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The Town (2010)
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The Town (2010)

  Movie House Memories Episode #94
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Warner Bros Pictures released The Town to theaters on September 17, 2010; grossing $152.6 million worldwide. Ben Affleck directed the superhero caper film which starred Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, and Jon Hamm.

The Town Movie Summary

In Charlestown, a Boston neighborhood, four men rob a bank. They take one manager, Claire, hostage, and give the other manager a sound beating with the butt of a rifle. After they get away, they leave Claire at the beach and flee.

The robbers are Doug, Jem, Gloansy, and Dez, four locals living a life of crime. Doug follows Claire after the robbery to find out what she knows and how much she’s talked to the police. The boys are pursued by FBI agent Adam Frawley. Doug’s co-conspirator and adopted brother, Jem, grows increasingly nervous with the loose end of Claire. Jem becomes suspicious of Doug after he and Claire nurture a budding romance.

The gang robs an armored truck that turns badly. One of the guards pulls his gun on them, and they shoot him and get away after a high speech chase, shooting police cars along the way. They leave no evidence behind, although FBI agent Frawley knows it was them.

Local Irish crime boss, Fergie, plans another big job for Doug and his gang. They’re going to rob Fenway Park after a big night. Doug is nervous after the last failed job, but Fergie persuades him to take the job, citing his mother’s addictions and his father’s incarceration as means to control Doug. Jem also gives Doug some gentle persuasion, citing the time he did in prison for Doug after shooting another local that intended to harm Doug.

After originally agreeing to run away with Doug, Claire learns that Doug was one of the robbers that kidnapped her. She is coerced into helping the FBI bust the gang. But she tips Doug, and Doug escapes the FBI. The gang is sold out, however, by Doug’s kind-of sister and baby mama, Krista, who is pressured into revealing the gang’s plans to rob Fenway when Frawley threatens to have her child taken by the authorities.

The FBI breaks up the Fenway robbery, but the gang won’t go quietly. One of them makes like he is fleeing so the others can slip out the back dressed like policemen. He speeds away in a van, but is instantly lit up by the police and killed quickly. Doug and Jem slip away, but Frawley follows Jem and kills him in a shootout in the street.

Doug pays Fergie a visit and shoots him dead, along with his bodyguard. Then Doug flees. Later, Claire is gardening. She finds a bag of money from Doug with a note, and she donates the money to refurbish the local hockey rink. Doug, seemingly safe, hides in Florida, alone.

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  • Eddie

    Hey Matt, if you liked this you should check out the friends of Eddie coyle. Affleck taked about being influenced by it. Great film.

  • Eddie

    Really looking forward to the M podcast, hope it’s not a short one, that film warrants an hour.

    • moviehousechris

      M’s final cut is a reasonable length at 47:30. Heaven’s Gate is the longer one at 1:03:30.

      • Eddie

        Oh, I didn’t realize you already recorded that. Do you often record them that far out? Had any of the others seen M before? Lang went on to have a great career in the US, but I don’t think he topped M.

        • moviehousechris

          It depends on the show, but we are usually a month ahead. 2 are a few months out. The Golden Age will be about 8 months ahead. And Metropolis used to be my favorite Fritz Lang film, but M is now my favorite.