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The Black Donnellys 

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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.
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The story of the Donnelly family's arrival in Canada and their realization that what they tried to escape from in Ireland continues in Canada.

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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Tucker ...  Tommy Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Tom Guiry ...  Jimmy Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Olivia Wilde ...  Jenny Reilly 13 episodes, 2007
Billy Lush ...  Kevin Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Michael Stahl-David ...  Sean Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Kirk Acevedo ...  Nicky Cottero 13 episodes, 2007
Keith Nobbs ...  Joey Ice Cream 13 episodes, 2007
Peter Greene ...  Derek 'Dokey' Farrell 13 episodes, 2007
Brian Tarantina ...  Vinnie Culiari 12 episodes, 2007
Patrick Brennan ...  Earl 12 episodes, 2007
Betsy Beutler ...  Joanie 11 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Jenny's Pop / ... 10 episodes, 2007
Kate Mulgrew ...  Helen Donnelly / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Max Miner ...  Young Tommy / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Jimmy Walsh Jimmy Walsh ...  Young Jimmy / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Joseph D'Onofrio ...  Louie Downtown 8 episodes, 2007
Sean Patrick Reilly ...  Mel Donnelly 8 episodes, 2007
Kevin Corrigan ...  Whitey 6 episodes, 2007
James Badge Dale ...  Samson 6 episodes, 2007
Molly Schaffer ...  Kate Farrell 6 episodes, 2007
Nick Damici ...  Ray / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Michael Rispoli ...  Alo / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Jamie Bonelli ...  Nadine / ... 6 episodes, 2007
John Bolger ...  Bobby Donnelly 6 episodes, 2007
T.J. Stanton T.J. Stanton ...  Young Kevin / ... 6 episodes, 2007
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Four very different Irish-American brothers - Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy and Sean - have sworn to live by the code of "family first." But as they become increasingly involved in the ruthless world of New York organized crime, their loyalties to their friends, to their loved ones, and especially to each other will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Anonymous

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Family Above All.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream See more »

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Trivia

Due to licensing restrictions and changing air dates, at least two versions of the pilot exist. The pre-air version featured some tracks that were removed before the official air date on February 26th, 2007. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective at prison: So, where are the bodies?
Joey Ice Cream: Ah, man. These guys are my friends.
Detective at prison: Here's the deal, Joey. You tell us where the bodies are, how they got there, and you stay in solitary, nice and safe. You lie, you go to general population where more people than I can count want to see you dead.
Joey Ice Cream: [looking nervous]
Detective Sunny: [throws a book down on the table harshly] Where are the bodies?
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So Far, So Good
5 March 2007 | by mr-lydianSee all my reviews

I'll go ahead and state that I come from an Irish background, so I was biased toward the show before I watched the pilot. After watching the first two episodes, I'm still on the wagon. It's the first show in a long time that has a perfect blend of plot, characters, and action (I know, most people would say "Lost" has the same blend., but I just think it's so-so--personal opinion).

I'm interested to see how the narrator aspect of the show is going to pan out; I'd assume you can only tell the story in this fashion for so long before it gets old. But, at the beginning, it's very creative and interesting. Here's to (hopefully) the new best show on TV.


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