Danny Greene is an Irish union worker who stands up for the people around him. When one day he gets into a dispute with the local union boss, he manages to take over things with the help of a befriended mobster who he helps now and then with some small jobs.
He goes into business with a local loan shark and becomes a fierce enforcer. When he gets doublecrossed, he decides to move up the ladder and go into business for himself. As a result, several attempts on his life are made but they all fail, giving him the name of being bulletproof, while the streets of Cleveland run red of blood…
Sound and Vision:
Bulletproof Gangster’s visuals have a distinct 70s feel that nicely fit the atmosphere of the movie but unfortunately doesn’t make use of the Blu-ray potential, instead making it look a bit cheap.
The audio doesn’t impress either but does the job. Overall, the technicalities of this Blu-ray are fine if you look at it from a 70s perspective movie, but underhwelm if you’re expecting a modern release.
– Behind the Scenes
– Deletes Scenes
Inspired by the true story of Danny Greene, Bulletproof Gangster (aka Kill the Irishman) is filled with just about every cliche in movie history regarding the maffia except that we don’t see a godfather making a deal the other man can’t refuse. Irish versus Italian, spaghetti, lots of gunfights and explosions, … it’s all there.
The movie has a pretty decent cast who do a good job, but some of the digital enhancements in for instance faces distract a bit and the overall look and feel of the film don’t do it justice.
All in all, Bulletproof Gangster is worth checking out if you like the genre, but it unfortunately will never become a classic. For that to happen, there too little depth and originality.