Black Irish (2007)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Finn Curtin ...
Coach Mahoney
Scott Winters ...
Frank T. Wells ...
Father Magruder
Wilson Better ...
Michael McCarthy ...
Maria's Father
Maria's Mother
Officer Pierce


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief violence


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Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarna lukrecja  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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27 January 2008 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Usually I never comment. This movie makes me share coupla thoughts. Day by day we go to theaters to watch another multi-million dollar Hollywood production staring big shot names, breath-taking stunts, cutting-edge CGI and all that entertaining stuff. Black Irish has no budget (estimated $3 mln production budget is not even enough for a modest PR campaign). Neither does it big names. The movie captures you from the very beginning never let you go till the final credits. It’s pretty simple story, no big surprises, no plot twists - straight forward. The first faces I’ve seen on the screen I started right away reminiscing the next door guys I grew up with. They were pretty ordinary with same kinda problems in school, in family, out on the street. Some of them ended up not very well, others had a dream that kept’ em afoot. Sometimes it’s very good to get a post card to know where are you from. Black Irish let me take a look at those people I used to be very close to - the people I’ll never see in my life again. If you wanna see a real life “as is” not another glossy Hollywood picture or life TV show I strongly suggest you to watch it. Among other things you’ll enjoy the cast. Acting is very strong, characters are credible. This story could take place anywhere even in you neighborhood.

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