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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

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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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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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

Before joining the Boyd Gang, Edwin Boyd is portrayed as working alone during bank heists. However, he worked with a partner named Howard Gault, who ended up snitching on Edwin in real life, which led to his first arrest. 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 »

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So Long
Written by Remus Harris, Irving Meisher and Russ Morgan
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Realistic, but arid and slow at times
14 November 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Toronto was seemingly a nice and secure town after the World War II, and no or poor security measures in prisons and banks made gangs' ideas and plans easy to fulfill and proceed. Moreover, radios and black-and-white newspapers were not much of help in engaging co-citizens for identification and informing about criminals. Such was the surroundings where Boyd and his fellows lived their life; not as brightly as their U.S. counterparts before and then, which is probably the reason why the depiction is not that catchy and even robberies resemble asking money nicely in the presence of guns... Pre-robbery scenes are too long and only loosely connected with the remaining story, and the ending is rather awkward. The cast is uneven as well, with non-Canadians performing more versatile (Kelly Reilly as Doreen Boyd and Brian Cox as Glover); those presenting the Boyd gang seemed not catchy to me.

Thus, an above-average story based on real events and characters, but not a must-see movie.


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