Author philip carlo visited kuklinski in his new jersey prison cell repeatedly for his book the iceman. Using guns, knives, poison, ice picks, tire irons, baseball bats, and bombs, the family man from new jersey killed for fun, for money, to cover up his own crimes, and to. The 65 195 cm, 300 pound 5 kg kuklinski worked for newarks decavalcante crime family and new york citys five families. Jan 01, 1993 the prose and dialogue is very common to that of other crime thrillers. In a tawdry account, barbara kuklinski describes 25 years of abuse at the hands of her husband, a convicted new jersey hit man who claims to have killed dozens of times. For thirty years, richard the iceman kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in american history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban new jersey. Serial killer hitman richard kuklinski the iceman youtube. Although accounts vary, kuklinski claimed to have murdered over one hundred fifty individuals during his thirtyyear career, including. The iceman the movie in the 2012 movie, richard kuklinski is a business man with a profitable business, loving family, and a secret life of malevolence and crime. For all the gritty details he loved to share, keep reading to learn 15 terrifying facts about the iceman killer richard kuklinski.
Carlos book which includes excerpts from more than 240 hours of interviews with kuklinski paints a picture of a man who seems to have been a. The true story of a coldblooded killer reprint by bruno, anthony isbn. See more ideas about the iceman, serial killers and mafia. Oct 07, 2012 richard kuklinski the iceman hbo interview 2001 part 2. Martins press, by renowned true crime author philip carlo. Mar 26, 20 directors and screenwriters change little pieces of the story, often for seemingly no good reason. The ruthless richard kuklinski real horror stories. Richard the iceman kuklinski april 11, 1935 march 5, 2006 was a convicted murderer and notorious contract killer.
Mafia torturer the story of richard kuklinski, the iceman. Richard kuklinski was born in his familys apartment on 4th street in jersey city, new jersey, to stanislaw stanley kuklinski 19061977, a polish immigrant from karwacz, masovian voivodeship who worked as a brakeman on the delaware, lackawanna and western railroad, and anna mcnally 19111972 from harsimus, a daughter of catholic. Directors and screenwriters change little pieces of the story, often for seemingly no good reason. Richard kuklinski biography facts, childhood, family of. But on the street, kuklinski was the iceman, a professional hit man and a lethal scam artist, a man so heartless, he kept one of his victims in a freezer for over two years just to see if he could disguise the time of death. They didnt suspect that there was a ruthless killer from new jersey coming into the city to murder at random. With michael shannon, chris evans, james franco, winona ryder. Now kuklinski is the subject of a riveting, fastpaced biography entitled the ice man.
An autopsy was performed but they determined that he died due to natural causes. Park dietz aired on hbo after interviews in 1991 and 2001 and philip carlo also wrote a book in 2006, entitled the ice man. His death in prison was supposedly due to natural causes, but some theorize that it was timed perfectly to stop his testimony against salvatore sammy the bull gravano, a gambino family underboss and enforcer. He was a serial killer who died of natural causes in prison in march, 2006. The true story of a coldblooded killer by anthony bruno. Apr 28, 2009 philip carlos the ice man spent over six weeks on the new york times bestseller list. May 30, 2019 richard kuklinski was one of the most diabolical, and notorious, confessed contract killers in american history. Michael shannon played kuklinski in the movie, winona ryder played kuklinskis.
Secrets of a mafia hitman also known as the iceman. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Richard kuklinskis childhood april 26, 2014 2 comments richard kuklinski, americas most treacherous serial killer and a mafia hitman who is believed to have killed more than 150 people was born on april 11, 1935 in jersey city, new jersey to stanley kuklinski and anna mcnally and had two brothers and a sister. Ryszard kuklinski cia documents available in happ digital archive. Richard leonard the iceman kuklinski april 11, 1935 march 5, 2006 was an american contract killer. Richard kuklinski, the story of the mafias most prolific. Sep 09, 2015 for quite some time the media was all about richard kuklinski. He marries his wife barbara in the 1960s and together they have two daughters.
At the time, the police thought it was homeless people attacking and killing each other. Sep 10, 2016 the iceman the movie in the 2012 movie, richard kuklinski is a business man with a profitable business, loving family, and a secret life of malevolence and crime. The death of the iceman in 1988, a new jersey court convicted kuklinski of five murders and sentenced him to consecutive life sentences, making him ineligible for parole until age 110. Neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession being a mafia assassin for hire. Conversations with a killer and the iceman confesses. Kuklinski was a polish man who was obsessed with the mafia and the power that they had and alot of this shit is totally false. Apr 22, 2006 carlos book which includes excerpts from more than 240 hours of interviews with kuklinski paints a picture of a man who seems to have been a zeliglike figure at the centre of some of america. Philip carlos the ice man spent over six weeks on the new york times bestseller. From 19721981, kuklinski provided more than 40,000 pages of polish and warsaw pact documents to the cia. He took the credit for over 200 murders while working for various mafia families, including the murder of jimmy hoffa. The prose and dialogue is very common to that of other crime thrillers.
