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What's Martin Scorsese's Final Gangster Flick 'The Irishman' All About?


The last time Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese worked on a gangster flick together, the actor-director duo's bread and butter, it was for 1995's Casino. I personally have some fond memories of that film, my father thought it'd be a good idea to take a 9-year-old to watch it, and boy, was he right.

Some 24 years later and the two men are working together on a new gangster flick that seems to take a page out of Sergio Leone's filmmaking handbook with The Irishman

The Irishman is (kind of) based on a true story. So, what is it about? 

The movie follows three primary characters: Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), and Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). While De Niro has shared the screen with Pesci quite a few times before, and even Pacino, the fact that all three of these very specific actors who are crushing it in a genre that they pretty much owned and popularized in the late '80s and '90s, are all in the same movie, has film buffs very, very excited. 

Especially since Pesci has been out of the game for a while.