Springtime’s coming, and it’s already time for another Irish mob movie with Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken and more for ‘Kill the Irishman‘ a true story coming in March 2011 for St. Patrick’s Day.
Anchor Bay is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish mob movie ‘Kill the Irishman’ March 11, 2011. Here’s what it’s all about. Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. 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. 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.
It’s a pretty cool cast too including: Val Kilmer, Ray Stevenson, Linda Cardellini, Christopher Walken, Vinnie Jones, Keith Ritson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Laura Ramsey, Paul Sorvino, Robert Davi, Ray Ferrito with Jonathan Hensleigh directing. The lastest poster is below.
The movie is based on a book, by Rick Porello, by the same name. It tells the story of Greene (Ray Stevenson) who has established himself as a gallant rogue with the American media as he takes on the Cleveland mafia. In Porello’s book he reported that Greene managed to avoid eight assassination attempts, sent by mafia boss James Licalvoli.
Greene was famously fixated on the color green. Apparently he had a green car, a green office and handed out green pens. In fact he called himself the Celtic warrior and gave himself the codename “Mr Patrick”. So there’s a little learnin’ for you all.
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