The Iceman - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Millennium Films and Bleiberg Entertainment bring the story of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski, nicknamed "The Iceman," to the big screen. Inspired by actual events, "The Iceman" stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Boardwalk Empire") as the real-life hitman who in 1986 was convicted of murdering 100 men for various crime organizations around the New York area. The compelling twist to Kuklinski's story was that he was also a devoted husband and father whose family was unaware of his real profession until his arrest.
"The Iceman" follows Richard Kuklinski (Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest in 1986. Appearing to be living the American dream with his beautiful wife, Deborah Pellicotti (Winona Ryder) and their children, in reality he is a killer-for-hire able to keep his "job" hidden from his family. When he is finally arrested by the feds in 1986, neither his wife and daughters nor their neighbors have any clue that he is a murderer. Why did he do it and how did he get away with it for so long?