Live by Night

Synopsis: Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ben Affleck
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

and I have feelings that

cause me to question

the wisdom of consorting

with the type of woman..

who knowingly consorts

with criminals.

Did you follow all that?

Enough, Dad. Enough, ok?

My uncle mentioned a cop run

his payroll, name of Coughlin.

Is that you?

This uncle would be

your Uncle Robert?

Who everyone knows as Bobo?

The police officer you

refer to is Elmer Conklin.

He is stationed in Savin Hill.

He collects shakedowns from illegal

establishments such as Bobo's.

I rarely get out of Dorchester.


as Deputy Superintendent,

I'd be happy to take a

greater interest in BoBo..

I need to powder.

Was that necessary?

I didn't start the fight, Joseph... don't criticize me

for how I finished it.

I've been a police officer

for 37 years and I've learned

one thing above all.

Do you know what it is?

It's going to be another

yarn from the old country?


What you put out in the world

will always come back to you.

But never how you predict.

I'm sure it doesn't.

Unearned confidence of that

about which one is ignorant,

always has the brightest glow.

I think I've heard enough.

She's quite easy on the eyes.

Yeah, she is.

Apart from that,

I fail to grasp what you see in her.

She's from Dorchester?

Well, that doesn't help.

Her father's a pimp.

Her uncle killed two men.

I could overlook all that,

Joseph, if she wasn't...

She just doesn't pretend

to be something she's not.

Maybe she's just asleep.

Thanks for stopping by.

Maybe you should climb

under his covers tonight.

- What?

- He looked at me like I'm trash!

We're not people, We're just

the Goulds from Dorchester.

We tat the lace for your f***in'

carpets. Jesus.

Don't f***in' touch me!

My whole life,

I got the high hat

and the icy mitt from

people like your father.

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Ben Affleck

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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