The Irishman (Netflix)

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In theatres:
  • November 8, 2019 - Toronto
  • November 15, 2019 - Montréal
  • November 15, 2019 - Ottawa
  • November 15, 2019 - Vancouver
  • November 22, 2019 - Calgary
  • November 22, 2019 - Edmonton
DVD/Blu-ray: November 24, 2020
Netflix: November 27, 2019
Running time: 3h 29m
Genre: Drama

In 1950, truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) meets Philadelphia mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci), who takes him under his wing. A veteran of World War II, Frank is unable to separate his combat experience from civilian life, so when he's hired to do strong-arm jobs he has no problem with the violence involved. He's soon promoted to hit-man, or in mafia slang, "house painter," due to the blood spatter left behind when someone is shot.

After Frank has worked for Russ for several years, Detroit-based union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) hires him to be his bodyguard and right-hand man, at Russ's recommendation. The president of the Teamsters union, Hoffa faces threats from other gangsters, as well as politicians, including the Kennedy brothers. While working for Hoffa, Frank continues to work for Russ's mob, which leads to Frank's loyalties and principles eventually being put to the test.

Based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 non-fiction book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Gastón Pavlovich, Gerald Chamales, Irwin Winkler, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Randall Emmett, Robert De Niro, Troy Allen
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy Luke, Larry Romano
Writer(s): Steven Zaillian
Inspiration: Frank Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa
Official Site: netflix.com/theirishman
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