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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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Colie Powers
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Joey Ward (as James Cummings)
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Whitey
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Marianne Silva
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Martin Powers
Josh Marchette ...
Will Casey
Steven Kozlowski ...
Jimmy Quinn (as Steve Kozlowski)
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Teddy Mac
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Davy Quinn
David Fitzgerald ...
Butchie Ward (as Dave Fitzgerald)
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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 »

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

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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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References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Groove Girl
By the Charade
Courtesy of Keith Ozar
Copyright 1998 Stapes-Treboschi
Planet of the Stapes (ASCAP)
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Mean Boston streets
2 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Southie" is worth a look. We have seen this movie before, only that now instead of being about Italian-Americans, it depicts Irish-Americans in Boston. As directed by John Shea, it misses the mark, but it shows a director who shows a lot of promise, as we already know him as an excellent film actor.

The film has an improvised look, which might have been the case, but we'll never know. The different Boston heavy accents stand in the way for enjoying it much more, in my humble opinion.

Donnie Wahlberg shows his usual intensity. Rose McGowan, as Kathy, shows she has the potential to do bigger and better things. As the Quinn matriarch, it was a pleasure to see Anne Meara, a wonderful actress and a great human being in real life.

Let's hope Mr. Shea will come out with a better film the next time out.


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