Black Irish

Synopsis: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball championships - but must struggle to withstand his brother's destructive influence. When the two inevitably clash in a life-and-death confrontation, family ties-and futures-are at stake.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Brad Gann
Production: Anywhere
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Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

It's important you eat.

Oh, God, Ma, get it out.

Peanut butter.

I can smell it.

You need the protein.

I need to feel normal again.

I know. I know.

Does this mean

you're not mad at me?

Don't get

the wrong idea, Katie.

I'm still mad at you

and that boyfriend of yours,

but we'll get everything

taken care of.

You know what

we discussed, Ma?

It's not such

a terrible thing.

No child of mine

is having an abortion.

Oh, no.

[dog whines]


No running

in the house!

Kid listens good.

What's with you?

My rabbit.

I forgot to give her

her medicine.

Didn't make it, huh?

Looks like it's gonna be

rabbit fricassee tonight.


Why don't you fellas

go on ahead?

I'll meet you later.

If I'm late, I want

a 20 on Early Warning.

You got that?

No problemo, Des.

Yeah, I'd hustle if I was you.

There's some good picks

out there today.

Oh, I know it.

You think you can get one

past your old man, huh?

[door opens]

What do you mean?

[door closes]

When you were crying

like a girl, I smelled

booze on your breath.

You can't have it

both ways.

Either you cry like a girl

or you drink like a man.

What's it gonna be?

You think you can drink

like a man at your age,

then follow through

and do it.

As my father used to say,

"Save the tears

for the cemetery

'cause they're wasted

on me."

Go ahead.

Maybe you

shouldn't drink, either.

What did you say?


You know, maybe when I ask you

what I should or shouldn't do,

you'll know you're

old enough to tell me.




Clean up the mess.

Any of your friends

want a drink,

you know where to send 'em.


Not again.

That's my goddamn shoe.

[growling continues]


Didn't fit right, anyway,

you woolly-headed

son of a bitch.


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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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