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I haven't seen it yet, but I went ahead and watched a few Youtubes about it. They weren't really spoilers and all the videos praised the film highly, but the expert consensus is...it's not the true story. The guy- Frank Sheeran- was a bit of a storyteller. He was certainly around and close to Hoffa, but not the killer he claimed to be. And according to cops and the noted ex-gangster, Michael Franzese, not Hoffa's killer.

But, I'll still watch because, I don't expect movies to get everything right and ALL have freakin' raved about the performances.
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I mean, the acting was good of course, but if you want to keep the unsullied experience of having viewed Good Fellas, Casino, and almost all of Pachino's movies, don't bother. There are better documentaries covering this sort of thing.

Now, if you like Scorcese and Dinero (which I just now realized means money in Spanish) check out Mean Streets. A classic!
 

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Kill the Irishman , about Danny Green and the mafia collapse in 1970's Cleveland is a pretty good movie. Not going to win any Oscars, but entertaining if you enjoy mob stories.

Russell Bufalino lived about 60 miles from my home. I haven't seen the movie yet, but have read "I Heard You Paint Houses", and have gone to an appearance of the books author, Charles Brandt... very entertaining guy.
 

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I mean, the acting was good of course, but if you want to keep the unsullied experience of having viewed Good Fellas, Casino, and almost all of Pachino's movies, don't bother. There are better documentaries covering this sort of thing.

Now, if you like Scorcese and Dinero (which I just now realized means money in Spanish) check out Mean Streets. A classic!
Mean Streets was probably the most honest portrayal of street-level gangsters of any mob movie. It sure wasn't glamorized!

But documentaries on the subject were what I was talking about. The info is out there. Casino was quite factual actually, They just added- and omitted- stuff to tell a story. Nothing wrong with that. Artistic license. For some reason, the Chicago Outfit was never mentioned in Casino and, of course, names were changed, but most of the stuff in the movie was about Chicago gangsters in Vegas. Goodfellas too was pretty honest from what I can tell. Well, except the real life Joe Pesci character was a whole foot taller than real life Joe Pesci! You have to accept that, in Goodfellas, you're getting Henry Hill's version of events, sanitized through a book and then Scorcese's filter.

So, bottom line: enjoy the show! Fact check later.
 

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"Outa order, outa order??? I'd show ya' outa order....

"There is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit"

That whole speech scene has to rate in the top three scenes ever put to celluloid!!!
 

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I watched The Irishman today and thought it was real good. I liked the hand and facial gestures of De Niro. In spanish dinero is money but spelled and pronounced differently.
 

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We had a guy whose name was John but he was better known to everyone as the Space Cadet. He would tell anybody who would listen that he wanted to be the first painter on the Moon! He wasn't that good of a painter so we told him to learn how to paint on Earth before heading off into space. First thing in the morning, he would totally mask off his work boots with tape. One day on his lunch break he went to a hobby store and came back with a model of SkyLab.
 

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We had a guy whose name was John but he was better known to everyone as the Space Cadet. He would tell anybody who would listen that he wanted to be the first painter on the Moon! He wasn't that good of a painter so we told him to learn how to paint on Earth before heading off into space. First thing in the morning, he would totally mask off his work boots with tape. One day on his lunch break he went to a hobby store and came back with a model of SkyLab.
When I was a kid, I dreamed of opening a restaurant on the moon! Well, until I realized it was destined to fail because there was no atmosphere.
 

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And I thought Mrs. Maisel was funny! Too bad I'm not at one of those dingy Christmas decorated bars, working on my third Vodka Collins
 

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The type with the sunken circular bar?

I'll be the one drinking Harvey Wallbagers.

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I kind of picture a real narrow bar at a strip mall right between the Fed EX store and the toe nail salon. The early afternoon streets are wet and the sky is gray in anticipation for more rain. No work today folks!


The windows are blacked out with the exception of a flickering red neon Tecate sign glowing just inside the glass and a Lotto advertisement suction cupped to the entry door. Inside to the left, I can barely see the bartender under a carelessly installed length of Christmas lights circa 1994...
 
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