“Black Irish” is an indie coming-of-age drama set in South Boston, highlighting the divergent paths of two brothers: Terry’s engagement in drugs and crime, and 16-year-old Cole’s aspiration to reach the state baseball championships. A life-and-death confrontation ensues, endangering family bonds, Irish roots, and Catholic traditions.

Amidst ongoing family dysfunction and self-doubt, Cole persists in pursuing his baseball dreams. Driven by determination, he confronts a life-altering choice that could reshape the trajectory of the McKay family. Within the distinctive culture of South Boston, the film poignantly portrays the quest for meaning and belonging.

Black Irish | March 28, 2007 (United States) 6.9
Director: Brad GannWriter: Brad GannStars: Michael Angarano, Brendan Gleeson, Emily VanCampSummary: A teen altar boy who wants to be a baseball player clashes with his black-sheep older brother in this powerful portrait of a dysfunctional, working-class Irish-American family in South Boston.


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