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Inspired by his own tough childhood on the unforgiving streets of South Boston, director/co-screenwriter (along with [[Performer~P490439~Paul T. Murray~paultmurray]] and [[Performer~P216357~Donnie Wahlberg~donniewahlberg]]) [[Performer~P298042~Brian Goodman~briangoodman]]'s tough-talking crime drama follows the journey of two childhood friends as they attempt to sever their powerful underworld ties. Ever since they were just young kids, Brian ([[Performer~P197651~Mark Ruffalo~markruffalo]]) and Paulie ([[Performer~P31094~Ethan Hawke~ethanhawke]]) have always watched out for one another. From the petty crimes and misdemeanors of childhood to more serious criminal endeavors as they take their tenuous first steps into adulthood, the two sworn friends do their best to survive in the dog-eat-dog neighborhood while gradually falling under the sway of powerful crime boss Pat Kelly ([[Performer~P298042~Goodman~briangoodman]]). Fifteen years later, Brian finds his drug addiction threatening to drive away his wife ([[Performer~P215968~Amanda Peet~amandapeet]]) while simultaneously taking a toll on his longtime friendship with Paulie. It seems that neither of the two men can break free of the vicious cycle that threatens to consume them, and as turf-war tensions begin to build, police detective Moran ([[Performer~P216357~Wahlberg~donniewahlberg]]) takes to the streets determined to clean them up once and for all. Will Brian and Paulie prove successful in earning some quick cash while staying off the detective's radar, or has their longtime lucky streak in dealing with the law finally dried up? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 12, 2008

Crew

Brian Goodman
Director
Rod Lurie
Producer
Bob Yari
Producer
Marc Frydman
Producer
Paul T. Murray
Screenwriter
Brian Goodman
Screenwriter
Donnie Wahlberg
Screenwriter
Chris Norr
Cinematographer
Alex Wurman
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Hoffman
Editor
Henry Dunn
Production Designer
William J. Immerman
Executive Producer
Peter R. McIntosh
Executive Producer
Roemehl Hawkins
Costume Designer
Robert Getty
Sound/Sound Designer
Angela Peri
Casting
Donna Deseta
Casting
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