“Kill the Irishman” is a 2011 American crime drama film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Christopher Walken. The film is based on the true story of Danny Greene, an Irish-American mobster who was active in Cleveland, Ohio during the 1970s.
The film follows Greene (Stevenson) as he rises to power in the Cleveland underworld, challenging the established Italian-American Mafia and becoming a major player in organized crime. Along the way, he makes enemies with powerful figures in both the Irish and Italian communities, leading to a series of violent conflicts that escalate into a full-blown gang war.
“Kill the Irishman” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its strong performances and compelling storyline, while others criticized its uneven pacing and lack of depth in character development. However, the film’s depiction of the brutal violence and intense rivalry between the Irish and Italian mobsters in Cleveland has been widely praised as a realistic and visceral portrayal of organized crime in the 1970s.
“Kill the Irishman” is a gritty and violent crime drama that offers a glimpse into the world of organized crime and the dangerous games played by those who seek power and control.
Duration: 106 min.