R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
The movie is loosely based on actual events, and a real enforcer for mobster John Looney, who was betrayed by him.
Michael Sullivan, Jr.:
There are many stories about Michael Sullivan. Some say he was a decent man. Some say there was no good in him at all. But I once spent 6 weeks on the road with him, in the winter of 1931. This is our story.
As stated in the beginning and ending statements by "Michael" the entire movie (story) takes place in the "winter of 1931". However, at about the 56-minute mark Maguire is shown walking under elevated train tracks. The leaves on the trees to the right side of the screen under the elevated train tracks are green and fully leafed. The scene outside the diner includes the sound of crickets chirping and shows long, green grass going to seed alongside the road. So from the 56-minute mark to the end credits (with one brief exception, a shot outside the church when John Rooney is taking communion) the remainder of the movie was obviously filmed in either very late spring or full summer with all of the trees being green and fully leafed and all of the grass being green and tall.
Thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London
$22,079,481 14 July 2002