A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
February, 1991. Tommy, a Desert Storm marine dismayed that the US isn't taking out Saddam, breaks some rules and faces hard labor. An FBI agent offers him an out: go home to his gritty, dockside home in Pennsylvania and help get the goods on an Italian heroine dealer; in return, no prison time and no arrest of Tommy's brother Vincent and cousin Joey. Loyalty to family conflicts with loyalty to the code of the street. Can Tommy sort it out, protect his brother and cousin, and stay true? Do young men die - in the sands of the Middle East and on the mean streets of the US - for no reason? Written by
Pennsylvania lured the production with the following incentives to keep the budget fiscally responsible: a twenty percent transferable tax credit, no state sales tax, and free use of state-owned property. See more »
Location errors abound as the story is based in Philadelphia. Most telling are: a Steelers logo on a beer billboard in one scene (would be an Eagles logo if in Philly); the Allegheny County '412' area code on a sign on a building for lease, late in the film; The PPG famous spiked tower in the background; famous Pittsburgh yellow bridges throughout; and key scenes at 'Wholey's' which is a real meat and fish landmark store in Pittsburgh's Strip District. See more »
Excellent mafia film with just the right amount of violence
While living in Pittsburgh when 10th and Wolf was being filmed, I eagerly awaited its release, but never heard anything about it. After recently renting it, I loved the film. I feel that it's equivocal to a modern day Goodfellas; so why haven't I heard anything about this movie? Why haven't more people seen it, I wonder? The acting is top-notch, with great cinematography as well. I think this has been James Marsden's best work to date, and his character is very well developed throughout the plot. It just seems like a shame that there are 40 copies of Failure to Launch, but only two copies of Tenth and Wolf at my local Blockbuster.
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