During these interviews kuklinski confessed to several coldblooded murders and spoke of his ability to detach himself emotionally from his own brutality. During his many years as a mafia assassin for hire, the press dubbed him the iceman. Paranoid personality disorder ppd is one of a group of conditions called eccentric personality disorders. A mob contract killer known as the iceman for hiding a body in an ice. For thirty years, richard the iceman kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in.
Jul 15, 2016 this feature is not available right now. They were produced by hbo and released in 1992 and 2001, respectively. The members of his brooklyn crew were young, vicious, and had. May 03, 20 in the iceman michael shannons mesmerizing portrayal of richard kuklinski, a notorious contract killer, has the paradoxical quality, peculiar to many great screen performances, of being. The iceman who claims to have killed over 200 people, led a seemingly normal family life. A mob contract killer known as the iceman for hiding a body in an icecream truck freezer, richard kuklinski boasted a personal body count of more than a hundred victims.
He risked his life and the safety of his family to protect poland from the soviets during the cold war by spying for the united states. The 2012 film the iceman was based on anthony brunos book the iceman. The film makes no mention of kuklinskis more outrageous claims hoffa, demeo, etc. Richard kuklinski was one of the most diabolical, and notorious, confessed contract killers in american history. For thirty years, richard the iceman kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming. Apr 14, 2017 15 chilling things said by richard the iceman kuklinski so he came to the door and asked who it was and uh, he looked through the peephole. Another film about kuklinski, based on philip carlos book the ice man.
For the polish colonel and cold war spy, see ryszard kuklinski. A biography written with his input although not from the first person was a big seller. The true story of a coldblooded killer, the hitman also claimed to have slain demeo crime boss roy demeo and organized crime rival jimmy hoffa, who disappeared in 1975 and was never seen again. In 2003, he pleaded guilty to the 1980 murder of nypd detective peter calabro and drew another 30 years. Confessions of a mafia hitman are two documentaries that feature the mafia hitman richard kuklinski. The iceman, with michael shannon as richard kuklinski the. However, being a true story, i was impressed with how fast moving the book was.
In 1972, ryszard kuklinski, a senior officer on the polish general staff. Naomi ekperigin discusses the life of serial killer richard ramirez, aka the night stalker, from his troubled childhood to his jailhouse marriage. Early life richard the iceman leonard kuklinski was born on april 11, 1935, in the polish section of jersey city, new jersey, the son of irish and polish immigrants. Even kuklinski s family never suspected what was going on. Shop richard the iceman kuklinski richard the iceman kuklinski tshirts designed by gubugchampion as well as other richard the iceman kuklinski merchandise at teepublic. Richard iceman kuklinski april 11th, 1935 march 5th, 2006 was a convicted murderer and notorious contract killer. The story of richard kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and. Brunos book on richard kuklinski follows the undercover investigation led by fbi agent dom polifrone and his. Brunos book on richard kuklinski follows the undercover investigation led by fbi agent dom polifrone and his infiltration of the iceman killer.
Nov 22, 2017 richard iceman kuklinski april 11th, 1935 march 5th, 2006 was a convicted murderer and notorious contract killer. Dec 31, 2009 though strictly an amateur, and no match for his brother richard the iceman in terms of sheer numbers, joseph kuklinski, ran away with the title for most vile. People with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar. While we were reading the book, neither one of us spoke to the other for days. This one tells the spinechilling story of richard kuklinski, a. Rather than ever showing shame or remorse of any kind, kuklinski reveled in the attention until his dying day. Philip carlos the ice man spent over six weeks on the new york times bestseller list.
Richard the iceman kuklinski parlayed his penchant for violence into a hitman contract for some of the most prominent mafia crime families, and is believed to have killed between 100200 men. Ryszard kuklinski was a polish colonel and cold war spy who passed top secret warsaw pact documents to the united states central. He worked for several italianamerican crime families, and claimed to have murdered over 200 people over a career that lasted thirty years. Richard kuklinski died on march 5, 2006 at the age of 70. His death was labeled suspicious because richard was supposed to testify against a former mobster who was being tried for murder. He was given the nickname the iceman by authorities after they discovered that.
After his conviction, kuklinski took part in a number of interviews during which he claimed to have murdered from 100 to 250 men. April 11, 1935 march 5, 2006 was an american murderer and hitman. A the iceman killed this victim louis masgay and then put him in a freezer for two years, then later dumping the body in a dump site. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of brigadier general by polish president andrzej duda. Barbara thinks he has a job dubbing movies for children, but in actuality. Kuklinski was a polish man who was obsessed with the mafia and the power that they had. Kuklinski passed top secret soviet documents to the cia between 1972 and 1981, including the soviet plans for the invasion of western europe. I dont have to think about it, shannons kuklinski says in the iceman. Softie the partner of richard kuklinski that drove an ice cream truck was killed by the iceman on a park bench and left there to be found later. Richard kuklinski was born in his family apartment in new jersey on april 11 1935, to stanley kuklinski and anna mcnally, polish and irish immigrants. Even so, it relies on kuklinskis own accounts of his crimes, so it is probably not even remotely accurate.
