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Citizen Gangster (2011)

Edwin Boyd (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 27 April 2012 (USA)
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WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

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Nathan Morlando

Writer:

Nathan Morlando
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Speedman ... Edwin Boyd
Kelly Reilly ... Doreen Boyd
Kevin Durand ... Lenny Jackson
Joseph Cross ... Val Kozak
Brendan Fletcher ... Willie 'The Clown' Jackson
Charlotte Sullivan ... Mary Mitchell
Melanie Scrofano ... Ann Roberts
Brian Cox ... Glover Boyd
William Mapother ... Detective David Rhys
Christian Martyn ... Billy Boyd
Cynthia Galant ... Carolyn Boyd
Daniel Kash ... Al
Joris Jarsky ... War Veteran
Brigitte Kingsley ... Fiona Kordic
Tara Nicodemo ... Bank Teller (Robbery 1)
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Storyline

Based on a real WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. He discovers a way to do both, robbing banks Hollywood style, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Gangster. Media darling. Model citizen.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Citizen Gangster See more »

Filming Locations:

Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$625, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$625
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The historic archive footage of Lorne Greene reporting on the Boyd Gang was the the very first telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television network (CBC-TV). See more »

Goofs

It's implied that Lennie Jackson and Willie Jackson (no relation) knew each other before meeting with Edwin Boyd. However, Willie only joined them after Lennie and Edwin had made their acquaintance. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bank Teller: How can I help you?
Eddie Boyd: I'd like to make a deposit, please.
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Written by Frank Loesser
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Dry bread
10 July 2014 | by BantamSee all my reviews

Okay, the movie is based on a true story (a fad nowadays, it seems), and it most certainly has its moments. But in general the entire flick lacks some panache. If it were a Canadian province, I'd say it's (northern) Manitoba on a Tuesday night.

While the main protagonist is portrayed rather decently, as well as his 'transformation' the rest of the movie is a bit stale and dry - I'd go so far to say clinically clean. Yeah, I get it, he's quite a normal guy, a victim of circumstance and all, trying to make ends meet and all. And I dig the story, but it's like eating a loaf of dry bread - you satisfy your hunger but without much joy. Personally I think the director (maybe as writer, too), tried a bit too hard to make it "arty" and forgot that a movie also should be entertaining, otherwise it's just bland ol' life. I'll keep the director in mind, maybe his next flick will be less Manitoba and more Québec.


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