The Irishman is a 2019 American epic crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Pavlovich and Gabriele Israilovici. The screenplay was written by Steven Zaillain and is based on “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt.
Rated: R (movie contains pervasive language and strong violence)
Run Time: 3h 29min
Release Date: November 27, 2019 (USA)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Budget: $159 Million
Box Office: $8 Million
The Irishman stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kathrine Narducci and Jack Huston.
The Irishman is a 1950’s story in the 1950’s about Frank ‘The Irishman‘ Sheeren (Robert De Niro), a truck driver who gets involved with Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and his Northeastern Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeren climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.
In a nursing home in his wheelchair, Frank Sheeren, an elderly World War II veteran, recalls his time as a hit man for a crime syndicate and the hits that defined his mob career. In particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 a the age of 62.
“Whenever anybody says they’re a little concerned, they’re very concerned.” – Frank Sheeren
“When I ask somebody to take care of something for me, I expect them to take care of it themselves. I don’t need two roads coming back to me.” – Russell Bufalino
“Three people can keep a secret only when two of them are dead.” – Frank Sheeren
“We’re going to war with these people. War! If I said it once, I said it a thousand times, I don’t care they’re Irish. I don’t care they’re Catholic. If there’s one person you can’t trust in this life, it’s millionaires kids.” – Jimmy Hoffa
Official Movie Trailer
Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeren
Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa
Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino
Harvey Keitel as Angelo Bruno
Ray Romano as Bill Bufalino
Bobby Cannavale as Skinny Razor
Anna Paquin as Older Peggy Sheeren
Stephen Graham as Anthony ‘Tony Pro’ Provenzano
Stephanie Kurtzuba as Irene Sheeren
Jack Huston as Robert F. Kennedy / RFK
Sebastian Maniscalco as Crazy Joe Gallo
Kathrine Narducci as Carrie Bufalino