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Movie on Netflix about the late convicted serial-killer & reputed mob hitter Richard Kuklinski who claims to have hit Jimmy Hoffa. Starring the dude who played General Zod in the new Superman and also Winona Ryder, who I would still impregnate at age 59 or whatever she is.

I think a few of us have talked about this guy before. Straight psycho killer.

It's a good flick. They definitely romanticize this guy, who was an ice-cold sociopath and by no means a good guy, but that's okay.

He did a great HBO documentary with famed psychologist Park Dietz,who was wholly discredited following the Andrea Yates trial (***** who drowned her kids in the bathtub). I met Dietz once, as my former boss hired him as an expert in one of the first successful sexual molestation cases against the Boy Scouts. This was after he was shamed, mind you, and was trying to build his rep back up.

Anyway, it's a decent film. Watch it.

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It's already on my list. I saw that HBO doc a few years ago, and was blown away/mortified by how cold matter of fact he was when talking about how he killed all those people. It's been a good minute since I saw it but I feel like there was a part where he talks about stuffing bodies in an oil drum, leaving the house in the midst of wrapping presents for his kids on Xmas eve to drive into the city to blow a guy's brains out over $20, and how his mentor drove around in an ice cream truck selling ice cream to kids in the neighborhood & then murdering their fathers. Oh hail, didn't he talk about the first time he killed too? He was like 18 & got in a fight w/ a dude at a bar, came back later & found the guy asleep in his car with the window rolled down. So, he threw a molotov cocktail into the car & burned the poor b@st@rd alive. Then, he just walked down the street like nothing happened.

What a freaking psycho!

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I haven't seen it yet.

Mickey Rourke Confirmed to Star as Mob Assassin ‘The Ice Man’

Published 3 years ago by Chris Schrader , Updated July 12th, 2013 at 10:19 am,

Mickey Rourke seems to have a penchant for sinking his teeth into steely, reserved characters and his latest role will certainly leave him with plenty to chew on. According to Variety, the grizzled performer is attached to star in The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer - an adaptation of Phillip Carlo’s acclaimed book.

Matty Beckerman announced the project and Rourke’s involvement at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. He also revealed that his production company, Natural Selection, will finance the film and that David McKenna (Blow, American History X) has been hired to pen the script.

Carlo’s New York Times bestseller recounts the real life story of mafia hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, and the bulk of the text is derived from the prolific killer’s own words. In addition to the book, Kuklinski was the subject of two memorable HBO documentaries and has become notorious for his brutal crimes and the efficiency with which he carried them out.

As far as Beckerman is concerned, this is a perfect match of actor, screenwriter, and source material:

“This is a role Mickey Rourke was born to play and, as a huge fan of David McKenna’s work, I am thrilled to have him on board.”

Rourke’s resurgence is in full force – The Expendables has been a bona fide hit at the box office this summer and the first bits of footage from Passion Play suggest a quirky and intriguing film. His last outing as a hit man may not have gone so well (an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Killshot deservedly slipped under the radar), but it sounds like he’s in better hands with The Ice Man.

The role of Kuklinski is a natural fit for Rourke, as anyone who has seen the HBO documentaries or read Carlo’s book can attest. He’s certainly a better choice than Channing Tatum – who Lorenzo di Bonaventura wanted for the lead role back when he owned the rights.

The (pardon the pun) chilling details of Kuklinski’s life are as fascinating as they are horrifying and the reserved demeanor in which he details them is incredibly unnerving. One of the more disturbing aspects of his story is that at the height of his involvement with the mob, Kuklinski was a devoted husband and father to two children who believed he was a successful businessman.

The phrase “truth is stranger than fiction” comes to mind, and that ties into my only reservation with Carlo’s book: it takes everything Kuklinski says at face value.

A great deal of his tale is supported by actual evidence, but there’s also quite a bit that’s unsubstantiated – such as his grandiose claims of being involved with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. It will be interesting to see how many of those elements (if any) are worked into McKenna’s script.

Regardless, the film has an enormous amount of potential and I can’t wait to see Rourke’s interpretation of Kuklinski in The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer.

Source: Variety.

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It's already on my list. I saw that HBO doc a few years ago, and was blown away/mortified by how cold matter of fact he was when talking about how he killed all those people. It's been a good minute since I saw it but I feel like there was a part where he talks about stuffing bodies in an oil drum, leaving the house in the midst of wrapping presents for his kids on Xmas eve to drive into the city to blow a guy's brains out over $20, and how his mentor drove around in an ice cream truck selling ice cream to kids in the neighborhood & then murdering their fathers. Oh hail, didn't he talk about the first time he killed too? He was like 18 & got in a fight w/ a dude at a bar, came back later & found the guy asleep in his car with the window rolled down. So, he threw a molotov cocktail into the car & burned the poor b@st@rd alive. Then, he just walked down the street like nothing happened.

What a freaking psycho!

Yeah, the nickname definitely fits. The guy wouldn't think twice to end your life over the pettiest **** imaginable. He killed a whole van-full of kids in Georgia in the 70's because they flicked him off on the road.

As I recall from that documentary, the first person he killed was the neighborhood bully when he was still a little kid. Before that, sicko was killing animals and putting cats in trash incinerators.

He supposedly tied people up, left them in caves, and videotaped them being slowly eaten alive by rats. ******* sadistic.

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