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Black Irish (2007)

R | | Drama | 20 April 2007 (USA)
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A teenage boy longs to win the attention of his emotionally distant father.

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Brad Gann

Writer:

Brad Gann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Cole McKay
Brendan Gleeson ... Desmond McKay
Tom Guiry ... Terry McKay
Melissa Leo ... Margaret McKay
Emily VanCamp ... Kathleen McKay
Michael Rispoli ... Joey
Francis Capra ... Anthony
Finn Curtin Finn Curtin ... Coach Mahoney
Scott Winters Scott Winters ... Doctor
Frank T. Wells Frank T. Wells ... Father Magruder
Wilson Better ... Graves
Bonnie Dennison ... Maria
Michael McCarthy Michael McCarthy ... Maria's Father
Joanna Herrington ... Maria's Mother
Kevin Chapman ... Officer Pierce
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Storyline

In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball championships - but must struggle to withstand his brother's destructive influence. When the two inevitably clash in a life-and-death confrontation, family ties-and futures-are at stake. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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You can't choose family. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czarna lukrecja See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,900, 26 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,900, 26 October 2007
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Rispoli and Michael Angarano starred together previously in One Last Thing. See more »

Goofs

When Tom Guiry goes to the Marine Corps recruiting office, he speaks with a Lieutenant, played by Kevin Chapman. Except, the Lieutenant is wearing enlisted Dress Blues (red piping on only enlisted uniform), not an Officer uniform. To make matters worse, the Dress Blue uniform hanging in the background is an Officer dress blue coat (without red piping), but then has enlisted chevrons sewn on the sleeve. So both uniforms are incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Terry McKay: [Glares at his brother] Get out back and start pushing.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Black Irish
16 March 2008 | by Raging_Bull27See all my reviews

A young man struggles to grow up with principles as his family begins to self-destruct around him in this coming of age drama. Cole McKay (Michael Angarano) is a boy in his middle-teens growing up in an Irish-Catholic family in Boston. While Cole has dreams of playing major league baseball some day, his parents Desmond (Brendan Gleeson) and Margaret (Melissa Leo) are blind to his ambitions, and his older brother Terry (Tom Guiry) is a petty criminal who is unwittingly drawing Cole into his orbit. While Margaret is obsessed with projecting an image that the McKay family are happy and God-fearing folk, Desmond has been sinking deeper into depression ever since he lost his job, and his marriage is slowly but surely falling apart. The family's pride takes a body blow when Cole's teenage sister Kathleen (Emily Van Camp) discovers she's pregnant, but Cole decides it's time he took on some adult responsibilities, and gets himself a part-time job at a restaurant. Black Irish was the first directorial effort for screenwriter Brad Gann.


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