The Irishman has been wowing the Netflix audience this week, bringing another cinematic masterpiece for Martin Scorsese. Not only does it contain a gigantic runtime, but it also has a large number of historical bad guys to match.
Everyone from Frank Sheeran to Anthony Salerno and many others make an appearance in this long film. One character, Frank “The Barracuda” Sindone plays a very consequential role in one of the characters’ lives, even if his appearance is brief.
Who was the man said to have Angelo Bruno killed? Here is what Netflix viewers should know about Frank Sindone from The Irishman.
Who was Frank Sindone from The Irishman?
Mobster Frank Sindone was one of the criminals who plotted to take down Angelo Bruno (played by Harvey Keitel), according to Vulture. Sindone had a serious gambling problem and what appears to be a major thirst for power. In a twist of fate, Sindone was shot in the back of the head — the same way Bruno would meet his end.
The film goes into more detail, saying he was actually shot three times, but it does not mention the location of the additional bullet. Maybe it’s best left to our imaginations.
People Pill explained that Frank Sindone likely helped run a bank as part of the mob. Ultimately, Sindone’s only driving force was money, which led to a rather criminal and dangerous life.
The Mafia has its own rules and since Sindone didn’t ask permission before executing his violent plan to take Angelo Bruno’s life, he would pay with his own life, but not before taking Bruno’s.
Bruno’s fatal mistake was visiting the bar Frank Sindone owned, according to The New York Daily News, which wrote about the book, Last Don Standing, and explains that the bar was the last stop he would ever make.
It’s worth noting that Bruno reportedly didn’t drink. Frank Sindone did. And even as he tried to make his alcoholic beverage look like coffee, he was getting ready to end Bruno’s life.
Sindone was not a loyal man. Even though he went from making pennies dealing small amounts of drugs to making millions doing Bruno’s bidding, that money was not enough to quench his thirst for power and money.
Going in for a hug, Sindone changed his mind and offered the handshake that would seal Bruno’s fate. Much like Judas, Sindone planned for Bruno’s last moments, knowing that this night would be much more sinister than Bruno thought.
After finishing dinner with Sindone, Bruno got in his car. Thanks to a smoking habit, it appears Bruno’s driver plotted with Sindone to leave the window down where another partner who is unknown would pull the trigger.
Frank Sindone was a violent man who met a violent end. According to Gangster Report, Joseph “Chickie” Ciancaglini, Sr. would take Sindone’s life for the same reasons and in the same manner that Sindone took Bruno’s.
By taking Sindone’s life, Chickie received quite a bit of notoriety in mob circles. When Sindone was shot, Ciancaglini made him get down on his knees and beg for mercy, but those pleas went unanswered. Sindone may have killed Bruno, but he met a strange form of justice in the end.
The Irishman is now on Netflix.