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Black Irish (2007)

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

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Maria's Father
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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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20 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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 »

Quotes

Desmond McKay: How long we talking?
Doctor: It's hard to say. Have you put your affairs in order?
Desmond McKay: My affairs?
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Desmond McKay: Oh sure, doc, sure. Taxes all paid up, college fund all set up for all the kids. Margaret, she's a beneficiary on a huge insurance policy I've been contributing to since day one. Everything's squared away.
Doctor: You given any consideration to quitting drinking?
Desmond McKay: Why? So when I'm putting my affairs in order I can see how fucked up they are?
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Deep movie
5 March 2008 | by (El Paso, Texas) – See all my reviews

I thought for sure that Black Irish was going to be like Southie packed with crime. Turns out this movie goes for a deeper more troubling look at turmoil within in a family. That's what made this one so good. You've got the good brother who is a baseball star who has to live in the shadow of what his no good brother does as a low level street punk. The teenage sister gets knocked up bringing more shame to the family. The father is a tortured man down on his luck with a history of failure. The mother is the bread winner trying to hold the family together. All in all it's not an uplifting movie to watch. It does have heart and great acting. A gem of a movie to see.


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