Kill the IrishmanDVD - 2011
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The Irish have this expression, "He's a man you don't meet every day." That was Danny, all right. … We both grew up on the east side, in Collinwood. Danny was an orphan. He was raised by his grandfather in a dump on Waterloo Road. He was a good athlete. Made All-Metro in basketball and baseball. School held no interest. Danny was already marching to a different tune. Back then everything in Cleveland was controlled by the Mafia, which had been run since the '40s by one man. John Scalish. Every day after school, it was Danny and his friend Billy McComber against this one group of Sicilian kids. I don't know why they hated Danny so much. You know what they say, "Kids will be kids."
Is this the Cuyahoga?
-No, it's the Liffey, in Dublin, you big galoot. You've never been there, have you? I can tell. Here, have a seat. You know, Celtic men were so committed to a fight to the death. But they'd always leave an heirloom as a legacy to protect the ones that they loved. This was my father's. Now, our forebears, our people, yours and mine, they weren't just fearless. They knew that there was something better than just being a big shot. Something that means having the grace of God on your shoulder to protect you, so you can protect those around you. You have the eyes of a warrior, it's true. But I see something else. I see goodness.
-There's no good in me.
Don't you ever say that. We're drunks. We're fighters. We're liars. There's a bit of good in every Irishman.
A gang of hairy, greasy wops who came into existence when a Greek fucked a goat want to extort hard-earned money from a band of noble Irish stock. How's that?
- You got a dirty mouth, young man.
You guys have bled me dry for too long. Irishman's in business for himself now. Oh, by the way, I know why you guys call each other Ronnie the Crab and Peanuts and Frankie B. It's 'cause you're too fxckin' stupid to remember each other's names. See you around, Lips.
It's a Claddagh ring. Women in Ireland have worn them for 300 years. The hands symbolise friendship. The heart, love. And the crown, loyalty. If you wear it with the heart facing out, it means you're free. If you wear it with the heart facing in, it means you're taken.
You know, someone once told me, "A businessman never invests his own money."
We have a contract and you're going to honor it or I'm going to lock out your union. Is that clear ya fuckin' potato eater?
Why stick our nose in Vietnam? The English have been doing that to the Irish for the last 2000 years. And by the way, how are we gonna pay for it, huh? Deficit spending, my ass! Next thing you know, we'll be going off the gold standard, this country's going to hell.
There is some kind of gang war in Cleveland. The figures over recent months show that for those involved, life expectancy is very short and getting shorter. … That summer in 1976, 36 bombs exploded in Cleveland. The Danny Greene War became the subject of national attention. … Federal authorities expect more murders, as the hierarchy of organised crime in Cleveland continues to violently realign.
The guy upstairs pulls the strings, you're gone. There's no other way.
Ray Ferritto, the hit man who killed Danny Greene, got too big for his britches. So the Cleveland Mafia took a contract out on him. What did Ray Ferritto do? Went to the feds and cut a deal. The resulting trial led to the indictments of Jack Licavoli and L.A. gangster Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno, who testified against Mafia associates across the nation. It would all lead to the famous Commission trial, which convicted bosses in each of New York's five families. Danny Greene's murder directly led to the indictment of 27 Mafia associates, and the collapse of organized crime in Cleveland. The Cleveland Mafia has never recovered.
DAFFY DANNY GREEN TEETH GREENE DESERVED TO BE THROWN IN THEE WATER FRONT BECAUSED HE WAS BATH LESS AND CHEAP
Danny Greene: "Mr. Macleish; Danny Greene." Mr. Macleish: "I know who ya are. You're the tool who sent me this... Four thousand to unload each vessel? Are you outta your f*cking mind? The price is two thousand. We have a contract, and you're going to honor it, or I'm going to lock out your union. Is that clear, ya f*ckin' potato eater?" Danny Greene: "Potato eater? ...Seeing as how the potato was the only source of nutrition in Ireland for three hundred years, and half the population including my ancestors died in the great famine, I'd say that term is insensitive. Speaking of culinary tastes, Mr. Macleish, you're Scottish aren't you? ...Let's talk about haggis. Haggis is seasoned lard stuffed into a sheep's colon. So I may be a potato eater, Mr. Macleish, but I don't eat fat out of a sheep's *sshole..."
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