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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 »

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John Shea

Writers:

James Michael Cummings (as Jimmy Cummings), Dave McLaughlin | 1 more credit »
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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 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 Neighborhood In America 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 »

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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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Trivia

Filmed in 24 days. See more »

Goofs

During the singing of "Southie is My Hometown" the lyric "raised up on D Street" in the second verse is incorrect. The correct lyric is "raised up on B Street." See more »

Quotes

Kathy Quinn: I'm proud of you Danny, I really am. I am so proud of you, but I can't be you.
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Connections

References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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The Quinns of South Boston
19 September 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It's too bad this independent production didn't have some of the advantages of a major studio. The camera work is mediocre and the sound level is just terrible in spots. I hope that the latter is the result of me having a bad VHS copy.

Southie is not the kind of film that the late Pat O'Brien would have appeared in. It's the story of the South Boston neighborhood, a rugged Irish enclave as seen through the eyes of Danny Quinn and his family. It certainly isn't all Irish charm and blarney.

Donnie Wahlberg, late of New Kids on the Block and older brother of Mark Wahlberg, is Danny Quinn. He's gotten in trouble with the son of one of the two local mob chieftains vying for control of the neighborhood. So he beat it to New York for a while and now he's back.

He tries to go straight, but because of the need for money due to his mom's heart condition, young Quinn gets involved again in illegal activities. His old enemy is still around and leads to a whole lot of tragedy.

This was obviously a labor of love for Wahlberg as that's where he and the other New Kids on the Block sprang from. Too bad his neighborhood wasn't better photographed.

Lawrence Tierney as the old mob boss from South Boston and Anne Meara as Wahlberg's mother give strong performances.

This was all under the direction of John Shea, better known as Lex Luthor, from Lois and Clark. Too bad he didn't have better production values in what could have been a great film.


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