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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
A prodigal (Donnie Wahlberg) finds trouble upon returning from New York City to his Boston neighborhood.

Cast: Donnie Wahlberg , Rose McGowan , Anne Meara , James Cummings , Amanda Peet , Will Arnett , Lawrence Tierney , John Shea

Director: John Shea

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Sterling Home Entertainment, Winchester Films, Xscapade Pictures Ltd. [gb], Lionsgate Films

Southie (1998)

Release Date: May 28th, 1999|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • Juicy acting and an intense individual and communal commitment that seems to boil up from the streets carry Southie past its structural and technical limitations. [28 May 1999] show more

  • The acting is admirable and the film's hip, on-the-street feel is enticing, it's just too bad that this Irish "Goodfellas" hangs itself with a plot that's contrived and one dimensional. show more

  • Directed with a Scorsese-ish flair by actor John Shea (who also plays a small part), the film is loaded with gritty atmosphere and touches of authenticity. [12 Jun 1998] show more

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If You Liked 'The Fighter,' You Might Like ... 'Southie: Toughest Neighborhood in America'

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Gabrielle Dunn on Feb 4th, 2011 5:15PM

When I was a freshman in college, I found a movie that changed my life. No, not 'The Royal Tenenbaums' or 'Casablanca.' It was the decidedly less-profound 'Southie: Toughest Neighborhood in...

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