Live by Night is set in the roaring '20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there fo... full plot below
U.S. Release DateLive by Night release date was Sunday, December 25, 2016. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, January 13, 2017. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Rating MPAAR for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity
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Live by Night is set in the roaring '20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.
- Ben Affleck directed Live by Night from his own script (6/17/16).