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The Black Donnellys 

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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Tucker ...  Tommy Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Tom Guiry ...  Jimmy Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Olivia Wilde ...  Jenny Reilly 13 episodes, 2007
Billy Lush ...  Kevin Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Michael Stahl-David ...  Sean Donnelly 13 episodes, 2007
Kirk Acevedo ...  Nicky Cottero 13 episodes, 2007
Keith Nobbs ...  Joey Ice Cream 13 episodes, 2007
Peter Greene ...  Derek 'Dokey' Farrell 13 episodes, 2007
Brian Tarantina ...  Vinnie Culiari 12 episodes, 2007
Patrick Brennan ...  Earl 12 episodes, 2007
Betsy Beutler ...  Joanie 11 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Jenny's Pop / ... 10 episodes, 2007
Kate Mulgrew ...  Helen Donnelly / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Max Miner ...  Young Tommy / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Jimmy Walsh Jimmy Walsh ...  Young Jimmy / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Joseph D'Onofrio ...  Louie Downtown 8 episodes, 2007
Sean Patrick Reilly ...  Mel Donnelly 8 episodes, 2007
Kevin Corrigan ...  Whitey 6 episodes, 2007
James Badge Dale ...  Samson 6 episodes, 2007
Molly Schaffer ...  Kate Farrell 6 episodes, 2007
Nick Damici ...  Ray / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Michael Rispoli ...  Alo / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Jamie Bonelli ...  Nadine / ... 6 episodes, 2007
John Bolger ...  Bobby Donnelly 6 episodes, 2007
T.J. Stanton T.J. Stanton ...  Young Kevin / ... 6 episodes, 2007
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Four very different Irish-American brothers - Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy and Sean - have sworn to live by the code of "family first." But as they become increasingly involved in the ruthless world of New York organized crime, their loyalties to their friends, to their loved ones, and especially to each other will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Anonymous

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Family Above All.

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Crime | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream See more »

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The pilot was written in 1997, shortly after creator Paul Haggis's short-lived, similarly themed show EZ Streets (1996) was canceled. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective at prison: So, where are the bodies?
Joey Ice Cream: Ah, man. These guys are my friends.
Detective at prison: Here's the deal, Joey. You tell us where the bodies are, how they got there, and you stay in solitary, nice and safe. You lie, you go to general population where more people than I can count want to see you dead.
Joey Ice Cream: [looking nervous]
Detective Sunny: [throws a book down on the table harshly] Where are the bodies?
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The show "The Departed" wishes it was
28 February 2007 | by trixie1127See all my reviews

Going just by the pilot - excellent! I thought the story'd be off to a bit of a slow, boring start, but it took off like a flare, from the first few shots, never flagging, never letting up. The grittiness of the look, the timing, the pace, the story line, the dialogue -- terrific, just what you'd expect from people who made "Crash." They didn't disappoint. The acting is also very good, except Keith Nobbs, who plays Joey Ice Cream: entirely too much of a clichéd motor-mouthed overacting little weasel. If he's going to continue providing the narration, it can be a detriment to the overall quality, as it was in the pilot, hence I gave it only 9 stars out of 10.


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