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Black Irish

Rating:R (for some language and brief violence)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 26, 2007
Running time:98 minutes
Cast:Michael Angarano, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Guiry, Melissa Leo, Emily VanCamp
Director:Brad Gann
Producer:Kelly Crean, Mark Donadio, Brad Gann, J. Todd Harris, Jeffrey Orenstein
Writer:Brad Gann
Distributor:Anywhere Road Entertainment

Description: Sixteen-year-old Cole McKay's struggle for independence is put to the test as his South Boston Irish-Catholic family implodes around him. Older brother Terry is descending into a life of drugs and crime, pregnant sister Kathleen is being sent away to cover the shame of unwed motherhood and Cole's father, Desmond, spends his days in a fog of alcohol and self-pity, silently torturing himself over what might have been. The one thing keeping young Cole's head above water is his love of baseball. A talented pitcher, Cole overcomes self-doubt and family indifference to fight his way into the state championships. To get there however, he must make a life and death decision, a decision that will change the McKay family forever.

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