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Southie (1998)

 -  Drama  -  28 May 1999 (USA)
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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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Mrs. Quinn: You're a good boy, Danny.
Danny Quinn: But being a good boy's not enough, you know. It's not gonna pay the bills.
Mrs. Quinn: Sweetheart, you've done enough. Don't worry.
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Cherry Bomb
Performed by Joan Jett
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Courtesy of Peermusic, Ltd. and Jett Pack Music
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FLAT OUT BAD !!

I lived in South Boston for 10 Years. I wasn't born there or raised in Southie but I had the perspective of living in the place for a long time and some what assimilating into it's culture. "SOUTHIE" in NO WAY (Until the Back Credit Sequence) captures anything REAL about Southie. The character's are cliched, like bad acting versions of Godfather character's with Shanty hats on. The plot is aimless, little or no narrative structure. Sure, South Boston is controlled (to some extent) by the Irish Mafia. However, Southie was a GREAT place to live because there wasn't hardly any crime and no open "violence" involving elements of those organizations. South Boston is a great place. You have yuppies, people right off the boat from Ireland, Southie Natives, in a nice mix that makes up a genuine atmosphere. This film NEVER captures what being in South Boston really feels like visually (neither did Good Will Hunting.) They portray it as an abyss of dank row houses. It doesn't look like that.


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