5.9/10
340
7 user 1 critic

Oxy-Morons (2010)

Not Rated | | Action , Thriller
The gritty true-life story of a notorious Boston criminal and his gang who, driven by addiction and greed, commit a series of dangerous robberies during the height of the OxyContin drug trade.

Director:

Johnny Hickey

Writer:

Johnny Hickey
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Di Paola ... Det. Greico
Johnny Hickey ... Danny
Tim Sylvia Tim Sylvia ... Monster
David Burns ... Jason
Patty Ross ... Patty
Brendan Brennan Brendan Brennan ... Fruit Loops
Mercy Rincon Mercy Rincon ... Katie
Christian Trotta Christian Trotta ... Weasel
Jim Cullity Jim Cullity ... Det. Griffen
Anthony Paolucci ... CO Quinn
Benny Frangioso Benny Frangioso ... Beanzy
Richard DeAgazio ... Judge Corman
Jon Saphire ... Chuck Wilson
Gennaro Riccio Gennaro Riccio ... Nutzy
Chris Pereira Chris Pereira ... Louie
Edit

Storyline

The gritty true-life story of a notorious Boston criminal and his gang who, driven by addiction and greed, commit a series of dangerous robberies during the height of the OxyContin drug trade.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There was over 2 gallons of stage blood used in the jail scenes. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, a pharmaceutical salesman is shown "detailing" a physician and lauding the merits of a new prescription drug known as "Oxy-Contin." This is completely in error. Oxy-Contin is a Schedule II narcotic which can only be handled by physicians and pharmacists who have a current "BNDD number." Salesmen, as shown in this scene are not entitled to have any of a Schedule II medication and federal law prohibits giving out samples of any scheduled drugs. See more »

Soundtracks

Sworn By You
Written by Mark Nelson
Performed by Machinery Hall
Published by MAHA Music ASCAP
Courtesy of Permagrin Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Just telling it how it is....
1 March 2011 | by guydlowSee all my reviews

The movie focuses on the prescription painkiller oxycodone, and how it exploded on the streets 10 years ago, causing many people to become addicted and do whatever it took to get their fix. I have seen the power of this drug and how it has the ability to consume and even kill people. As the movie demonstrates, there is little an addict won't do to get their fix. It's amazing how so many pharmaceutical drugs are over prescribed, causing harm to and even killing so many people, yet marijuana is illegal. It's all about the FDA, drug companies, insurance companies, law enforcement, and $$$$$$$. In the movie, we see the pharmaceutical sales rep persuading the doctor to try this new miracle pill on her patients, and then we see the consequences when the drug is not respected. The film shows the dark side of what happened on the streets- addiction, greed, murder, betrayal, self-destruction, revenge, and misery. The plot is intricate yet highly believable. Some scenes were quite emotional and you couldn't help feeling empathetic for many of the characters, all of whom were a perfect fit for their respective roles. These guys were a real-life crew from Boston (Charlestown) who hustled and did what they had to do to get by. The only big name in the movie was Tim Sylvia (former UFC heavyweight champ) who obviously was believable as a member of the tough crew of oxy bandits. If you or any of your boys used to make plays for a living, or still do, this film is a must-see. If you've seen anyone in your life get bit by drug addiction, this film will really hit home. I'd say it was better than "The Town" as far as plot and action, and hopefully it gets the recognition it deserves despite the lack of advertising. I wish it was a half hour longer! In short- great idea for a movie, well-designed plot, outstanding action, and awesome soundtrack.


16 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed