Set against the backdrop of bustling Boston in the fall of 2008, while the banking crisis grips national news, this mob thriller depicts the difficult circumstances that emerge when three amateur criminals hold up a high-stakes poker game. When they rob all the cash from all the players, confidence in illegal card games around the area drops, causing frustration and embarrassment for the local mob, who organised it.
Consequently, the local mobsters hire Jackie (Brad Pitt), a professional contract killer to identify and eliminate the culprits as an example of the kind of punishment that would be meted out against anyone who dared to wrong the mafia. Will Jackie succeed in fulfilling his assignment?
Did you know?
In early negotiations, Ray Liotta was the original choice to play Tony Soprano in the HBO show, The Sopranos. The part was later cast to James Gandolfini. Although they share no screen time, they both star in this film. Read More