“The Irishman” to screen this fall

“The Irishman” – a movie about Teamster corruption and the murder of Jimmy Hoffa – will open this fall. It’s bound to be noticed, because it stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, and is directed by Martin Scorsese.

irishman_thumb.jpgIt is based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, The Teamsters, and the Final Ride of Jimmy Hoffa.” Here is a summary and review of the book.

"I heard you paint houses." Those are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank Sheeran, who would become a top Teamster official in the 1960s and '70s as well as a hired killer for Hoffa and the mob. The words refer to the splatter of blood when the deed is done.

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