The Irishman

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The Irishman
Directed byMartin Scorsese
Screenplay bySteven Zaillian
Based onI Heard You Paint Houses
by Charles Brandt
Produced by
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
Edited byThelma Schoonmaker
Music byRobbie Robertson
Distributed byNetflix
Release dates
  • September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27) (NYFF)
  • November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01) (United States)
Running time
209 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$159 million
Box office$4.8 million[1]

The Irishman (also titled onscreen as I Heard You Paint Houses) is a 2019 American epic crime movie directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.

Plot[change | change source]

The movie is about Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver who becomes a hitman and gets involved with mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).

Cast[change | change source]

It stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, with Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jesse Plemons, and Harvey Keitel in supporting roles.

Filming[change | change source]

Principal photography began in September 2017 in New York City and in the Mineola and Williston Park sections of Long Island, and ended in March 2018. With a production budget of $159 million and a runtime of 209 minutes, it is one of the longest and most expensive movies of Scorsese's career.

Release[change | change source]

The Irishman had its world premiere at the 57th New York Film Festival on September 27, 2019, and began a small time theater release on November 1, 2019. It was soon streamed on Netflix on November 27, 2019.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie holds an approval rating of 96%.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Irishman (2019)". The Numbers. Archived from the original on November 27, 2019. Retrieved November 25, 2019. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; November 25, 2019 suggested (help)
  2. "The Irishman (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Archived from the original on November 27, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.