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Citizen Gangster (2011)

Edwin Boyd (original title)
Not Rated | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Jackson
Val Kozak
Willie 'The Clown' Jackson
Mary Mitchell
Ann Roberts
Billy Boyd
Carolyn Boyd
Daniel Kash ...
War Veteran
Fiona Kordic
Bank Teller (Robbery 1)


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.


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Citizen Gangster  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$625 (USA) (27 April 2012)


$625 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Most cigarettes smoked in the movie feature a filter. The film takes place around 1950, while the "Winston", the first filter cigarette introduced in Northern America, has not been available until 1954. See more »


[last lines]
Bank Teller: How can I help you?
Eddie Boyd: I'd like to make a deposit, please.
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


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Written by Ryan Sambol
Performed by The Strange Boys
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Lest We Forget
27 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I did not really sync with this movie until Boyd stopped his bus to carry on a wounded vet who was in a wheel chair. He carried him over his back. The faces in the bus were all blank and without expression, you would think risking your life for your country was worth at least some feeling. I can remember growing up in Canada in the 50s, everyone had a stiff upper lip, very few ever talked about WWII. My uncle least of all, until his son, a fireman, was killed saving a man from a burning apartment. Suddenly his days on Malta during the German blitz came back. The movie captured the chill of post WWII and the bleak Victorian like atmosphere in Toronto. The scenes from the Don Jail were totally Gothic, even now the mention of the jail sends shivers down your spine. Nowadays, our wars are fought without declaration, our soldiers are sent to places where they don't even know who the enemy is. We expect that our society will be protected by superheros. The truth is that ordinary people fight for our freedom without fanfare, and unfortunately often with no support when they come home. This movie was a perfect description of this.

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