Writer and Director Johnathan Hensleigh turns back the clock to 1976 for the true story of Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and his band of misfits. That summer a fierce turf battle erupted with a vengeance as the Irish mob fought the Ohio mafia for control (some accounts say the gang war resulted in 36 explosions in Cleveland during a three-month period).
Don't let the red hair and rugged good looks fool you. These Irish Goodfellas are just as vicious as their Italian counterparts. The only thing that separates them is a rich brogue and a taste for haggis (the Italian description of the dish is one of the funniest scenes in the movie). Bobby's grab for power is tolerated at first, as he rises from dock worker, to enforcer for loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken, creepy as ever).
The tables turn when Danny - ever the Irish opportunist - turns his back on the mafia to pursue his own dream of domination. He enlists the help of fellow gangster and former foe, John Nardi (Vincent D'Onofrio) and soon finds himself in the crosshairs of a Cleveland detective (Val Kilmer) and New York crime boss "Fat Tony" Salerno (Paul Sorvino).
Before you can say "they'll put a contract on you" they DO. Danny learns that 25 large is all that stands between him and the Pearly Gates. It seems that every guy with a gun and a stick of dynamite is after him, but the luck of the Irish keeps this Irishman alive. It's a thrill ride of a movie with a fast-paced plot and scene-stealing performances by Linda Cardellini (ER) and Steven Schirripa (Sopranos) added in for extra spice.
Kill the Irishman explodes on the screen with charm, wit and edge-of-your-seat action. It's so much fun it should be against the law to keep it off your playlist.