A new Mafia film is released on Netflix today. The film is called «The Irishman» which is based on the 2004 book «I heard you paint houses» by Charles Brandt. It stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino to name a few.
The American epic crime film is directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian. The film follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver who becomes a hitman and gets involved with mobster Russel Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
Those who are interested in JFK need to watch this film. After the 1960 election of John F Kennedy, Russel is thrilled while Hoffa is livid. Kennedy`s brother Robert Kennedy, who was named Attorney General, forms a «Get Hoffa» squad in an effort to bring down Hoffa, who is eventually arrested in 1964 for jury tampering.
Hoffa is eventually released via a Presidential pardon from Richard Nixon in 1971, although he is forbidden from taking part in any Teamsters activities until 1980. Hoffa discloses to Sheeran that he «knows things» that Bufalino and the other dons don`t knows, and further claims that he is untouchable because if anything ever happened to him, they would all end up in prison.
Hoffa who had scheduled a meeting at a local diner with Provenzano and Anthony Giacalone, is surprised to see Sheeran arriving in a car with Hoffa`s foster son Chuckie O`Brian and Sal Briguglio, who is another gangster.
They advise Hoffa that the meeting was moved to a house where Provenzano and Bufalino are waiting for them. Sheeran assures Hoffa that everything is fine and joins them in the car. Upon entering the house, Hoffa is surprised to realize that no one else is there and that he is being set up.
Hoffa turns to caution Sheeran, who then shoots him twice at point-blank range before leaving the gun and the body at the entrance. After Sheeran leaves, two younger gangsters arrive to take Hoffa`s body to a crematorium to eliminate all traces of him.
Sheeran, Russell, Provenzano and others are eventually convicted on various charges unrelated to Hoffa`s murder as promised by Hoffa, and one by one they begin to die in prison. Sheeran is eventually released and placed in a retirement home.
He tries to make peace with his alienated daughters, but Peggy never forgives him for Hoffa`s disappearance. Sheeran prepares for his eventual death as a lonely man.
This is one of Martin Scorsese`s best films ever.