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Southie (1998)

R | | Drama | 28 May 1999 (USA)
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South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of ... See full summary »

Director:

John Shea

Writers:

James Michael Cummings (as Jimmy Cummings), Dave McLaughlin | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Wahlberg ... Danny Quinn
Rose McGowan ... Kathy Quinn
Anne Meara ... Mrs. Quinn
Lawrence Tierney ... Colie Powers
John Shea ... Peter Binda
James Michael Cummings ... Joey Ward (as James Cummings)
Will Arnett ... Whitey
Amanda Peet ... Marianne Silva
Jere Shea ... Martin Powers
Josh Marchette Josh Marchette ... Will Casey
Steven Kozlowski Steven Kozlowski ... Jimmy Quinn (as Steve Kozlowski)
Jay Giannone ... Teddy Mac
Robert Wahlberg ... Davy Quinn
David Fitzgerald David Fitzgerald ... Butchie Ward (as Dave Fitzgerald)
Steve Sweeney ... Paul Finnerty
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Storyline

South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Toughest Neighborhood In America See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brass Ring See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,860, 31 May 1999

Gross USA:

$52,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,819
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Prophecy Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 24 days. See more »

Goofs

When Danny is leaving the alley after the gunfight he has a limp. Remarkably, he recovers and walks away in a brisk walk. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Quinn: You're a good boy, Danny.
Danny Quinn: But being a good boy's not enough, you know. It's not gonna pay the bills.
Mrs. Quinn: Sweetheart, you've done enough. Don't worry.
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Connections

References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Long Time a Comin'
By Bap Kennedy
Courtesy of E-Squared Records, Inc.
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Mean Boston streets
2 March 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

"Southie" is worth a look. We have seen this movie before, only that now instead of being about Italian-Americans, it depicts Irish-Americans in Boston. As directed by John Shea, it misses the mark, but it shows a director who shows a lot of promise, as we already know him as an excellent film actor.

The film has an improvised look, which might have been the case, but we'll never know. The different Boston heavy accents stand in the way for enjoying it much more, in my humble opinion.

Donnie Wahlberg shows his usual intensity. Rose McGowan, as Kathy, shows she has the potential to do bigger and better things. As the Quinn matriarch, it was a pleasure to see Anne Meara, a wonderful actress and a great human being in real life.

Let's hope Mr. Shea will come out with a better film the next time out.


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