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Ex-Punisher Ray Stevenson is resilient in gangster movie Kill the Irishman

12.09.2010

PUNISHER WAR ZONE didn't exactly make Ray Stevenson a household name (hell, I got a kick out of the flick), but he's getting another crack at a meaty leading role with KILL THE IRISHMAN.

The movie comes from writer-director Jonathan Hensleigh... who, ironically, made the Thomas Jane version of THE PUNISHER. At least he's got experience with a gritty crime tale, let's hope this time he ditches the hydrant ruse.

The movie also features Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Vinnie Jones, Paul Sorvino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Linda Cardellini, and a lot of character actors and bad hair.

The synopsis: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, KILL THE IRISHMAN chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) and allying himself with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power. Surviving countless assassination attempts from the mob and killing off anyone who went after him in retaliation, Danny Greene’s infamous invincibility and notorious fearlessness eventually led to the collapse of mafia syndicates across the U.S. and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn’t kill.

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Yahoo.

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Extra Tidbit: Tara Reid was an executive producer on this movie. Wait, that should end with this punctuation: ?!?
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12:23AM on 12/13/2010

Dolph

FTW!!
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12:13AM on 12/13/2010

Looks good

This looks interesting...
This looks interesting...
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7:17AM on 12/12/2010
Sure it's not Goodfellas but I'll be fucked if that doesn't look like it's gonna be a good ol' time at the cinema.
Sure it's not Goodfellas but I'll be fucked if that doesn't look like it's gonna be a good ol' time at the cinema.
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8:59AM on 12/11/2010
Wait, Val Kilmer is getting slimmer now? The movie looks interesting though.
Wait, Val Kilmer is getting slimmer now? The movie looks interesting though.
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5:40PM on 12/10/2010
Looks damn good to me, when is it released?
Looks damn good to me, when is it released?
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4:59PM on 12/10/2010
Weird. Directed by the guy who did the SECOND Punisher film starring the guy who played Punisher in the THIRD.

Movie does look good though. Seems interesting.
Weird. Directed by the guy who did the SECOND Punisher film starring the guy who played Punisher in the THIRD.

Movie does look good though. Seems interesting.
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12:15AM on 12/13/2010
Maybe Dolph Lundgren will have a small role in this movie too....
Maybe Dolph Lundgren will have a small role in this movie too....
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12:32PM on 12/10/2010
The only reason I'd see this flick is because of Christopher Walken as an Italian gangster. Stevenson has been trying plenty of different roles (ie. The Vampire's Assistant), but he's never struck me as leading man material.
The only reason I'd see this flick is because of Christopher Walken as an Italian gangster. Stevenson has been trying plenty of different roles (ie. The Vampire's Assistant), but he's never struck me as leading man material.
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12:28AM on 12/13/2010
Walken's playing a Jewish gangster.
Walken's playing a Jewish gangster.
10:18AM on 12/10/2010
Looks decent enough, but that poster...yikes.
Looks decent enough, but that poster...yikes.
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4:51AM on 12/10/2010

Ray Stevenson

was a true Punisher! Tom Jane was great in "give em Hell Malone" but i didn't like him as the Punisher.
was a true Punisher! Tom Jane was great in "give em Hell Malone" but i didn't like him as the Punisher.
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3:47AM on 12/10/2010
Punisher War Zone is so bad that it is good. It will have a special place in my heart because of its awfulness. This movie looks interesting it just feels like this movie was filmed ages ago.
Punisher War Zone is so bad that it is good. It will have a special place in my heart because of its awfulness. This movie looks interesting it just feels like this movie was filmed ages ago.
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1:04AM on 12/10/2010
Movie sounds good and the cast is really an odd mix. I'm just happy for Kilmer that this isn't a straight to dvd film for him.
Movie sounds good and the cast is really an odd mix. I'm just happy for Kilmer that this isn't a straight to dvd film for him.
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11:33PM on 12/09/2010

Sounds great

Ray Stevenson is on his way to being a really strong actor. WHY NOT GIVE HIM ANOTHER SHOT AT THE PUNISHER? Hell with a better director and a great fucking script he could really deliver (See HBO's Rome and tell me if I am wrong). Warzone could have been so much more better.

This movies looks really good
Ray Stevenson is on his way to being a really strong actor. WHY NOT GIVE HIM ANOTHER SHOT AT THE PUNISHER? Hell with a better director and a great fucking script he could really deliver (See HBO's Rome and tell me if I am wrong). Warzone could have been so much more better.

This movies looks really good
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1:02AM on 12/10/2010
"Punisher: War Zone", was a piece of shit film and he was an average Frank Castle/Punisher. I still got a kick out of the movie because it was awfully good. Jane's Punisher was alot better.
"Punisher: War Zone", was a piece of shit film and he was an average Frank Castle/Punisher. I still got a kick out of the movie because it was awfully good. Jane's Punisher was alot better.
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