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.
Revere Beach in Revere, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, was transformed into Miami Beach for the Miami scenes. Filmmakers added real palm trees to the beach, and dressed up a local pizzeria, to look like a Cuban café.
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 ...
When Whitey and his crew are pulled over by a marked Boston patrol car, the cruiser's license plates are solid blue with white letters and the word police written at an angle. At the time, they would have been solid white with blue lettering, like the plates on Whitey's and Connolly's cars.
As the actors are listed, pictures and footage of the real people they portrayed are shown.
$22,635,037 (USA) (20 September 2015)