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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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Margaret McKay
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Anthony
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Graves
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Maria
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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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Two brothers, you can choose your dreams, but you can't choose family. See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for some language and brief violence
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Czarna lukrecja  »

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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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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

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: We're family, you and me. Black Irish. But you, you're more like black licorice. You're soft and sweet, and hollow on the inside.
Cole McKay: We may be brothers, but I'm nothing like you.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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The most Sincere movie I've seen in many years . .
31 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

What an excellent movie. With surprises all around. It would have been so very easy to make this exactly what was expected of it - a mediocre Indie Drama about a typical dysfunctional American family, with this one happening to be Irish and from Southie. What we get instead is one that fell through the cracks, as it went right to DVD. The critics and distributors missed this one. Had someone besides the author believed in it and packaged it right - it would have been a hit. It is well written, well acted, with several unexpected turns toward the Light - by multiple characters facing their own dilemma. The kind of differences that separate the bland from the sublime. I'm speaking of subtleties not the spectacular. So if you go in looking for the spectacular - you'll miss the supernatural. Which is almost always, subtle. It even manages a happy ending, which is tricky at best with a story like this. Well done all.

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