When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. ... See full summary »
Bobby O'Grady is a low-range member of Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty from him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even from their and Teddy's relatives. Written by
At 1:04:45 the wireless transmitter is briefly visible on the right when Catie leans over to hug her friend. See more »
[Mouse and Bobby approaching Sheila and Katy]
I know I might like her, but sometimes she's a different person. I don't know what she's gonna be one moment to the next.
Don't say anything.
[to Katy and Sheila]
Hey, whats goin' on?
That's a nice sweater.
It's a, uh, blouse, Mouse.
Yeah, it's nice.
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I think this movie was much better than others in this genre, like "Mean Streets" or much ballyhooed and similar location, "Mystic River". The characters and dialog are A1, Dennis Leary really impressed me. Colm Meaney was truly a meaney and not his Star Trek O'Brien nice guy non-com role. It was more character than plot driven and is lean on the violence, so shoot 'em up freaks will be disappointed. I borrowed this from the library cause I never remembered this one when it debuted cause it had no publicity. Truly a gem in this genre and won't disappoint you. It has a great insight into the Irish Boston working class world without exploiting it or lapsing into sentimentality.
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