Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Stephen Campbell Moore
The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown, so they want to ensure that she did not see anything that could incriminate ... Written by
Slaine (Gloansy) was a concession seller at Fenway Park as a teenager. He described going back there to shoot the film as "surreal." See more »
During a night time scene towards the beginning of the film, two police cruisers drive by with their headlights off. However, It is common practice for police to "roll dark" when going to a domestic disturbance. See more »
Driver's name is Arthur Shea. Former Metro Police officer, fifty-seven years old. Soon as his partner leaves with the coal bag, Artie cracks a Herald, and he don't look up 'til the guy gets back. Marty Maguire. Cummins Armored courier. Five-ten, two-twenty, fifty-two years old. Picks up every Wednesday and Friday at exactly 8:12, makes a hundred and ten dollars a day, carries a Sig nine. And he's about to get robbed.
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Charlestown's reputation as a breeding ground for armed robbers is authentic. However, this film all but ignores the great majority of the residents of Charlestown, past and present, who are the same good and true people found most anywhere. This film is dedicated to them. See more »
The people rating this movie well must not watch many movies. There has been some really great heist / bank robbery movies over the years, and this is not one of them. The scenes come at you in a boring and predictable fashion. One cliché after another. I wanted to like the film. I was expecting something with sizzling action and unexpected plot twists, but it just wasn't there. Very little character development left me not caring at all about some of the leads. This is all too common in many movies today. The directors are so intent on getting to the "fun stuff" that the groundwork isn't covered. Anyway, I'm not going to waste any more time reviewing a movie that wasted my time.
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