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Ash Wednesday -- 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.
Ash Wednesday -- 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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Writer (WGA):
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Brian Burns ... Cousin Mike Moran
Vincent Rubino ... Vinny Boombata

Jimmy Cummings ... J.C. (as James Cummings)

Elijah Wood ... Sean Sullivan
Pat McNamara ... Murph

John DiResta ... Pete at the Bar

Edward Burns ... Francis Sullivan

Malachy McCourt ... Whitey
Chris McGovern ... Whitey's Driver (as Christopher McGovern)

Peter Gerety ... Uncle Handy
Jimmy Burke ... Red Kelly (as James Burke)
Stephen Murphy ... Whitey's Man

Brian Delate ... Crazy George Cullen

Teresa Yenque ... Mrs. Diaz

Julie Hale ... Maggie Shea

Kathleen Doyle ... Mrs. Flanagan

Rosario Dawson ... Grace Quinonez
Marina Durell ... Mrs. Quinonez

James Handy ... Father Mahoney
Michael Mulheren ... Detective Pulaski

Oliver Platt ... Moran

Michael Leydon Campbell ... Jimmy Burke

Dara Coleman ... John Coleman

Penny Balfour ... Callie

Kevin Kash ... Paulie Numbers

Gregg Bello ... Larossa

Joe Lisi ... Wiseguy
Matty Delia ... Brooklyn Barkeep
Jack DeFuria ... Little Sean

Directed by
Edward Burns 
Writing credits
Edward Burns (written by)

Produced by
Glen Basner .... executive producer
Margot Bridger .... producer
Edward Burns .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Aaron Lubin .... co-producer
William Perkins .... line producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Shire 
Cinematography by
Russell Lee Fine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Greenwald 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
Art Direction by
Lucio Seixas 
Set Decoration by
Carrie Stewart 
Costume Design by
Catherine Marie Thomas 
Makeup Department
Jenn 'Jorge' Nelson .... makeup department head
Diana Sikes .... key hair stylist
Production Management
William Perkins .... post-production supervisor
William Perkins .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Escott .... first assistant director
Annie Tan .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Berney .... charge scenic
Eric Friedewald .... art department assistant
Shahen Guiragossian .... lead man
Shelley Herbert .... on-set dresser
Elizabeth Schlitten .... property master
Sound Department
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Peter Fonda .... boom operator
Gisburg .... assistant sound editor (as Gisburg Smialek)
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor
Matthew Haasch .... foley mixer
Dustin Hudson .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly R. McCord)
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Jerry Stein .... production sound mixer
Jeffrey Stern .... adr editor
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor
Lila Yomtoob .... apprentice sound editor
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects coordinator
John Stifanich .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Janos Pilenyi .... optical supervisor
Ariel Enriquez Saulog .... digital supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
John G. Boesch .... company grip
Aryn Chapman .... second assistant camera
Donald Glenn .... dolly grip (as Don Glenn)
Christopher Hall .... camera operator
John R. McAleer Jr. .... first assistant camera
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Larry Riley .... still photographer
Gary Ronn .... generator operator
Robert D. Shulman .... key grip (as Bob Shulman)
Joshua Solson .... best boy electric
Walter Thomson .... additional still photographer
Casting Department
Kristine Bulakowski .... extras casting
Laura Rosenthal .... casting
Driss Tijani .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mickey Carleton .... wardrobe supervisor
Laura Downing .... key costumer
Angela E. Thomas .... wardrobe production assistant
Editorial Department
Walker Allen .... post-production coordinator
Andrew Buckland .... film conform editor
Don Ciana .... color timer
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Joe Violante .... color coordinator
Kenneth Wachtel .... assistant editor
Location Management
Stephen Sean Carr .... assistant location manager
Victoria Hawes .... location assistant
Steven Weisberg .... location manager
Music Department
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Lance McVickar .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Kevin Flynn .... transportation captain
Other crew
Walker Allen .... production office assistant
Leslie Angle .... assistant: Mr. Burns (as Leslie A. Angle)
Joshua A. Bell .... accountant
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services
Danielle B. Cook .... craft service
Karen C. Eide .... production coordinator
Christine Gee .... script supervisor
Richie Gibbs .... production assistant
Dave Glew .... key set production assistant
David Kenneally .... set production assistant
Lisa King .... set production assistant
David Laurentin .... parking assistant
Andrew McGee .... production office assistant
April Merl .... post-production auditor
Sarah Rubenstein .... assistant accountant
Bart Schoudel .... assistant production coordinator
Peggy Sutton .... script supervisor
José Tejada .... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence
99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: 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 gunshotsSee more »
Francis:They thought you were the smart one? I must've looked like a friggin' retard!See more »
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References Black & White (1999/I)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Could have been better, 31 December 2006
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This is a film about an ex mafia leader getting into trouble with gangs because his dead brother reappeared in the neighbourhood.

The film is initially boring because of poor character development. The film does not tell people what is happening very well, and only towards the middle do people get an idea what on earth was in fact happening. Elijah Wood is obviously miscast. Elijah Wood is very unconvincing as Edward Burns' younger brother, in fact he looks more like the son of Edward Burns. Looks, height, age and physique wise they are too different from each other. This makes the film a lot less credible than it should have been. Otherwise, the plot is not bad, the direction is good, and the sets are nicely done.

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