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Southie (1998)

R | | Drama | 28 May 1999 (USA)
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South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of ... See full summary »

Director:

John Shea

Writers:

James Michael Cummings (as Jimmy Cummings), Dave McLaughlin | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Wahlberg ... Danny Quinn
Rose McGowan ... Kathy Quinn
Anne Meara ... Mrs. Quinn
Lawrence Tierney ... Colie Powers
John Shea ... Peter Binda
James Michael Cummings ... Joey Ward (as James Cummings)
Will Arnett ... Whitey
Amanda Peet ... Marianne Silva
Jere Shea ... Martin Powers
Josh Marchette Josh Marchette ... Will Casey
Steven Kozlowski Steven Kozlowski ... Jimmy Quinn (as Steve Kozlowski)
Jay Giannone ... Teddy Mac
Robert Wahlberg ... Davy Quinn
David Fitzgerald David Fitzgerald ... Butchie Ward (as Dave Fitzgerald)
Steve Sweeney ... Paul Finnerty
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South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another. Written by Anonymous

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The toughest thing about South Boston is coming back See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brass Ring See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Prophecy Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 24 days. See more »

Goofs

When Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is leaving Southie towards the end, he boards a #7 bus at Broadway station, however seconds later, he's seen traveling in a #11 Bus See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Quinn: You're a good boy, Danny.
Danny Quinn: But being a good boy's not enough, you know. It's not gonna pay the bills.
Mrs. Quinn: Sweetheart, you've done enough. Don't worry.
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References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Southie Is My Hometown
Written by Benjamin Drohan
Courtesy of Warner Chappel Music
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Which South Boston are some of you from?
25 December 2003 | by Bevan - #4See all my reviews

... the Southie that tried so hard from the Garrity era on down to portray themselves as Just Another Heart Of Gold (all-white) Community, or the one that really exists?

This isn't a great movie. The production values are spotty, such plot as exists is threadbare, sound fades in and out, and you won't put the tape back in the box having learned much of anything.

But paintings don't tell stories either; they're evocative mood-setting pieces, and so is this movie. Wahlberg doesn't put phony speeches in the characters' mouths, he doesn't have a happy ending, nothing much is resolved, and no one is any less of a mess than at the beginning. He presents you a moving image of a profane, drunken, violent environment that is a side of Southie the residents and the city of Boston would prefer you not see. It's there nonetheless.

6/10.


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