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Did the Italians plan to strangle Frank Sheeran before assassinating Jimmy Hoffa? Why?

I don't understand the episode with the fish on the back seat of Chucky's car in The Irishman. It looks like Sally Bugs were to strangle Frank Sheeran but something went wrong. The back seat of Chucky'...
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What concrete factors led to The Irishman performing poorly at the box office?

Scorsese's The Irishman (2019) seems to have severely underperformed at the box office. According to Wikipedia, it had a box office of 8 million dollars against a budget of 159 million dollars. ...
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Why is Jimmy angry at the flag flying at half mast?

In the Irishman (2019), after JFK was shot dead, after he exited international brotherhood of teamsters, Jimmy sees the US flag flying at half-mast on top of the building: Jimmy: Son of a bitch. ...
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Why is the court scene interrupted by the discussion between King, Frank and the Investigator when it makes the chronology harder to understand?

In The Irishman (2019), In the court, the Prosecutor questions a man: PROSECUTOR: Did you make this statement to the grand jury? I'll read it for you. "Brennan came to me and said words to ...
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Why did Jimmy leave the Frank's room door slightly open?

In The Irishman (2019), Jimmy tells Frank a war philosophy: Jimmy: In a war, you go from point A to point B. Sometimes, you spill a little beer along the way. That philosophy make sense to you? ...
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What's the meaning of “I can't get the drinks out”?

In The Irishman (2019), Jake asks Jimmy a bridge loan: Jake: I got the first topless act on the Strip. I'm telling you, we're booming in there. I can't get the drinks out...Just asking for a ...
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What's the significance of “how they die” tags over every character?

In The Irishman (2019), this "how they die" tag shows up whenever a new charcater appears on the screen: What's the significance of "how they die" tags over every character?
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For whom did Sally Bugs work?

There is a little confusion in The Irishman about Sally Bugs. I mean whose man was he? Hoffa was controlling everything from prison (during his prison-time) and Fritz was an acting President of ...
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Why did Jimmy Hoffa never order the killing of Tony Pro?

In the movie The Irishman we can see a lot of quarrel between Jimmy Hoffa and Tony Pro, many a time Tony Pro almost beat Hoffa to the ground. But it seems very illogical to me why Hoffa being a very ...
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How was Chuckie involved in the assasination of Hoffa?

In the movie The Irishman Chucky came with his car, and then Frank and Sally Bugs approached the car. Sally Bugs and Chuckie started a little drama so that they could strangle Frank (this is what I ...
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Who were the “higher ups” in The Irishman?

In The Irishman, during the testimonial dinner for Frank Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci's charater, Russell Bufalino tells Sheeran that the higher ups have decided that Al Pacino's Jimmy ...
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Why release “The Irishman” on Netflix within a month of theatrical release?

Looks like The Irishman (2019) is one of the most expensive films of Scorsese's career. Wikipedia quote: The Irishman ....is scheduled to receive a limited theatrical release on November 1, 2019,...