Top 17 The Irishman Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Irishman facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Irishman film message.

Frank (DeNiro) isn't telling his story to anyone. It is one continuous shot and the reflection in his glasses does not change. I take this as his confession to God rather than a person.
Frank (DeNiro) isn't telling his story to anyone. It is one continuous shot and the reflection in his glasses does not change. I take this as his confession to God rather than a person.

CGI de-aging of Robert De Niro is clearly visible between two shots.

The Irishman Trivia

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  1. The 'Philly' diner where Frank is offered a job is the same one where Jimmy Conway and Henry Hill wait for news of Tommy in GoodFellas. It was the Goodfellas Diner, Maspeth, Queens, but was sadly damaged by fire in 2018 (about two days before I took this photo).

  2. The opening shot shows a Virgin Mary statue and a visiting priest talking to elderly patients, pointing to the ideas weighing on Frank's mind: mortality and absolution.

The Irishman Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Frank tells the pastor to leave the door open a bit, because he likes it that way. Earlier in the film, we see him noticing that Jimmy leaves a gap in the door when he goes to bed, so Frank probably copied that from him.
    Frank tells the pastor to leave the door open a bit, because he likes it that way. Earlier in the film, we see him noticing that Jimmy leaves a gap in the door when he goes to bed, so Frank probably copied that from him.

The Irishman Hidden Details

- The original shot was made with Robert moving his mouth since the beginning of the speech. They probably disliked something and changed it in post production with clippings and loops. (There are dozens of details besides the above, a nice work Netflix)

1 - Jimmy Hoffa wears casual clothes to a meeting. Despite showing earlier in the movie that he hates doing this he still goes thought it because of his friendship with Frank.
Jimmy Hoffa wears casual clothes to a meeting. Despite showing earlier in the movie that he hates doing this he still goes thought it because of his friendship with Frank.
1 - Russell Buffalino Played by Joe Pesci Sends Frank Sheeran Played by Robert De Niro to Meet a "Fairy Named Ferrie". Buffalino is Referring to David Ferrie, Who Was Played By Joe Pesci in JFK (1991)
Russell Buffalino Played by Joe Pesci Sends Frank Sheeran Played by Robert De Niro to Meet a "Fairy Named Ferrie". Buffalino is Referring to David Ferrie, Who Was Played By Joe Pesci in JFK (1991)
1 - The scale model for Jimmy Hoffa's Vegas plans is clearly 3D printed, a process not present during the '50's-'60's timeframe of the film.
The scale model for Jimmy Hoffa's Vegas plans is clearly 3D printed, a process not present during the '50's-'60's timeframe of the film.
1 - There is a picture in Frank Sheeran 's (Robert DeNiro) office showing him with a kangaroo. This is a nod to the book the film is based on where he tells a story about fighting a kangaroo for beer money at a carnival in his youth after returning from WWII
There is a picture in Frank Sheeran 's (Robert DeNiro) office showing him with a kangaroo. This is a nod to the book the film is based on where he tells a story about fighting a kangaroo for beer money at a carnival in his youth after returning from WWII

: Not exactly sure if this falls under the "accuracy" but when Frank throws the store owner out and proceeds to "beat him up" its pretty evident that that he's barely grazing him and looks like he's faking it but the sound effects would make you think he's getting his ass kicked.

A caption says Allen Dorfman was killed in 1979. This is incorrect: he was killed in 1983.

1 - Jimmy Hoffa's murder flashes on screen in the first two minutes of The Irishman (2:08)
Jimmy Hoffa's murder flashes on screen in the first two minutes of The Irishman (2:08)
1 - When Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) says that after a while he started painting houses himself, we see the assassination of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) for a brief second.
When Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) says that after a while he started painting houses himself, we see the assassination of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) for a brief second.

When Peggy silently confronts Frank about killing Joe Gallo, and Frank just goes back to eating his cereal the same way he forced Peggy to when she was a little girl.

1 - When pronouncing "Sicily", Frank pronounces it the old-school (correct) Italian way, *Sicilia*, instead of the westernized version most use today.
When pronouncing "Sicily", Frank pronounces it the old-school (correct) Italian way, *Sicilia*, instead of the westernized version most use today.
The Irishman poster
The Irishman poster

The Irishman Plot

An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Irishman. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Martin Scorsese
Production Netflix
Stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel
IMDB score 7.9