Who doesn’t love a true-story mob drama? You’ve got crime, whackings, and secret lives. And did I mention whackings? There’s a lot of that in Ariel Vromen’s “The Iceman”, which is based on a true story about a guy who kills people for the mob. Curiously, killing people for the mob doesn’t actually make Michael Shannon’s character a bad guy. Well, he sorta is, but you know, for the sake of this movie, he’s a swell fella when he’s not putting a gun to your temple.
Check out two clips from “The Iceman”, one of which features Ray Liotta playing Ray Liotta, which is a crazy bastard with a gun. That’s never a good combination.
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.
“The Iceman” also stars James Franco, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer, Stephen Dorff, Erin Cummings, Garrett Kruithof, Robert Davi, and Christa Campbell.
Setting its sights in theaters this May 3, 2013.
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