The Irishman

Monitored: Outstanding

A hitman reflects on his time as Jimmy Hoffa’s bodyguard.     

  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino
  • Director(s): Martin Scorcese
  • Producer(s): Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales Randall Emmet
  • Screenwriter(s): Steve Zaillian
  • Distributor: Netflix
  • Animal Coordinator: Theatrical Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, November 01, 2019

Featured Animal Action

In the scene where we see an actor walk through a kitchen, grab a chicken by the throat before slicking his throat with a knife, animal wranglers placed nearly 170 chickens on the set inside wooden crates. Then, one of the chickens was placed in a makeshift harness designed and constructed by the wranglers. On action, the actor picked up the chicken by the two rings of the harness, which made it look like it was grabbed by its neck. Then, the actor took a blunt straight razor blade and simulated as if he sliced the chicken's throat and walked two feet to the back of the room. On cut, the wrangler retrieved the chicken and placed it back in the crate.