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Film Date :   September 17, 2010
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The Townis a 2010 American crime film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck that is adapted from Chuck Hogan 's novelPrince of Thieves.The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010 to positive reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a "Certified Fresh" rating with 94% positive critical reviews. In addition, the film opened at number one at the U.S. box office with more than $23 million. It was released on Blu-Ray Combo Pack & DVD Friday, December 17, 2010 (2010-12-17).

The motion picture is one of a number of films set in Boston , Massachusetts over the past decade that have formed a "sub-genre" of crime movies, including Affleck's ownGone Baby Gone.

A team of four lifelong friends — Doug MacRay ( Ben Affleck ), James "Jem" Coughlin ( Jeremy Renner ), Albert "Gloansy" Magloan ( Slaine ), and Desmond "Dez" Elden (Owen Burke), from the tough streets of Charlestown , a neighborhood in Boston Massachusetts — rob a Cambridge bank, taking bank manager Claire Keesey ( Rebecca Hall ) hostage. After her release, Doug follows Claire and they begin a relationship. He explains to her that his mother deserted him and apparently moved to Tangerine, Florida .

FBI agent Adam Frawley ( Jon Hamm ) surveils the crew and realizes they work for 'Fergie' Colm ( Pete Postlethwaite ), a local florist. Doug is hesitant to undertake their next assignment, and his fears are confirmed during the robbery in the North End , where gunfire erupts. The police arrive quickly, a chase ensues, and the team barely escapes.

In a visit to his father ( Chris Cooper ) at the local federal prison, Doug reveals he is planning to leave Charlestown. Jem approaches Doug with another job, but he turns it down. He tells Fergie he will not do the job, but Fergie reveals that Doug's mother never left the family — she committed suicide after Fergie supplied her with drugs — and warns that he will kill Claire if Doug does not do the job. Doug finally agrees. He and Jem enter Fenway Park dressed as Boston police officers, trick the guards and counting room staff ( Edward O'Keefe ), steal millions of dollars, and prepare to leave in an ambulance dressed as paramedics. Meanwhile, the FBI has surrounded the building. Jem spots SWAT officers and begins to shoot, causing Dez to be killed. Gloansy creates a diversion and is also killed while Doug and Jem put their cop uniforms back on and slip out. Agent Frawley figures out the ruse, catches sight of Jem, and tries to arrest him. Jem fires at Frawley and tries to escape, but he is cornered by the police. He has a shootout with the police in the middle of the street, and manages to kill a few of the officers before being wounded in the leg by a blast from Frawley's shotgun. Knowing there is no way out, Jem chooses to let the police kill him in suicide by cop fashion, rather than go to prison for the rest of his life.

Doug escapes in a police cruiser, heads to Town Flowers, and kills Fergie. He calls Claire and asks her to come away with him, but he is watching from a house nearby and can see the FBI are in the same room with her. Claire, at first tells him to come to the room to pick her up, but in the end gives him a coded message to warn him that the FBI are there. Doug puts on an MBTA uniform and escapes from Boston. Later, Claire finds a bag buried in a community garden which she tends. The bag contains money, a tangerine and a note that ends with "I'll see you again, on this side or the other." Claire uses the money to finance the renovation of a local Boys and Girls Club with a children's hockey rink, and dedicates it to Doug's mother. The film ends with a shot of Doug looking out over a waterway from the porch of a wooden house in Tangerine, Florida.

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