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 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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Connections

References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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Bottle Of Jack
Written by Wayne Boon & Kevin Conklin
Performed by The Wayne Boon Band
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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Progressively gets better and better.
26 July 2011 | by WilsonWalrusSee all my reviews

At the beginning of this movie, I had a bit of a negative predisposition towards it. However, the longer I watched it, the more I became emotionally involved (I'm not someone who typically cries during movies; I'll occasionally tear up, but nothing like this). The characters develop, the plot improves, everything about it just gets better. This movie is definitely under appreciated by critics and the people who have given it low scores. There were times when things happened so unexpectedly and intensely that I could feel my adrenaline rushing like I was personally involved. I highly recommend White Irish Drinkers. It's a gritty, emotional, and extremely engaging story with a dark, twisted sense of humor providing occasional comic relief.


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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,836, 27 March 2011

Gross USA:

$31,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,056
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2.35 : 1
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