Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »
An armored car is robbed by three men. A passing police officer and one of the robbers exchange fire. The robber is Paulie. In a flashback we follow him and his closest friend, Brian, as they grow up together in South Boston. They're tough guys, thugs, doing jobs for the local boss and chaffing to do more. Paulie's the leader. Brian drinks too much and free bases, ignoring his wife and two young boys. Life-changing events lead him to try to go straight, look for work, take what comes his way, and go to A.A. meetings. He struggles. Paulie shows him the plans for the armored car job. Will they do it? "I am who I am," Brian tells his wife. Is crime his only skill? Written by
In the scene where they were scoping out the armored truck, they start the car to follow it. However, we can see the car start rolling forward before we hear the ignition is turned and put in gear. See more »
"Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll"
Written by Vaughan Mason (as Vaughan Carrington Mason Jr.), Gregory Bufford & Jerome Bell (as Jerome Andrew Bell)
Performed by Vaughan Mason & Crew
Courtesy of Brunswick Recording Corporation
Under License by Ford Music Services See more »
Surprisingly engrossing and enjoyable movie about one man's struggle to find himself
Wow, this was such a terrific, engrossing movie about one man's struggle to find himself. The main character, father and husband Brian Reilly, battles to overcome life obstacles which for most in his situation are never hurdled. Crime, substance abuse and leaving old friends behind who are bad influences are themes which many can relate to, and for this reason this movie really hits home. I know that there were several times during this movie I was on the edge of my seat totally relating not only to Mr. Reilly, but to his oldest son, who must endure watching his father flounder. This movie is really well done too, with totally believable characters and situations. The acting is just superb by all. I have never seen Mark Ruffalo in such fine form. Also putting in one hell of a performance in this great movie is Ethan Hawke, who really pulled off the role of an unsavory yet likable criminal.
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