Mob Museum hosts panel on true crime story that inspired Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’

Photo of Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino in “The Irishman”) courtesy The Vox Agency.

How accurate is the new Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman” on Netflix?

Experts who have studied the case that inspired the film are skeptical about a major plot point in the film and an upcoming event at the Mob Museum seeks to address the rumors.

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Fact, Fiction and the Irishman: The Hoffa Murdertakes place on Dec. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Veteran journalists Eric Shawn, Dan Moldea and Vince Wade will detail facts regarding Jimmy Hoffa’s death on July 30, 1975.

Hoffa’s character is portrayed by Al Pacino in the Netflix film. The movie also stars Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino and Ray Romano as Bill Bufalino.

Watch ‘The Irishman’ trailer below:

The Mob Museum panel is free with admission. To register click here.

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For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit

The panel takes place at the Mob Museum’s historic courtroom on the second floor. The museum is located on 300 Stewart Avenue.

This article originally appeared on on Dec. 9, 2019. Written by Amy Abdelsayed for KTNV 13 Action News.

Author: Amy Abdelsayed

Amy Abdelsayed is a journalist in Las Vegas, NV. She currently works as a digital content producer for KTNV 13 Action News (ABC affiliate). Previous work experience includes What's On Magazine, Boulder City Review, KSNV News 3 (NBC affiliate), Tesla and Apple.

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