In 1976 Cleveland was rocked by thirty-six bombs explosions during a turf war between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian Mafia. Kill the Irishman tells the story of how Danny Greene thwarted orders from the mafia and rose from a tough neighbourhood to become a powerful enforcer in the local gang. Check-mating loan shark Shondor Birns, Green joined mobster John Nardi. The mob sent several men to kill him, but he survived every assassination attempt killing the marksmen instead. His bravado and invincibility were the cause for the eventual downfall of mafia syndicates across the U.S.
Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, the film is based on the true story by Rick Porello, Police Chief of suburban Cleveland. With Ray Stevenson (The Book of Eli) as Danny Greene, the film also features Christopher Walken (Biloxi Blues) as Shondor Birns, Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black, The Break up) as John Nardi and Val Kilmer (The Saint). Watch the man the mob couldn’t kill in cinemas this March.