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White Irish Drinkers (2010)

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Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.

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John Gray

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John Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Thurston ... Brian
Geoffrey Wigdor ... Danny
Karen Allen ... Margaret
Stephen Lang ... Patrick
Peter Riegert ... Whitey
Leslie Murphy ... Shauna
Zachary Booth ... Todd
Robbie Sublett ... Ray (as Robbie Collier Sublett)
Michael Drayer ... Dennis
Henry Zebrowski ... Jerry
Ken Jennings Ken Jennings ... Jimmy Cheeks
Regan Mizrahi ... Little Brian
Anthony Amorim ... Little Danny
Jackie Martling ... Cop
Jimmy Palumbo ... Shorty
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Storyline

It's early autumn of 1975 in Brooklyn and 18-year-old Brian Leary (Nick Thurston) is killing time, pulling off petty crimes with his street tough older brother Danny (Geoff Wigdor), whom he both idolizes and fears. He doesn't really want to be a criminal, but he doesn't share the dreams of his old friends from their working class neighborhood either. They all yearn for the culturally approved 9-to-5 Civil Service jobs with benefit packages that will carry them through weekends of beer into lazy retirement. Brian doesn't want to end up in a soul-numbing job like his buddies, but he's sure he doesn't want to be like his best friend Todd (Zachary Booth) either. Todd has betrayed their blue-collar roots by accepting a scholarship to college. But Brian has a secret -- he's a talented artist. In the basement of the bagel shop beneath his parent's apartment, he creates impressionistic charcoal and watercolor images of the stifling city that surrounds him. When he puts on his headphones and ... Written by Official site

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Blood is thicker than Brooklyn.

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Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilo jednom u Bruklinu See more »

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Annus Mirabilis Inc. See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Connections

References A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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I'd Be Gone
Written by Thomas Marolda
Performed by Thomas Marolda (as Tommy Marolda)
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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Well crafted drama that tests the power of loyalty in a struggling Brooklyn family
29 March 2011 | by bss09See all my reviews

I'm drawn to movies that deal with families that are not as picture perfect as Hollywood movies normally depict them to be. White Irish Drinkers reveals the dark side of an alcoholic, dehumanized father, a mother who is trapped in an abusive marriage, and two coming-of-age brothers who are forced find their own way to escape their bleak futures---- at whatever cost.

For a film marketed around the line "Blood is thicket than Brooklyn" -- it's an honest and heartwarming independent. It's a genuine story that tests the power of loyalty in the middle of crime-infested Brooklyn.. White Irish Drinkers is definitely one of those movies that puts everything into perspective.


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