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Everything You Need To Know About The True Story That Inspired 'The Irishman'

Updated 21 Jul 2020 63.8k views12 items

What happened to Jimmy Hoffa? How did he simply vanish one day, never to be heard from again? Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, set for limited theatrical release November 1, 2019, may provide answers to those questions.

The Irishman tells the story of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, as well as the role Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran may have played. The prolific nature of the mafia today continues to fascinate the general public, not to mention movie audiences - something to which Scorsese is no stranger. The Irishman purports to offer insights into the fate of one of the most noteworthy organized crime figures in American history while giving viewers glimpses into the underworld itself.

To fully grasp The Irishman's true story, you need to be familiar with some of the major players, significant events, and gritty details related to the real American mafia and life in the world of organized crime. 

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