Kill the Irishman (2010) – By Brian Morton

Mafia movies are cool, but if they’re not based in reality, then they tend to fall flat. Well, Anchor Bay just released a movie about a segment of the mafia that I’d never heard of…and it’s a story that’s well worth telling! It’s called Kill the Irishman, and it’s the story of the mafia in Cleveland, Ohio in the 70s. And, while that might make you think twice, trust me, this is a story that you’re going to love!

Danny Greene was a kid of Irish descent who grew up on the poor side of town. Danny spent many years educating himself and turned himself into a true working class hero. He became the head of the local Longshoremen Union and that’s when things began turning for Danny. The power corrupted him…not that he was afraid of a bit of law-breaking before, but becoming a union leader takes Danny to a whole new level. Eventually, Danny is caught up in a corruption sweep of the city and turns himself from Union boss to FBI informant…except, Danny is playing the fed for fools! You see, Danny is released to become the FBI’s man on the inside, but Danny soon becomes a big man within the mob. And, as he gets more and more power, Danny wants more and more, until eventually he’s instigated a full fledged mob war in Cleveland!

Kill the Irishman is an amazing true story that I, for one, never heard of before and it’s one that really needed to be told! Starring Ray Stevenson as Danny, and an amazing supporting cast that includes Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken and Vincent D’Onofrio, Kill the Irishman is a great mob movie that really deserves a wide audience! I’m giving Kill the Irishman 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s a true tale that sucks you right in and has you on the edge of your seat until the very end! Join the mob too, by heading over to http://www.anchorbayent.com.