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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.

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Nathan Morlando

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Nathan Morlando
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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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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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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: People talk about this, um, combat fatigue. I don't know.
Glover: Oh. He's been lazy all his life.
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Written by Frank Loesser
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Lest We Forget
27 May 2012 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

I did not really sync with this movie until Boyd stopped his bus to carry on a wounded vet who was in a wheel chair. He carried him over his back. The faces in the bus were all blank and without expression, you would think risking your life for your country was worth at least some feeling. I can remember growing up in Canada in the 50s, everyone had a stiff upper lip, very few ever talked about WWII. My uncle least of all, until his son, a fireman, was killed saving a man from a burning apartment. Suddenly his days on Malta during the German blitz came back. The movie captured the chill of post WWII and the bleak Victorian like atmosphere in Toronto. The scenes from the Don Jail were totally Gothic, even now the mention of the jail sends shivers down your spine. Nowadays, our wars are fought without declaration, our soldiers are sent to places where they don't even know who the enemy is. We expect that our society will be protected by superheros. The truth is that ordinary people fight for our freedom without fanfare, and unfortunately often with no support when they come home. This movie was a perfect description of this.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$625, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$625
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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