Kill the Irishman

Kill the Irishman alternatively known as Bulletproof Gangster is a 2011 American biographical crime film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, and starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent DOnofrio, Christopher Walken, and Val Kilmer. Written by Hensleigh along with Jeremy Walters, it is based on the life of IrishAmerican gangster Danny Greene, and was adapted from the book To Kill the Irishman The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello.

In 1960, Danny Greene and his friends Billy McComber and Art Sneperger are ILA union workers at the Cleveland docks. Despite union rules, the workers are exploited by their boss, Jerry Merke. Sneperger owes a gambling debt to local Mafioso John Nardi and cant pay, so Greene offers to supply Nardi with goods stolen from the docks, thus covering the debt and making profits for themselves. Merke finds out, threatens Greene, demands a cut of Greenes profits and then sends an enforcer to kill him. Greene survives, beats up both the enforcer and Merke, and is elected union president. He improves the working conditions at the docks while continuing his dealings with Nardi.Greenes corruption is eventually exposed by the Plain Dealer newspaper. Cleveland Police Detective Joe Manditski, who grew up with Greene in the tough Collinwood neighborhood, has him arrested. Bankrupt and facing prison, Greene plea bargains to lesser charges in return for becoming an informant and being banned from the union for life. He is released, but is now unemployed, and is forced to move his unhappy wife and family to a bad neighborhood. Nardi gets him work as an enforcer for wealthy restauranteur and loan shark Alex Shondor Birns, and later helps pitch a deal to highranking Mafioso Jack Licavoli whereby Greene will persuade the citys garbage haulers to join a Mafiacontrolled union. Greene and exboxer Keith Ritson intimidate many into joining, but Mike Frato refuses. Licavoli and Nardi pressure Greene to kill Frato, but Greene hesitates because Frato has ten children. ........

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