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Citizen Gangster (2011)
"Edwin Boyd" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  27 April 2012 (USA)
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WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

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Based on a real WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. He discovers a way to do both, robbing banks Hollywood style, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Gangster. Media darling. Model citizen.

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Crime | Drama

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27 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$625 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$625 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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The historic archive footage of Lorne Greene reporting on the Boyd Gang was the the very first telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television network (CBC-TV). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Boyd makes a recording in a booth alone. But when he plays the record for his family, his voice is accompanied by a piano. See more »

Quotes

Detective Rhys: [on catching Boyd] You made my wife a happy woman.
Eddie Boyd: Is she a fan?
Detective Rhys: No. I get to go home early for a change.
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Howlin' For You
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
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Nothing to do with real Edwin Boyd
21 August 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First 10 minutes or so is OK, then movie turns into melodrama. Quite frankly Edwin Boyd is probably flipping in his grave at how stupid this movie is. Either way, story has nothing at all to do with reality of one of Canada's best known bank robbers. Watch the movie, then go read wikipedia entry on him.

I expected either mostly accurate portrayal of Edwin Boyd's life as bank robber, or decent story, this movie is neither.

If they released this as TV movie, without connecting it to a real person, perhaps it would have been passable movie, maybe 5/10, but when you expect to see movie about killer shark, and instead you wind up watching kid and a dolphin for 2 hours, waiting on killer shark to kill them both, and that shark never appears in entire movie, ... well, you see where this is going.


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