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South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another. Written by Anonymous

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Some members of the film crew were arrested for trespassing while filming the train sequence at the beginning of the film. See more »

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At the beginning when the family goes to get Cathy, as they are leaving, Cathy and her friend are seen running down the steps with the bowling shoes still on. Once they are outside, you can see they both have on tennis shoes. See more »

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Kathy Quinn: I'm proud of you Danny, I really am. I am so proud of you, but I can't be you.
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Which South Boston are some of you from?
25 December 2003 | by (Kelfour's Landing) – See all my reviews

... the Southie that tried so hard from the Garrity era on down to portray themselves as Just Another Heart Of Gold (all-white) Community, or the one that really exists?

This isn't a great movie. The production values are spotty, such plot as exists is threadbare, sound fades in and out, and you won't put the tape back in the box having learned much of anything.

But paintings don't tell stories either; they're evocative mood-setting pieces, and so is this movie. Wahlberg doesn't put phony speeches in the characters' mouths, he doesn't have a happy ending, nothing much is resolved, and no one is any less of a mess than at the beginning. He presents you a moving image of a profane, drunken, violent environment that is a side of Southie the residents and the city of Boston would prefer you not see. It's there nonetheless.

6/10.


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