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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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Maso Pescatore
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Thomas Coughlin
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Albert White
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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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$108,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,000 (USA) (23 December 2016)

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$10,377,558 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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Joey Gentile was considered and campaigned for the role of Digger Pescatore. See more »

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While at the movies with his son Joe muses about the rise of Hitler and suggests that it is unlikely there will be another war. However as the credits of the movie roll the production year is shown as MCMXLI (1941). See more »

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Joe Coughlin: Maybe it's true. We all find ourselves in lives we didn't expect. But what I learned was powerful men don't have to be cruel. I got one guaranteed life, I was gonna live it. I had a plan. Do you think that we got where we are by lettin' some inbreds muscle us?
Virgil Beauregard: If that's what you think we are, you makin' a fatal miscalculation. We're clerks, bankers, police officers, we ain't gotta judge. And if ya didn't wanna have to fight us, I'm gon rain bloody hellfire down on you and all you ...
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Moonshine
Performed by Foy Vance feat. Kacey Musgraves
Written by Foy Vance
Produced by Blake Mills
Foy Vance appears courtesy of Gingerbread Man Records / Atlantic Records
Kacey Musgraves appears courtesy of Mercury Nashville
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Gangster Movie
14 January 2017 | by (United States) – 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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