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The Town (2010)

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As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Doug MacRay
... Claire Keesey
... FBI S.A. Adam Frawley
... James Coughlin
... Krista Coughlin
... Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan
... Desmond Elden
... Dino Ciampa
... Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
... Stephen MacRay
Dennis McLaughlin ... Rusty
Corena Chase ... Agent Quinlan
... Henry
Kerri Dunbar ... Henry's Girl
... Vericom Crew Chief (as Tony V)
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Storyline

The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown, so they want to ensure that she did not see anything that could incriminate ... Written by Huggo

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Welcome to the bank robbery capital of America.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prince of Thieves  »

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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,808,032, 19 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$92,186,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,026,136
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Garber's short appearance in the film was a favor for his friend Ben Affleck. Garber worked for five years with Affleck's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, on the series Alias (2001), and Garber officiated at Garner and Affleck's wedding. See more »

Goofs

When Special Agent Frawley reviews Claire Keesey's case file, the report says the crime occurred in September 2011. It also states that Keesey was born on May 19, 1978, and is 30 years old. If the crime occurred in September 2011, this would make her character 33 years old. See more »

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Doug MacRay: [narrating] Driver's name is Arthur Shea. Former Metro Police officer, fifty-seven years old. Soon as his partner leaves with the coal bag, Artie cracks a Herald, and he don't look up 'til the guy gets back. Marty Maguire. Cummins Armored courier. Five-ten, two-twenty, fifty-two years old. Picks up every Wednesday and Friday at exactly 8:12, makes a hundred and ten dollars a day, carries a Sig nine. And he's about to get robbed.
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99 Bottles
Written by Slaine (as George Carroll) and Christopher McIntire
Performed by Slaine
Courtesy of Suburban Noize Records
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Well done!!
17 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I had a trip to 'the town' last night and well, it is surprisingly entertaining. I still can't believe Ben Affleck can pull off everything (story, screenplay, direction, starring in a lead role) with such an ease. Three years after his debut directional venture 'Gone Baby Gone', Ben comes up with an ever better one this time.

A perfect combo of sold story, captivating screenplay, amazing writing, brilliant character development, good emotional content and brilliant cinematography (watch out for the shaky camera, this is the best camera work I've seen after 'Bourne' series) all together delivers an entertaining action thriller...worth a watch.


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