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Citizen Gangster (2011) More at IMDbPro »Edwin Boyd (original title)

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Citizen Gangster -- Scott Speedman stars as in the true story of a WWII vet and family man turned bank robber.

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Nathan Morlando (written by)
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Tagline:
Gangster. Media darling. Model citizen.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Realistic, but arid and slow at times See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Scott Speedman ... Edwin Boyd

Kelly Reilly ... Doreen Boyd

Kevin Durand ... Lenny Jackson

Joseph Cross ... Val Kozak

Brendan Fletcher ... Willie 'The Clown' Jackson

Charlotte Sullivan ... Mary Mitchell

Melanie Scrofano ... Ann Roberts

Brian Cox ... Glover

William Mapother ... Detective David Rhys

Christian Martyn ... Billy Boyd

Cynthia Galant ... Carolyn Boyd
Daniel Kash ... Lou

Joris Jarsky ... War Veteran

Brigitte Kingsley ... Fiona Kordic

Tara Nicodemo ... Bank Teller (Robbery 1)

Marty Adams ... Bank Manager (Robbery 1)
Sandra Forsell ... Bank Teller (Robbery 3 & 4)

Robert Bockstael ... Bank Manager (Robbery 3 & 4)

Craig Snoyer ... Dutch
Marianne McIsaac ... Lorne Green School Receptionist

Steven McCarthy ... Jail Reporter

Jim Calarco ... Priest
Greg Ellwand ... Mayor
Troy Boudreau ... Forest Hill Reporter #1
Rhaelyn Gillespie ... Bank Teller (1966)
Mark Fisher ... Plainclothes Detective
Sandro Frenguelli ... Bank Customer (Robbery 3)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lorne Greene ... Himself: CBC Reporter (1952) (archive footage)

Patrick Stevenson ... Tough Cop
Maureen Henderson ... Bank Employee (uncredited)

Joey Iachetta ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Darcy Roy ... Alley Cop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nathan Morlando 
 
Writing credits
Nathan Morlando (written by)

Produced by
Daniel Bekerman .... co-producer
Daniel Bekerman .... line producer
Allison Black .... producer
Kirk D'Amico .... executive producer
Helen Du Toit .... co-producer
Karen Franklin .... associate producer
Daniel Iron .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Richter 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Cosens 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Comeau 
 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
 
Production Design by
Aidan Leroux 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Mihaichuk 
 
Set Decoration by
Rob Hepburn 
 
Costume Design by
Brenda Broer 
 
Makeup Department
Clara Dinunzio .... key hair stylist
Chantal Gravel .... dailies hair stylist
Robbi O'Quinn .... key makeup artist
Larissa Palaszczuk .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Helen Du Toit .... post-production supervisor
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Matt Connors .... set dresser
Marguerite Lippert .... painter
Anne Metheany .... art trainee
Sophie Ward .... art department trainee
 
Sound Department
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Kathy Choi .... dialogue editor
Sue Conley .... supervising dialogue editor
Kyle D. Krajewski .... adr recordist
Bill McMillan .... sound recordist
Steve Medeiros .... first assistant sound editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Stark .... boom operator
Jane Tattersall .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Robert Crowther .... visual effects supervisor
Tony Cybulski .... digital compositor
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects (as Thomas Turnbull)
 
Stunts
Rene Bishop .... stunt double: Scott Speedman
Dylan Bryson .... stunt rigging
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Eric Bryson .... stunts: Cop
Jay Canavan .... stunt double: Kevin Durand
Danny Lima .... stunt double: Joseph Cross
Martin Williams .... head stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Tyler Emms .... grip
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Anthony Police .... best boy grip
Jeff Turco .... grip
Steve Winn .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Barbeau .... extras casting
Rosalie Chilelli .... extras casting
Robin D. Cook .... casting: canada
Stephanie Gorin .... casting: canada
Karen P. Morris .... casting associate
Jonathan Oliveira .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessie Gibbs .... wardrobe assistant
Zenith Lillie-Eakett .... wardrobe assistant
Jonny Pray .... costume consultant
Anita K. Schapansky .... wardrobe set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Darcy Arthurs .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor
Jim Fleming .... digital intermediate colorist
Rob Gyorgy .... digital intermediate editor
Sandy Pereira .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter Funk .... score mix engineer (as Peter Funke)
Maisie Hitchcock .... assistant to composer
Elissa Lee .... musician: violin solos
David Rose .... music editor
Jeremy Underwood .... recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Seth Gagnon .... picture cars
Gary Guise .... driver
Naeda Keeler .... driver
Mireille Moreau .... driver
Verlyn Robinson .... driver
 
Other crew
Troy Boudreau .... stand-in
Mike Chikoski .... set production assistant
Paul Chodirker .... legal services
Michael Cudmore .... production assistant
Karen Franklin .... business affairs
Ari Haas .... production executive: Myriad Pictures
Karen Martin .... second assistant accountant
Ian Pozzebon .... location assistant
Katrina Saville .... script supervisor
Tina Vacalopoulos .... production coordinator
Srdjan Vilotijevic .... location manager
 
Thanks
Mali Finn .... special thanks
Kenneth Mitchell .... special thanks
Daniel Pancotto .... special thanks
Ron Yerxa .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edwin Boyd" - Canada (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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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:
Anachronisms: In a scene set in 1950 Edwin and his wife watch a newsreel projected in a wide-screen format that wasn't introduced until 1953.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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Soundtrack:
Bachelor BluesSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Realistic, but arid and slow at times, 14 November 2013
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia

Toronto was seemingly a nice and secure town after the World War II, and no or poor security measures in prisons and banks made gangs' ideas and plans easy to fulfill and proceed. Moreover, radios and black-and-white newspapers were not much of help in engaging co-citizens for identification and informing about criminals. Such was the surroundings where Boyd and his fellows lived their life; not as brightly as their U.S. counterparts before and then, which is probably the reason why the depiction is not that catchy and even robberies resemble asking money nicely in the presence of guns... Pre-robbery scenes are too long and only loosely connected with the remaining story, and the ending is rather awkward. The cast is uneven as well, with non-Canadians performing more versatile (Kelly Reilly as Doreen Boyd and Brian Cox as Glover); those presenting the Boyd gang seemed not catchy to me.

Thus, an above-average story based on real events and characters, but not a must-see movie.

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