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Now Streaming: “The Irishman” on Netflix (11/27/2019)

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Back in September we shared the Official Trailer for the new Crime Drama by Martin Scorcese, “The Irishman”. As previously noted, this film was written by Steven Zaillian and is based on a 2004 non-fiction book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” which was written by Charles Brandt. The film had a limited theatrical run that began on 11/1 and now is available for streaming on Netflix. Below you can find the Official Poster, premise and the ensemble casting. Enjoy.

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The Premise: The Irishman is the story of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman and World War II vet who develops his skills during his service in Italy. Now an old man, he reflects on the events that defined his career as a hitman, particularly the role he played in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, his longtime friend, and his involvement with the Bufalino crime family.

The Cast:
Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran
Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa
Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino
Harvey Keitel as Angelo Bruno
Bobby Cannavale as Felix “Skinny Razor” DiTullio
Anna Paquin as Peggy Sheeran
Stephen Graham as Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano
Kathrine Narducci as Carrie Bufalino
Domenick Lombardozzi as Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno
Sebastian Maniscalco as Joe “Crazy Joe” Gallo
Ray Romano as Bill Bufalino
Jeremy Luke as Thomas Andretta
Stephanie Kurtzuba as Irene Sheeran
Aleksa Palladino as Mary Sheeran
India Ennenga as Dolores Sheeran
J. C. MacKenzie as Jimmy Neal
Gary Basaraba as Frank Fitzsimmons
Jesse Plemons as Chuckie O’Brien
Jim Norton as Don Rickles
Larry Romano as Phil Testa
Jake Hoffman as Allen Dorfman
Patrick Gallo as Anthony Giacalone
Barry Primus as Ewing King

Piercing Ken Thoughts: As I enjoyed the trailers for the film, it’s on my watch list for sure but I didn’t manage to get around to it in the theaters during the brief run since it was going to be coming to Netflix anyway. This looks like it might be something worth watching, but I will not be planning on seeing it in the theater during its limited run. Make sure you are a subscriber to the service or good friends with someone who is so you can “borrow” their code for a little while. Maybe even suggest a watch party and make a night of it with a bunch of good friends. Whatever you do in order to see it, this should be a proper film for all fans of True Crime drama. As I close up I wonder how interested you all are about it or aren’t if you fall to that side of the fence. Feel free to chime in down below with your thoughts. See you soon.

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