A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
1931. Mike Sullivan and Connor Rooney are two henchmen of elderly Chicago-based Irish-American mobster John Rooney, Connor's father. In many respects, John treats Mike more as his son, who he raised as his own after Mike was orphaned, than the volatile Connor, who nonetheless sees himself as the heir apparent to the family business. One evening, Mike's eldest son, twelve year old Michael Sullivan Jr., who has no idea what his father does for a living, witnesses Connor and his father gun down an associate and his men, the situation gone wrong initiated from an action by Connor. Caught witnessing the incident, Michael is sworn to secrecy about what he saw. Regardless, Connor, not wanting any loose ends, makes an attempt to kill Mike, his wife and their two sons. Mike and the surviving members of his family know that they need to go on the run as Connor, who has gone into hiding, will be protected through mob loyalty, especially by John, who cannot turn on his own flesh and blood. Still,... Written by
Sam Mendes: as one of John Rooney's bodyguards in the rainy shootout towards the end of the film. See more »
(at around 47 mins) When Michael and his son first arrive in Chicago, a brief shot shows their car traveling into town. In the Chicago skyline, half of a (skyscraper) construction sky crane can be seen at a distance. See more »
Michael Sullivan, Jr.:
There are many stories about Michael Sullivan. Some say he was a decent man. Some say there was no good in him at all. But I once spent 6 weeks on the road with him, in the winter of 1931. This is our story.
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Thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London See more »
One of the best gangster movies in the new century
I talk with my friend for this film the other day. I liked this film very much the day I watched in the theater & much better when I saw this film another time on DVD. The Conrad L. Hall cinematography is amazing & the colors, shadows a lights are finest. It's very comic, but at the same time very dark & adult cinema. The Sam Mendes direct's are excellent for the second movie he made. The first it's a totally classic. "American Beauty" The Thomas Newman score it's very poetic and complex. The instruments mix are very beautiful. The actors are amazing in different levels. I love the Tom Haks character, Paul Newman are incredible for the boss, & Jude Law looks very lethal. I love this movie a lot & I consider the cult classic of the 2000 movies. I haven't seen a decent gangster movie since Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese & Miller's crossing by Coen Brothers.
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