that he even became good friends with his nemesis of sorts: the policeman tasked with catching him.

The film itself is pretty good and there's an all star cast including Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken. Vinnie Jones has a starring role in it too (with a less than convincing irish accent) but that doesn't spoil proceedings. With a great Celtic sountrack and interspersed with original news footage of the events that took place, I enjoyed watching the tale of this Irish thorn in the mafias side. Ultimately, a thorn that would lead to the collapse of the cosa nostra right across America.

The Blu Ray is good quality and there's an excellent documentary in the extras section. But along with the trailer that's all you'll find there. However, it's more than enough, with interviews with friends, family, police, lawyers, real life hit men, and mafia gangsters. It was a great watch in its own right and an excellent extra to compliment an a lady enjoyable film.

Danny Greene was the living example of the phrase Fighting Irish. A hard man, who lived a hard life, and did things the hard way. He had a fascination with his Celtic roots and modelled himself on the Celtic warriors of old. I don't think the Italians new what hit them. If you like gangster flicks and mafia film, Kill The Irishman is a refreshingly different take on the genre and will make for a good watch.
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