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Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

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A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.


Joe Berlinger
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rakes Stephen Rakes ... Self - Bulger Extortion Victim
James 'Whitey' Bulger ... Self - Defendant
Tommy Donahue Tommy Donahue ... Self - Son of Victim Michael Donahue
David Boeri ... Self - WBUR Senior Reporter
Steve Davis Steve Davis ... Self - Brother of Victim Debra Davis
Dick Lehr Dick Lehr ... Self - Author / Journalist
Shelley Murphy Shelley Murphy ... Self - Boston Globe Reporter
Patricia Donahue Patricia Donahue ... Self - Wife of Victim Michael Donahue
J.W. Carney Jr. J.W. Carney Jr. ... Self - Bulger Defense Attorney (voice)
Kevin Cullen Kevin Cullen ... Self - Boston Globe Coulmnist
Kevin Weeks Kevin Weeks ... Self - Former Member, Winter Hill Gang
Bob Long Bob Long ... Self - Det. Liut. Inspector, Massachusetts State Police, Retired
T.J. English T.J. English ... Self - Author / Journalist
Angela Clemente Angela Clemente ... Self - Forensic Intelligence Analyst
Bob Fitzpatrick Bob Fitzpatrick ... Self - Former FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)


WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger captures the sensational trial of infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with Federal Prosecutors, retired FBI and State Police, victims, lawyers, gangsters and journalists, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger examines Bulger's relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Pulling back the curtain on long-held Bulger mythology, the film challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking, new allegations. With unprecedented access, Berlinger's latest crime documentary offers a universal tale of human frailty, opportunism, deception, and the often elusive nature of truth and justice. Written by Anonymous

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The FBI thought they had him. It was the other way around.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some crime scene images | See all certifications »

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Wow powerful stuff! Being from Massachusetts it's scary
20 July 2020 | by pineaultnicoleSee all my reviews

I don't want to put spoilers in this so I'll just sum it up by saying it made me fear my state's government as much as the mob, maybe more so.. it's a ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE! I've recommended it to my family and some family from Southie that grew up with Whitey running their streets n he was no joke!! I'm gonna stop there as I said no spoilers.. watch it n decide for yourself!

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Release Date:

27 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,287, 29 June 2014

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CNN Films, RadicalMedia See more »
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1.85 : 1
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