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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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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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Crime | Drama

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

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,000 (USA) (23 December 2016)

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$10,377,558 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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The original cut of the film ran closer to 3 hours and was intended to be a very character heavy film before Warner Bros. elected to explore a different route in hopes of delivering a crowd pleasing action film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence a photo is shown of a dead soldier with a bloody face. Affleck' s character fought in WW1. The photo of the soldier is from the Civil War. See more »

Quotes

Emma Gould: We do what we wanna do. Go where we wanna go.
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Soundtracks

La Guajira (Rumba)
Traditional
Performed by Don Aspiazu (aka Don Azpiazú and His Orchestra)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Pathetic, Predictable and Pretentious
28 January 2017 | by (Adelaide Aust) – See all my reviews

There are some very poor films being made nowadays that resort to silly or gratuitous violence (if there is such a thing) with stories that are pure fancy and do not reflect the times or anything close to it. Overlay that with patently fake explosions and special effects that just cheapen the film and you are left with something that it is easy to walk out of at half time. I had just had enough of the rattling machine guns and stupid macho posturing.

It becomes very annoying when you see how much money is spend on this tripe when they could make more films like Robert Redford's "The Company you Keep", for example that has no special effects just clever and thought provoking dialogue.


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