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Black Irish (2007)

R | | Drama | 28 March 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 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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief violence
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Trivia

Tom Guiry, who portrays Terry McKay in this film also featured in another Boston Drama, Mystic River. He also starred in another film that heavily features baseball, The Last Home Run. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in the McKay's living room where the Father is comparing life to baseball while watching the game, the first shots of the game are the Red Sox playing at Yankee Stadium, while the later shots in the conversation show the Red Sox paying home at Fenway Park. See more »

Quotes

Desmond McKay: Baseball is exactly like life. The majority of the time absolutely nothing happens. And then, certain moments and certain days, you get all the glory in the world, or all the shit.
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Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Riding Gloves
By Jesse de Natale
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the south side of good living
25 March 2008 | by WCS02See all my reviews

Problems are hurled at the McKay family as if they were in a batting cage with an endless supply of quarters and no bat. This South Boston Irish-Catholic family deals with the rock bottom side of life they best way they know how. Baseball quietly emerges as a rallying dynamic for the seemingly-defeated male McKays in this coming of age story. It has a lot of heart, and there's a lot to like here. My criticism is that there's too much misfortune for one 95 minute story - as if every stereotype in play today had to be included. It moved me nevertheless. I recommend it. It seems to have gone directly to DVD but should have enjoyed a stint in the theater first.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,900, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$6,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,900
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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