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Release Date: May 28th, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000

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, Jimmy Cummings, Amanda Peet, Will Arnett, Lawrence Tierney, John Shea

Director: John Shea

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Prophecy Partners Inc. [us]

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

Ratings & Reviews

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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]

  • 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]

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