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Ash Wednesday

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Time Out says

In 1983, in the Irish ghetto of Hell's Kitchen, New York, one-time gangland enforcer Francis Sullivan (Burns) is none too pleased that his supposedly dead brother Sean (Wood) went walkabouts around the neighbourhood last night. Today - Ash Wednesday, penitence day, clock it - half their acquaintances are out to lay ghosts back in their grave. Shot in a smoggy palette of whisky and nicotine-infused yellows, the film is crisply composed, but the dialogue is thick-tongued and the drama dismally flat. Actor/director Burns (The Brother McMullen) has always liked to make his stories family affairs, but few would have made so little of a protagonist who's been squiring his brother's wife (Dawson) for the three years since she thought she was widowed.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Edward Burns
  • Screenwriter:Edward Burns
  • Cast:
    • Edward Burns
    • Elijah Wood
    • Rosario Dawson
    • James Handy
    • Malachy McCourt
    • Michael Leydon Campbell
    • Dara Coleman
    • Julie Hale
    • Peter Gerety
    • Michael Mulheren
    • Oliver Platt
    • Brian Burns
    • Vincent Rubino
    • James Cummings
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