• Publication date: July 10, 2012

Black Irish

A Boston teen of Irish ancestry dreams of playing professional baseball amidst family turmoil.

Program data

Duration: 95

Production Year: 2007

MBC 2:

August 28, 2012 05:30 (KSA) ~ August 28, 2012 04:30 (CLT)

Cole McKay (Michael Angarano) is a Boston native of Irish descent attempting to do the right thing, while surrounded by temptation and family strife.  He aspires to play professional baseball; until then, he hones his craft as a player for his Catholic high school's team.

 

The teen's older brother, Terry (Tom Guiry) hopes to lure Cole into his world of drug peddling and petty crime.  When McKay's parents are forced to enroll him at Terry's public school, Cole faces his brother's constant harassment, and is subsequently forced to participate in illegal activities.  Can the youngster overcome the struggles that lie ahead?

Starring:

 

  • Michael Angarano
  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Tom Guiry
  • Melissa Leo
  • Emily VanCamp

 

Directed by: Brad Gann

 

Rating: Rated R for some language and brief violence.