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A Brooklyn teen (Nick Thurston) sees art school as his ticket to a better life, while his older brother (Geoffrey Wigdor) believes that burglary is the way to finance their dreams.

Cast & Crew

Nick Thurston
Brian Leary
Karen Allen
Margaret Leary
Stephen Lang
Patrick "Paddy" Leary
Leslie Murphy
Shauna Friel
Lizzy Grant
Diane
Michael Drayer
Dennis Gleason
Ken Jennings
Jimmy Cheeks
John Gray
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John Gray
Screenwriter
Seamus Tierney
Cinematographer
Mark Snow
Original Music
Nicole Capasso
Costume Designer
Tommaso Ortino
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Critic Reviews for White Irish Drinkers

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Audience Reviews for White Irish Drinkers

  • Jul 11, 2013
    While Brian(Nick Thurston) does not mind accompanying his older brother Danny(Geoffrey Wigdor) on his jewlery robberies, he does draw the line at holding onto a gun for him. Otherwise, Brian uses art to distract himself from his abusive father(Stephen Lang) and his mother's(Karen Allen) idiosyncratic cooking and to meet women like Shauna(Leslie Murphy). For money, Brian works part-time at the moribund Lafayette Theatre where its owner Whitey(Peter Riegert) has just landed the Rolling Stones for a one hour concert which may yet save things. "White Irish Drinkers" is what we mean when we call a movie a mixed bag. On the one hand, you could occupy yourself by playing spot a cliche like brothers heading in opposite directions and incredibly prescient characters in a period piece.(However, one prediction turned out to be wrong since the movie was made.) In other ways, the movie takes full advantage of its time and place, like remembering old movie palaces in a time when New York City, not only Brooklyn, was going to the dogs, forcing many characters to choose between security and any dreams they might have.(What are the chances somebody would be reading the Daily News with the legendary cover, "Ford to NYC: Drop Dead?") To be honest, even if the movie had stopped after Brian's window painting, I would have recommended it, even without all the other cool moments. Plus, everything does neatly dovetail right at the end, rather unexpectedly. That's not to mention the fine work by the young cast, nor my eternal soft spot for Karen Allen.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2012
    White Irish Drinkers is a coming of age story, centered around a boy who doesn't quite fit in with the rest of his dysfunctional family. It's a common theme in many similar films and to be honest, I didn't see anything here, that made this movie stand out from the rest of them. This is just another coming of age film without many surprises. The story wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special. The acting was OK, as was the pace of the film. I'm finding it really difficult to say anything positive or negative about White Irish Drinkers, because the truth is, it's just a simple, ordinary story that I've seen a hundred times before. The names and places always change, and there was a familiar face or two, but nothing about this film stands out positively or negatively in any way. It's just a very common type of story with a very ordinary cast. Everyone does their job and the story gets told, I don't know what you'll think, but my reaction to this film was simple neutrality. A decent movie, but easily forgotten, as nothing made any kind of impact on me at all.
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  • May 03, 2012
    In Brooklyn in the 70's there's only 2 kinds of people: those stuck there in lower middle class doldrums or those who get out. Although cliched the performances save this trifle about two brothers (one's a crook and one ain't). Stephen Lang does well as the bad parent.
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  • Jan 14, 2012
    This movie is set back in 1975 Brooklyn, NY. We the audience follow two teenage brothers who live with a drunk abusive father and their caring mother. Of course they are a poor family and have struggles to make the bills. The older brother Danny is in to crime and is the regular one to get beat by his father. While the younger brother Brian is trying to find his place in the world and decide if he will leave Brooklyn and his family to study as a artist . The story also has some others parts to it that fill in the rest. The story is quite well done and makes for a interesting drama. The biggest names in this film is Karen Allen and Stephen Lang. But they are not the main focus of the film. That goes to the young actors Nick Thurston, Geoffrey Wigdor and Leslie Murphy. All the young actors are excellent in this. The story and main characters are very interesting. I also liked the way the movie was filmed. Had a great look to it. If your looking for a decent drama then check this out. Well worth a watch.
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