R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Jesse Plemons gained weight for his role as Kevin Weeks. Producers of the television series Fargo (2014), his next project, asked him to keep the weight on. He portrays a character who is a butcher by profession.
Before we start, I want you to kow something. I'm not a rat. You understand? I want that on record before we start.
DEA Agent Eric Olsen: Okay. You are not a rat. And it's on record. Mr. Weeks, the charges against you, racketeering, extortion, kidnapping, and accomplice ...
James 'Whitey' Bulger "won" the lottery in 1991, not before 1986 as the film implies.
As the actors are listed, pictures and footage of the real people they portrayed are shown.
$22,635,037 (USA) (20 September 2015)