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Citizen Gangster (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $625Details
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Based on the true story of Edwin Boyd, the man who became postwar Toronto’s most famous criminal. Edwin Boyd has returned from WWII and is dismayed by public indifference towards veterans and humiliated by his inability to fulfill his dream of being a Hollywood star or provide for his children and wife Doreen. Seeing only disappointment in the face of his policeman father, Eddie is desperate and starts to rob banks. But what starts as friendly and flirtatious robberies, performed while wearing thick makeup, evolves over time into a career that when mixed with a gang of small time criminals is not unlike that of Clyde Barrow or Butch Cassidy, in which crime and love are mixed to get explosive results.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
50% - Rotten
41% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 27th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Gangs, Returning Soldiers, World War II, Prison Break, Dysfunctional Family, Depression, Heist, Prison, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb, Life on the Outside, Poverty, Villain's Point of View
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,976 $625 Apr 27, 2012 3


   Edwin Boyd
Kelly Reilly    Doreen Boyd
Kevin Durand    Lenny Jackson
Joseph Cross    Val Kozak
Charlotte Sullivan    Mary Mitchell
Brendan Fletcher    Willy "the Clown" Jackson
Brian Cox    Glover Boyd

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Nathan Morlando
Producer    Allison Black
Executive Producer    Kirk D'Amico
Executive Producer    Daniel Iron
Line Producer    Daniel Bekerman
Co-Producer    Daniel Bekerman
Director of Photography    Steve Cosens
Production Designer    Aiden Leroux
Set Decorator    Rob Hepburn
Costume Designer    Brenda Broer
Composer    Max Richter
Editor    Richard Comeau

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Featured DVD Review: Citizen Gangster

August 27th, 2012

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 108 $625   1 $625   $625 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 99 $625   1 $625   $625 7

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