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Southie (1998)

R | | Drama | 28 May 1999 (USA)
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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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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References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Cherry Bomb
Performed by Joan Jett
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
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Mean Boston streets
2 March 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Southie" is worth a look. We have seen this movie before, only that now instead of being about Italian-Americans, it depicts Irish-Americans in Boston. As directed by John Shea, it misses the mark, but it shows a director who shows a lot of promise, as we already know him as an excellent film actor.

The film has an improvised look, which might have been the case, but we'll never know. The different Boston heavy accents stand in the way for enjoying it much more, in my humble opinion.

Donnie Wahlberg shows his usual intensity. Rose McGowan, as Kathy, shows she has the potential to do bigger and better things. As the Quinn matriarch, it was a pleasure to see Anne Meara, a wonderful actress and a great human being in real life.

Let's hope Mr. Shea will come out with a better film the next time out.


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