The Iceman (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 50 mins

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Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) 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 had any clue about his real profession.(c) Millennium

Cast: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder

Crew: Ariel Vromen (Director), Bobby Bukowski (Director of Photography), Haim Mazar (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 05 Jul 2013 (India)

Tagline: Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer.

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Did you know? Even though Richard Kuklinski's character is called "Polack" throughout the film, his mother, Anna McNally, was the daughter of Irish immigrants from Dublin. Read More
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as Richard Kuklinski
as Deborah Pellicotti
as Park Little Girl
as Alex
as Club Maitre D
as Slick BMW Guy
as Mr. Freezy
as Adele
as Dino Lapron
as Josh Rosenthal
as Trial Judge
as Ellen
as Stanley Kuklinski
as Tender Bar Earl
as Marty Freeman
as Dominick Provenzano
as Homeless Man
as Uncle Bill
as Mickey Scicoli
as Mareilli
as Trial Judge
as Hospital Nurse
as Club USA Dance Partner
as Anabel
as Betsy
as Alvaro
as Dennis
as Roy Demeo
as Leonard Marks
as Terry Franzo
as Coffee Shop Waitress
as Joey Kuklinski
as Cop
as Documentary Interviewer
as Livi
as Jimmy




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Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer.
James Franco and Benicio Del Toro were originally cast in the lead roles. Franco was replaced by Chris Evans and Del Toro was replaced by Ray Liotta.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was cast as Deborah Kuklinski, but dropped out due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Winona Ryder.

Before production began, director Ariel Vromen shot a test scene with Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski and Michael Wincott as Robert Pronge. Shannon kept his role in the feature version, while Chris Evans was cast as Robert Pronge.

Even though Richard Kuklinski's character is called "Polack" throughout the film, his mother, Anna McNally, was the daughter of Irish immigrants from Dublin.

While in prison, Richard Kuklinski claimed to be responsible along with four other men for the kidnap and murder of former Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa on July 30 1975 in a restaurant parking lot in Detroit. The five-man team were allegedly given the contract on Hoffa by Tony Provenzano, a captain in the Genovese crime family. Kuklinski claimed to have been paid $40,000 for the hit. Kuklinski said that he knocked Hoffa unconscious with a blackjack and, while holding Hoffa's chin up, thrust a hunting knife into the back of his head. Hoffa's body was then allegedly placed in the trunk of a car that was then crushed and sold as scrap metal to Japanese car makers. The claims only surfaced after Kuklinski's death in March 2006 in a book by author Philip Carlo and will probably never be substantiated.

Body count: 15.