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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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Storyline

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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Rated R for some language and brief violence
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20 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fekete bárány  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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: [home from his date] That was quick. You should have chewed your food slower.
Cole McKay: It didn't go too well.
Desmond McKay: Didn't get any, huh?
Cole McKay: No... I killed her bird.
Desmond McKay: That's a new expression on me. That's not exactly a good thing, is it?
Cole McKay: No dad, I literally killed her bird.
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In case you missed *the* under-rated flick of the year...
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This is a spectacularly well-paced and original drama with some incredible acting on both Angarano's and Guiry's parts. Some interesting cinematic techniques from time to time enhance the remarkable story-telling in this dark coming of age story. The bits of humor also help pull you in to a surprisingly authentic South Boston scenario. With a terrific and spirited cameo by Kevin O'Donnell, alongside a refreshing cast, the characters really outshine the stereotypes right down to the shrimp-stealing busboy. Great sets, a solid and occasionally edgy soundtrack, but what's most impressive is the strong story, which rescues you from the brink of a cliché' time and again. I happened to rent this just on word-of-mouth and can't stop reflecting on some of those haunting scenes. Think of this as a gritty Good Will Hunting with a lot more 'street cred'...and heart.


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