Director: Nathan MorlandoWriter(s): Nathan Morlando
Star(s): Nathan Morlando. Starring: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand
This real-life adventure story is based on an actual Canadian WWII veteran and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post-war life, Eddie Boyd (Speedman, in a charismatic performance) is torn between his desire to provide for his wife (Reilly) and his dream to go to Hollywood and become a star. Eddie is charming, ambitious and hungry for success, and ultimately turns to crime in order to attain it.
Eddie gets his start by recruiting a gang of small-time crooks and slowly turns them into a crack team of professional thieves. He launches a series of spectacular bank robberies, gaining notoriety and quickly becoming both a beloved national celebrity and public enemy number one.
Morlando has a master’s degree in philosophy. His first film, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster, won Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also directed the short Countdown and the 2016 thriller Mean Dreams, which debuted in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes film festival.
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