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THE TOWN

Year: 2010
USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Bros Pictures International UK
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, Titus Welliver, Slaine, Owen Burke, Dennis McLaughlin, Corena Chase, Brian Scannell, Kerri Dunbar
Director: Ben Affleck
Country: USA
USA & UK: 124 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, violence, infrequent sex and hard drug use
USA Release Date: 17 September 2010
UK Release Date: 24 September 2010

Synopsis

There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. Most of the professionals live in one square mile neighbourhood called Charlestown. However, Doug MacCray (Ben Affleck) is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves and had a chance of escaping from his father's criminal ways. Instead Doug heads up a band of brutal bank robbers who take exactly what they want then get out clean. Doug's crew are his family particularly Jem (Jeremy Renner) who almost like a brother.

During the gang's last heist, Jem takes the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage but when they accidentally discover soon afterwards that she also lives in Charlestown, Jem is worried she might be a problem and wants to see if she a threat to them. Knowing how ruthless Jem can be, Doug takes control and following Claire he decides to deliberately chats her up. Claire is completely unaware that Doug was one of the burglars that had terrorised her at the bank a short while ago and responds to this charming stranger. As their relationship develops into a passionate romance, Doug wants to make a fresh start and quit the town.

Meanwhile Federal Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm) is closing in on Doug's ruthless gang and pressure mounts on him with Jem increasingly questioning his loyalty to them. Doug realises that escaping from his crew is not going to be easy, and could even entangle Claire and put her life in danger. Any choices Doug once had have now gone leaving one - betray his friends or lose the woman he loves!

Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan, Ben Affleck direct and stars in THE TOWN, a dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope and escaping a past that has no future. The film co-stars Jon Hamm (MAD MEN), Rebecca Hall (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA), Jeremy Renner (THE HURT LOCKER), Blake Lively (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS), Pete Postlethwaite (IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER), Titus Welliver (GONE BABY GONE) and Chris Cooper (ADAPTATION).










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