Aug 12, 2017 rather than ever showing shame or remorse of any kind, kuklinski reveled in the attention until his dying day. Because of his sheer number of kills, as well as his approach to killing, many believe he should be considered a serial killer. For quite some time the media was all about richard kuklinski. Richard kuklinski, a suspect in several murders, is arrested by undercover agents at a truck stop off the new jersey turnpike, mark. Confessions of a mafia contract killer by philip carlo this was a highly disturbing glimpse into the double life richard kuklinski lead. Apr 17, 2016 two documentaries, featuring interviews of kuklinski by dr. Richard kuklinski the iceman hbo interview 2001 part 2. In 1970, joseph kuklinski, then 25, stole the beloved dog of a local 12yearold girl. The iceman richard iceman kuklinski april 11, 1935 march 5, 2006 was the most dangerous contract killer in america, employed by the crime families of new york and new jersey. Richard kuklinski also known as the iceman is americas most famous and deadliest serial killer of all time. You will find out all this and more in phil carlos book iceman, confessions of a serial killer even what. When writer anthony bruno interviewed kuklinski for his 1993 book the iceman. Richard the iceman kuklinski richard the iceman kuklinski. He was born in jersey city, new jersey on april 11, 1935 to stanley kuklinski, a brakeman for railroads and anna mcnally who worked in a meat packing factory.
Richard kuklinski the iceman killers without conscience. Carlo the night stalker has written another captivating truecrime book. Richard kuklinski is a dummy episode 44 by ad nauseam. Richard leonard the iceman kuklinski april 11, 1935 march 5, 2006 was an american contract killer who worked for newarks decavalcante crime family and new york citys five families of the american mafia. Richard kuklinski, byname the iceman, born april 11, 1935, jersey city, new jersey, u. He was a contract killer but he was not a mafia contract killer. Carlos presentation of kuklinski uninterrupted does, however, make for nice comparative reading with the killers wifes book, married to the iceman 1994. The ice mans greatest hits philip carlo, author of richard. Michael shannon played kuklinski in the movie, winona ryder played kuklinskis wife, and chris evans portrayed mr. In 2003, he received an additional 30year sentence after confessing to the murder of a mobconnected police officer.
Comedy anp ad nauseam podcast fun richard kuklinski iceman killer serial hitman last podcast on the left horror funny explicit denver colorado weed legal trump clinton sports richard kuklinski is a dummy episode 44 by ad nauseam podcast is licensed under a creative commons license. Mar 26, 20 part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 from wikipedia. For thirty years, richard the iceman kuklinski led a shocking double life. Richard kuklinski jersey city, 11 april 1935 trenton, 5 maart 2006 was een. Confessions of a mafia contract killer by carlo, philip isbn. Brunos book on richard kuklinski follows the undercover investigation led by fbi.
Richard kuklinski the iceman hbo interview 2001 part 2 youtube. What makes kuklinskis story so fascinating isnt just the ghoulish, inhuman nature of his crimesits how he managed to live a double. He was just the big guy in the split level down the street. Polish colonel ryszard kuklinski was a patriot who showed his love for his country in a very courageous act. Richard kuklinski, known as the iceman, was a brutal and sadistic killer and torturer who was feared throughout the underworld. Confessions of a mafia contract killer, is in development.
Kuklinskis mentor demeo was a capo in the gambino crime family and had a nearly psychopathic temper and a bloodthirsty reputation. In 1988, he was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of killing two members of his burglary gang and two other associates. Though strictly an amateur, and no match for his brother richard the iceman in terms of sheer numbers, joseph kuklinski, ran away with the title for most vile. Paranoid personality disorder what is paranoid personality disorder. Richard leonard kuklinski was an american murderer and hitman. Driver, formerly a producer of tvs americas most wanted, splices segments from his prison interviews of hit man richard kuklinski with the reminiscences of his wife, barbara. In the iceman michael shannons mesmerizing portrayal of richard kuklinski, a notorious contract killer, has the paradoxical quality, peculiar to. This is because the script was based on anthony brunos book, rather than carlos book. Introduction into the life of serial killer richard kuklinski.14 685 1027 710 183 747 543 1199 425 1497 22 896 1486 1503 1356 1199 438 166 772 1434 394 1389 1057 395 838 122 1282 167 1123 1186 699 1029 1315 820 647 913 1484 1409 1077 284 909 1464 285 1085 749 1174 930 413