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Live by Night (2016)

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A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

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... Joe Coughlin
... Loretta Figgis
... Maso Pescatore
... Thomas Coughlin
... Albert White
... RD Pruitt
... Dion Bartolo
... Emma Gould
... Esteban Suarez (as Miguel J. Pimentel)
... Graciela
... Chief Figgis
... Tim Hickey
... Digger Pescatore
... Ritz Investor
... Virgil Beauregard (as JD Evermore)
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Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying... Written by Anonymous

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The American Dream has a price See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Vivir de Noche  »

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$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,000, 23 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,377,558, 3 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,706,524, 27 January 2017
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Five city blocks of Brunswick, GA went through a months long transformation to look like Ybor City. See more »

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The opening sequence includes a photo of a dead Civil War soldier with a bloody face. Ben Affleck's character fought in World War 1. See more »

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Joe Coughlin: [narrating] In 1917, I signed up to fight the Huns in France. Good men died all around me, and I saw no reason for it. The rules we lived by were lies. And they didn't apply to those who made them. I swore If I made it home, I would never follow orders again. I left a soldier, I came home an outlaw.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Live by Night/Patriots Day (2017) See more »

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We'll Understand It Better By And By
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Performed by Herb Pedersen, Patrick Sauber and Willie Watson
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Gangster Movie
14 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I went to the theater to watch a Gangster/Mafia movie, and I got one. Mafia movies are by far my favorite type of movie. Live by Night delivered that 1920's gangster look. Ben Affleck does an amazing Irish Mafia member persona. The story was very moving and the characters were likable. There was just enough action in the movie. The tommy gun fight scenes felt like a real 1920's gang shoot out. Live by Night shows a true gangster movie look. Most Mafia movies rely on the story to make their movie good. Live by Night uses action and an amazing story. I had a little trouble with keeping up with the names of the characters but later on I started memorizing their names. Defiantly go see this movie if your a gangster/mafia movie fan. Live by Night will not disappoint you.


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