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Ash Wednesday (2002)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  19 March 2004 (UK)
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Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers (Burns and Wood) who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Burns ...
Cousin Mike Moran
Vincent Rubino ...
Vinny Boombata
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J.C. (as James Cummings)
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Pat McNamara ...
Murph
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Pete at the Bar
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Francis Sullivan
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Whitey
Chris McGovern ...
Whitey's Driver (as Christopher McGovern)
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Uncle Handy
Jimmy Burke ...
Red Kelly (as James Burke)
Stephen Murphy ...
Whitey's Man
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Crazy George Cullen
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Mrs. Diaz
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Maggie Shea
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Hell's Kitchen on Ash Wednesday, 1983. Rumors are flying that Francis Sullivan's younger brother Sean, dead for three years, has reappeared. If he wasn't killed by rivals, then old scores still need settling, putting Fran and Sean in danger. An upstart is pressuring the local mob boss, who's Fran's protector; Sean's wife, who thinks she's a widow, has gotten on with her life, but Sean has come back for her. The parish priest, part of the initial deception, is frightened. Bad guys with guns are closing in. Can Fran get Sean and his wife out of the city, avoid a war between rival factions, and hold onto new-found morality? Will the cross of ashes on his forehead protect him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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19 March 2004 (UK)  »

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Ash Wednesday: Le mercredi des Cendres  »

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$2,942 (USA) (11 October 2002)

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$2,942 (USA) (11 October 2002)
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In the opening scene when Sean Sullivan shots the three guys in the bathroom you hear 3 gunshots (there is no visual of the event here). At time index 1:12:18, Sean Sullivan goes to the bathroom and shots the three guys, you hear four gunshots See more »

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Francis: [to Sean] What do you need a formal invitation? Get in the fucking car!
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References Black and White (1999) See more »

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Let It Ride
Written by Randy Bachman and Charles Turner
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Sins Redeemed
1 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ash Wednesday is a dramatic tale told of one man torn between a life of crime and redemption. The story of his life sheds light over sins of his past that come back to haunt him and tear his life open, and twists and turns will lead us across the fabric of the human heart, touching on the chords of love, honor, and sacrifice. And the music played are strings on a violin, moving us heart and soul from story's beginning to end, and as the course of one man's life leads him to his final trial, a long chapter of history and legacy will finally come to a close. And his sacrifice will lead to a new chapter waiting to be written from those that he will save. This is a classic tale of family and how far we will go for the ones that we love.


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