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Beantown (2007)

A blood-soaked chronicle of the final desperate gang war between Boston's Irish and Italian mobs.

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Kristen Savage ...
Randy Paradis ...
Sean Fowler ...
Drew Paradis ...
Matt Reardon ...
Derek Armstrong ...
Sam Buccerelli
Chris Nash ...
Matt Cagnetta ...
Timothy Norman ...
Bob Ondek ...
Michael McManus ...
Ed Reed ...
Elliot Wish ...
Dave Therrien ...
Ethan Amarant ...
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In the winter of 2005, the final bloody war between the fading Irish and Italian mobs of Boston took place, a mass slaughter that would change America's underworld forever. Showing both sides in an equal light with neither as a clear-cut "hero" or "villain" group, the film is a cold examination of how quickly pride, anger, and desperation can tear a city apart. The Winter Hill Gang has been a mere shadow of its former self since its now-infamous leader Whitey Bulger went on the run from the FBI in 1995. A few years later the Charlestown-based faction struck out on its own, and the two groups fought on and off again for some time until an uneasy ceasefire was called. Times are tough in a city where the working class they prey upon are replaced by increasing numbers of students and yuppies, and so when the latest boss Sean catches wind of an Italian heroin deal, he sees a chance to help bring the organization back to its earlier heights. While some are skeptical or nervous about such ... Written by Stormin

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gang | italian | mob | irish | gang war | See All (120) »

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Only one gang will survive the winter. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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12 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$500 (estimated)
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The final conference of the remaining Irish gangsters was originally shot on the beaches overlooking Dorchester Bay, in the same place where years before members of the actual Winter Hill Gang buried multiple bodies. Eventually the scene was re-shot during the middle of an intense snowstorm, and to hide this fact it was done underneath the overhang of an abandoned factory further north in Southie. Almost every time there is a cut in the scene it is due to the fact that one frame later a gust of wind would blow a swarm of snowflakes into shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Ed 'Zeppelin' Battimo: Where the fuck did I put it?
Ace Aiello: What?
Ed 'Zeppelin' Battimo: My zippo. I go through more of these things than you'll fuckin' believe.
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After the credits finish there is an outtake of Ed Zeppelin praising his sniper rifle at length. See more »

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A Fistful Of Shamrock
Written and Performed by Neck
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