The Black Donnellys (2007– )
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Tommy Donnelly struggles to escape the neighborhood, all the while protecting his brothers.


Paul Haggis


Paul Haggis (created by), Bobby Moresco (creator) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Tucker ... Tommy Donnelly
Tom Guiry ... Jimmy Donnelly (as Thomas Guiry)
Olivia Wilde ... Jenny Reilly
Billy Lush ... Kevin Donnelly
Michael Stahl-David ... Sean Donnelly
Kirk Acevedo ... Nicky Cottero
Keith Nobbs ... Joey Ice Cream
Chris Bauer ... Huey Farrell
Mark Margolis ... Sal Minetta
Lenny Venito ... Benny Cool
Ned Eisenberg ... Detective Frankie Stein
Paul Calderon ... Detective at prison
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Louie Downtown (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Frank Page Frank Page ... Richie
Adelia Saunders Adelia Saunders ... Kim


Four Irish-American brothers - Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy, and Sean - live by the motto of "family first" but find their individual interests conflict when they're implicated in the disappearance of a mob-connected bookie. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

26 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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The original drafts of The Black Donnellys were titled "The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream" See more »


[first lines]
Detective at prison: So, where are the bodies?
Joey Ice Cream: Oh, man. These guys are my friends.
Detective at prison: Here's the deal, Joey. You tell us where the bodies are, how they got there, and you stay in solitary, nice and safe. You lie, you go to general population where more people than I can count want to see you dead.
Detective Sunny: [throws a book down on the table harshly] Where are the bodies?
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References Blow-Up (1966) See more »


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brilliant pilot
24 October 2006 | by marilynfhSee all my reviews

I watched the pilot just an hour ago on my TV production class. It's incredibly brilliant! Only, from my view, this is much more a movie style story (as much of the elements reminded me of Trainspotting) rather than a Prime Time thing... It seems to me that the story is perfectly ended after the pilot. I don't really know what to anticipate from the following episodes. Yet, I haven't seen the other episodes . Maybe it will carve its own way. But even though, as a single episode, it contains too much information and the story fluctuates really a lot. So, still the same question, I don't see how the story could go on in like way for the whole season...

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