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Citizen Gangster (2011)

Edwin Boyd (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 27 April 2012 (USA)
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WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

Director:

Nathan Morlando

Writer:

Nathan Morlando
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Speedman ... Edwin Boyd
Kelly Reilly ... Doreen Boyd
Kevin Durand ... Lenny Jackson
Joseph Cross ... Val Kozak
Brendan Fletcher ... Willie 'The Clown' Jackson
Charlotte Sullivan ... Mary Mitchell
Melanie Scrofano ... Ann Roberts
Brian Cox ... Glover Boyd
William Mapother ... Detective David Rhys
Christian Martyn ... Billy Boyd
Cynthia Galant ... Carolyn Boyd
Daniel Kash ... Al
Joris Jarsky ... War Veteran
Brigitte Kingsley ... Fiona Kordic
Tara Nicodemo ... Bank Teller (Robbery 1)
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Storyline

Based on a real WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. He discovers a way to do both, robbing banks Hollywood style, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Gangster. Media darling. Model citizen.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Citizen Gangster See more »

Filming Locations:

Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The historic archive footage of Lorne Greene reporting on the Boyd Gang was the the very first telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television network (CBC-TV). See more »

Goofs

Most cigarettes smoked in the movie feature a filter. The film takes place around 1950, while the "Winston", the first filter cigarette introduced in Northern America, has not been available until 1954. See more »

Quotes

Doreen Boyd: Your dreams, you made them ours. And I believed you. I didn't think it would be like this, Eddie.
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way You Look Tonight
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Arranged by Aram Mandossian
Performed by Scott Speedman
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F.Y.I. One of the 10 Best Canadian movies of the Year
5 January 2012 | by ltblSee all my reviews

Many thanks to our previous reviewer for - once again - confirming how narrow minded and stereotypical can the response of the general American viewing public be towards foreign material. Particularly in regards to great films made with very, very limited resources. Comparisons to Bonnie and Clyde? Please. If you can't read Cassavetes or the early Scorsese throughout Morlando's film I won't bother explain. And b.t.w. Scott Speedman completely nails the part with his best performance to date in my (and not only mine) opinion. I won't start here the debate on the current sorry and pathetic state of the big US film studios and market in general because that would be like shooting on the Red Cross. Please...

My most sincere admiration goes to this movie, the director and the production team as a whole.

BRAVO!!!


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