Kill the Irishman

Synopsis: The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts.
Director(s): Jonathan Hensleigh
Production: Anchor Bay
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
50
Rotten Tomatoes:
61%
R
Year:
2011
106 min
$1,187,711
Website
656 Views


(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING ON CAR STEREO)

(HORN HONKING)

(MUSIC BREAKING)

(COUGHING)

That all you got?

It's gonna take more than

a few firecrackers to kill Danny Greene.

(PEOPLE CHATTERING)

The Cadillac, it was Danny Greene's.

Put a 24-hour tail on him.

JOE:
The Irish have this expression,

"He's a man you don't meet every day."

That was Danny, all right.

(ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC PLAYING)

We both grew up on the east side,

in Collinwood.

Danny was an orphan.

He was raised by his grandfather

in a dump on Waterloo Road.

He was a good athlete.

Made All-Metro in basketball and baseball.

School held no interest.

Danny was already marching

to a different tune.

Back then everything in Cleveland

was controlled by the Mafia,

which had been run since the '40s

by one man. John Scalish.

Every day after school, it was Danny

and his friend Billy McComber

against this one group of Sicilian kids.

(BOYS GRUNTING)

I don't know why they hated Danny so much.

You know what they say, "Kids will be kids."

As for me, I joined Cleveland P.D. At age 18.

After 12 years, I made detective,

investigating organised crime

on the Lake Erie shore.

MERKE:
All right, listen up, men.

Grainbarten.

GRAINBARTEN:
Here.

- Nungester, William.

- WILLIAM:
Here!

- Harlet, Roger.

- ROGER:
Here!

- Heuler, Leo.

- HEULER:
Here.

Walton, William. Greene, Daniel.

Sneperger, Arthur. Walter, George.

McComber, William.

(PEOPLE CHATTERING)

BILLY:
Oh, great. It's only 91.

Wait till noon.

(MACHINERY WHIRRING)

(FOGHORN BLOWING)

ART:
What is that?

It's one of those container ships

out of New Orleans.

They're gonna put us all out of business.

- And who told you that? Danny?

- Yeah.

Where's he learn that shit?

He reads.

ART:
I read.

Comics don't count, Art.

(ALARM BLARING)

DANNY:
You got him?

BILLY:
Yeah, ready?

(ALARM CONTINUES BLARING)

Turn that thing off!

What's this all about?

(PANTING) You know the rules.

Temperature hits 110, we're done.

I got a contract to unload these barges

by close of day, and I will fulfil that contract.

Someone's gonna die in there.

Who? Him?

Ah!

Looks fine to me. In the pink.

If you wanna continue working in this union,

quit your belly-achin'

and get back up there.

Come on, Danny.

Ice him down.

You know, Danny, we at the national chapter

don't support Brooke.

He doesn't care about the rank and file,

and that's a problem.

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

You ever think about running against him?

(SCOFFS) Union president?

I don't know, Mr Gilroy.

The guys look up to you. I've seen it.

I didn't even finish high school.

(LAUGHS) So what?

You read the entire Library of Congress.

Think about it.

Here you are, boys.

- I'm Art.

- I'm Billy.

Hi, Art. Hi, Billy.

Uh... Who's your friend?

No, no, don't bother. He doesn't like girls.

What you got there?

Oh.

A little light reading, huh?

Yeah.

- My family's from Kildare.

- Nice.

Mmm.

Your friends said that you don't like girls.

They're being ironic.

Gotcha.

You know where you say

the opposite for laughs?

Well, I think that you are

the ugliest man on Lake Erie

and I'd rather kiss Richard Nixon.

Got that?

Why don't you read that?

(SLOW MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHUCKLES)

I never do this. Really.

What makes me so special?

'Cause you're different than all those idiots.

Danny. I'm in trouble.

I'm in really big trouble.

Go.

ART:
It's in there.

Wait here.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO)

I'm a friend of Art Sneperger's.

Oh, yeah?

Well, Sneperger's got no friends here.

Come over here.

Well, it looks like your friend owes us

a lot of money.

He can't pay.

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Jonathan Hensleigh

Jonathan Blair Hensleigh (born February 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, working primarily in the action-adventure genre, best known for writing films such as Jumanji, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Armageddon, as well as making his own directorial debut with the 2004 comic book action film The Punisher. more…

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