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Southie (1998)

R  |   |  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 ... See full summary »

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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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The toughest thing about South Boston is coming back See more »

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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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When Danny arrives at the Whitey crime scene, the police let him under the police tape, into the crime scene and allow him to physically touch the body. In reality this would never ever be allowed since it would compromise the crime scene in every way imaginable. 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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References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Rainbow
Performed by Wild Colonials
Written by Angela McCluskey (as McCluskey) / Shark / Paul Cantelon (as Cantelon) / Scott Roewe (as Rocwe)
Courtesy of Warner Chappel Music and DGC Records, Inc.
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Good Try Bogged Down By Hazy Script
16 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not able to shake its Low-Budget roots, this good try, once again, at tough Neighborhood Street Stuff, is a somewhat confusing rival Gang Melodrama with strong Characters in front of a meandering Script.

The confusing Story about the troubled financing of an After Hours Club bogs down this otherwise engaging Movie that, in its sincerity, can't seem to find the right Melody. It has some episodic believability with Family interactions on a personal level.

But the problem here is definition. Aside from the strong elements of interpersonal relationships among Siblings and the Home Unit, this gets lost in the Mob stuff where it is difficult at times to tell who is with who and what all the fuss is about.

Worth a watch for some of its intensity and works best in the more quiet introspective moments, it just meanders and its lack of clarity confuses and can be too heavy, at times, with all the fisticuffs and the pushing and shoving going over the top to the detriment of the Drama.


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