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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 »
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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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Taglines:

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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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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Filmed in 24 days. See more »

Goofs

When Danny is leaving the alley after the gunfight he has a limp. Remarkably, he recovers and walks away in a brisk walk. 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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Connections

References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Soap and Water
By MAS
Courtesy of Paul Stevens and Xtra Large Entertainment
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FLAT OUT BAD !!
13 July 2000 | by CarBohmSee all my reviews

I lived in South Boston for 10 Years. I wasn't born there or raised in Southie but I had the perspective of living in the place for a long time and some what assimilating into it's culture. "SOUTHIE" in NO WAY (Until the Back Credit Sequence) captures anything REAL about Southie. The character's are cliched, like bad acting versions of Godfather character's with Shanty hats on. The plot is aimless, little or no narrative structure. Sure, South Boston is controlled (to some extent) by the Irish Mafia. However, Southie was a GREAT place to live because there wasn't hardly any crime and no open "violence" involving elements of those organizations. South Boston is a great place. You have yuppies, people right off the boat from Ireland, Southie Natives, in a nice mix that makes up a genuine atmosphere. This film NEVER captures what being in South Boston really feels like visually (neither did Good Will Hunting.) They portray it as an abyss of dank row houses. It doesn't look like that.


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