Friday, December 10, 2010

Poster for 'Kill the Irishman'

'Kill the Irishman' with Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Paul Sorvino. Bad title, nice cast.

Based on the life of Danny Greene who, according to Wikipedia:

In his adulthood, Daniel stood at 5'10" with curly blond hair and handsome looks, although he was extremely self conscious about his personal appearance. He was heavily involved in personal physical fitness lifting weights and jogging, and as he grew older he quit smoking and drinking, underwent hair prosthesis, and disciplined himself further by going on a rigid diet of fish, vegetables and vitamin supplements. Often when at a restaurant, he would only order a hot cup of water, supplying his own tea bag. In spite of this, he would often leave a generous tip. Greene was a devoted animal lover and owned two pet cats. He had a habit of putting out food for the birds and squirrels.


When a rowdy group of Hells Angels moved into Collinwood, Greene visited their headquarters with a stick of dynamite. He threatened to light it and throw it into their club house until they came out to receive a warning to keep things quiet when in Collinwood.


According to the book To Kill The Irishman by Rick Porrello, Greene personally assassinated at least eight of the Mafia hit men sent to kill him. Most of these killings were either through the use of bombs or bullets.

As the poster tag says: The man the mob couldn't kill. You got to admire a man of conviction. Nice subject. Hope the movie is good.

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