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EDWIN BOYD: CITIZEN GANGSTER

(2011)
105 mins | Biography | Discrimination | History |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
QuebecG
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanPG
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Nathan Morlando

Writer(s): Nathan Morlando

Star(s): Nathan Morlando. Starring: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand

Synopsis:

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.

 

  • Mature 11-12

About the Director

Nathan Morlando

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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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • History - 10, 11, 12

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