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Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

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A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rakes ...
Himself - Bulger Extortion Victim
James 'Whitey' Bulger ...
Himself - Defendant
Tommy Donahue ...
Himself - Son of Victim Michael Donahue
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Himself - WBUR Senior Reporter
Steve Davis ...
Himself - Brother of Victim Debra Davis
Dick Lehr ...
Himself - Author / Journalist
Shelley Murphy ...
Herself - Boston Globe Reporter
Patricia Donahue ...
Herself - Wife of Victim Michael Donahue
J.W. Carney Jr. ...
Himself - Bulger Defense Attorney (voice)
Kevin Cullen ...
Himself - Boston Globe Coulmnist
Kevin Weeks ...
Himself - Former Member, Winter Hill Gang
Bob Long ...
Himself - Det. Liut. Inspector, Massachusetts State Police, Retired
T.J. English ...
Himself - Author / Journalist
Angela Clemente ...
Herself - Forensic Intelligence Analyst
Bob Fitzpatrick ...
Himself - Former FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)
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WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger captures the sensational trial of infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with Federal Prosecutors, retired FBI and State Police, victims, lawyers, gangsters and journalists, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger examines Bulger's relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Pulling back the curtain on long-held Bulger mythology, the film challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking, new allegations. With unprecedented access, Berlinger's latest crime documentary offers a universal tale of human frailty, opportunism, deception, and the often elusive nature of truth and justice. Written by Anonymous

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The FBI thought they had him. It was the other way around.


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Rated R for language and some crime scene images | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,287, 29 June 2014, Limited Release

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$75,644, 15 August 2014
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Outstanding work, original directing, well researched, and pure subject matter. Although I do not agree with every insinuation in the film, it is none the less presented very well. The editing is the real star here which makes the court room dialog's a pleasure to watch. The interviews are personal and enthralling, you can actually feel the victim's emotions. For a long time there was not much information on this subject (for obvious reasons) and now we have several decent documentaries. If you are interested in Boston's organized crime legacy then this picture is a must see!

I am glad Bulger was caught, and he got what he deserved. I hope this can bring piece of mind to many of the families of the victim's he affected. Watch to see what became of several of the Bulger associates I think you will be surprised to learn some of the deals that were cut after the trials!


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