The Town (2010 movie) Wiki
The Town is a 2010 crime thriller movie co-written, directed by, and starring is Ben Affleck, readjusted from Chuck Hogan’s 2004 story Prince of Thieves. It also stars Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, and Chris Cooper, and accompanies a group of Boston bank robbers who set out to get one last record by robbing Fenway Park.
The Town was premiered on September 8, 2010, at the Venice movie festival Then being released in the United States on September 17, 2010. Based on actual events, it received approval from critics for its direction, screenplay, editing, and the performances of the cast and grossed $154 million worldwide. The Town was accepted by the National Board of Reviews as one of the top ten movies of 2010, while Renner was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Postlethwaite was posthumously chosen for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Douglas “Doug” MacRay, James “Jem” Coughlin, Albert “Gloansy” MacGloan, and Desmond “Dez” Elden, four lifelong friends from Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood, rob a bank. Claire Keesey, the assistant manager, is a captive who is released unhurt.
When Doug discovers Claire lives in their area, he tracks her down to see how much she has told the cops and to make sure Jem doesn’t eliminate her as a witness. Soon, they develop a romantic relationship, which Doug keeps hidden from the rest of the gang.
He tells Claire about his hunt for his long-lost mother, who he believes went to live with his aunt in Tangerine, Florida, as they become closer. He was also on the verge of becoming a professional hockey player, but he decided to forego it in order to follow in his father’s footsteps. She tells Doug she noticed a tattoo on one of the robbers, and he recognizes Jem, so they’re all sent to prison.
To persuade her not to tell the authorities, Doug tells her that if she does, she would be placed in witness protection and sent to live in another state. His plan works, and she stays silent.
Their ties to local Irish mobster Fergus “Fergie” Colm, whose front is a florist’s, are recognized by FBI Agent Adam Frawley. Doug reveals his desire to leave Boston for Florida during a visit to his father Stephen in prison. Their second robbery attempt in the North End goes horribly wrong, and they barely make it out alive. Frawley interrogates the suspects but is unable to get admissions and is forced to release them.
Doug invites Claire to accompany him on his trip, and she agrees. When Frawley discovers Claire has resigned from her work, he wiretaps her phone, shows her his dossier on Doug, and threatens to prosecute her as an accomplice after discovering their relationship. She cooperates with the FBI and breaks up with Doug after learning he was one of her assailants.
Doug and Jem arrive at Fenway dressed as Boston cops, steal $3,500,000 in gate money, and prepare to flee in an ambulance disguised as paramedics. The FBI has surrounded the perimeter after receiving information from Doug’s ex and Jem’s sister Krista (whom Frawley had threatened). Dez and Gloansy are both shot in a firefight with FBI SWAT operators. When Frawley spots Jem, they engage in a gunfight, in which Jem is shot in the leg. Jem commits suicide by cop by rushing out with pistols in hand, determined not to return to prison and without bullets.
Doug murders Fergie and his bodyguard and phones Claire, knowing that Claire is in danger and that he will never be able to flee as long as Fergie is alive. He sees the FBI with her as she tells him to come over via binoculars from across the street. He initially believes she is about to betray him, but she gives him a vocal cue to warn him away. Doug disguises himself as an MBTA employee and departs on a train. Frawley deduces that Claire was the one who tipped him off, but her information is too obscure to warrant an arrest.
Claire later discovers a buried bag containing money, a tangerine, and a message from Doug, implying that she can make better use of the money than he can and that they may meet each other again while gardening. Claire gives the money to the local ice hockey arena, where Doug used to play, in remembrance of Doug’s mother. Doug looks out over the water from the deck of a little house, despondent but presumably safe in Florida.
The Town Movie Cast
- Ben Affleck as Douglas “Doug” MacRay
- Rebecca Hall as Claire Keesey
- Jon Hamm as FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley
- Jeremy Renner as James “Jem” Coughlin
- Blake Lively as Krista “Kris” Coughlin
- Chris Cooper as Stephen “Big Mac” MacRay
- Pete Postlethwaite as Fergus “Fergie” Colm
- Slaine as Albert “Gloansy” MacGloan
- Owen Burke as Desmond “Dez” Elden
- Titus Welliver as Detective Dino Ciampa
- Dennis McLaughlin as Russell “Rusty”
- Brian Scannell as Henry
- Isaac Bordoy as Alex Colazzo
- Jack Neary as Arnold Washton
- Edward O’Keefe as Morton Prevent
- Victor Garber as David
- Jim Ford as FBI Swat (uncredited)
Director Adrian Lyne introduced producer Graham King to Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves in 2006. After showing it to King, Warner Bros. decided to produce an adaptation directed by Lyne and scripted by Sheldon Turner. Despite Turner’s screenwriting efforts, Hogan and screenwriter Peter Craig were unable to create a script that met Warner’s requirements for a normal two-hour film with a $37 million budget. By 2008, it had been determined that The Town would be the title.