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Black Irish (2007)

R | | Drama | 20 April 2007 (USA)
A teenage boy longs to win the attention of his emotionally distant father.

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Coach Mahoney
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Doctor
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Father Magruder
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In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball championships - but must struggle to withstand his brother's destructive influence. When the two inevitably clash in a life-and-death confrontation, family ties-and futures-are at stake. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Two brothers, you can choose your dreams, but you can't choose family. See more »

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Rated R for some language and brief violence
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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,900 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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$6,900 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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During the scene in the McKay's living room where the Father is comparing life to baseball while watching the game, the first shots of the game are the Red Sox playing at Yankee Stadium, while the later shots in the conversation show the Red Sox paying home at Fenway Park. See more »

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Officer: Where do you boys think you're going?
Cole McKay: Probably to jail.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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the south side of good living
25 March 2008 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

Problems are hurled at the McKay family as if they were in a batting cage with an endless supply of quarters and no bat. This South Boston Irish-Catholic family deals with the rock bottom side of life they best way they know how. Baseball quietly emerges as a rallying dynamic for the seemingly-defeated male McKays in this coming of age story. It has a lot of heart, and there's a lot to like here. My criticism is that there's too much misfortune for one 95 minute story - as if every stereotype in play today had to be included. It moved me nevertheless. I recommend it. It seems to have gone directly to DVD but should have enjoyed a stint in the theater first.


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