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Live by Night (2016)

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A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

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Maso Pescatore
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Thomas Coughlin
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Albert White
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Dion Bartolo
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Esteban Suarez (as Miguel J. Pimentel)
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Tim Hickey
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Digger Pescatore
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Ritz Investor
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Virgil Beauregard (as JD Evermore)
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Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$108,000,000 (estimated)

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$74,618 (USA) (29 December 2016)

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$10,377,558 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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Joey Gentile was considered and campaigned for the role of Digger Pescatore. See more »

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In the 1927 scene where Joe and Emma are in bed together talking you can hear the song Moonglow playing in the background. That tune wasn't written until 1933 and the recording they were using was Artie Shaw's arrangement from 1941. See more »

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Loretta Figgis: We're all going to hell.
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Written and performed by Hozier
Courtesy of Rubiworks and Island Records
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"Not enough Tommy guns" - IGN
20 January 2017 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

"Live By Night" sees star Ben Affleck back in the director's chair for the 4th time, his previous directorial offerings being "Gone Baby Gone", "The Town", and best picture winner "Argo", and sadly, it's easily his worst. "Live By Night" boasts a wonderful cast, stunning cinematography, and enthralling action set pieces but lacks any emotional weight or an interesting story, it's your usual by the numbers gangster flick about tough guys in over-sized suits blasting each other with Tommy guns and stabbing each other in the back. "Live By Night" is not a bad film by any means but is a forgettable entry in the gangster film genre and a disappointing directorial effort from Ben Affleck.


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