The Town

September 17th 2010
  • Drama/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 125 min,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, Owen Burke, Dennis McLaughlin, Titus Welliver, Corena Chase, Slaine, Brian Scannell, Isaac Bordoy, Jack Neary, Ed O'Keefe, Kerri Dunbar, Michael F. Murphy, Michele Cressinger, Michael Yebba
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Writers: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan
  • Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
  • Co Producer: Chay Carter
  • Executive Producers: David Crockett, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull
  • Art Direction: Peter Borck
  • Casting: Lora Kennedy
  • Costume Design: Susan Matheson
  • D.O.P.: Robert Elswit
  • Editor: Dylan Tichenor
  • Makeup: Marleen Alter
  • Musics: David Buckley, Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Production Design: Sharon Seymour
  • Set Decoration: Maggie Martin


Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him.

But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her.

The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Boston, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use.
  • Production Budget: $40 million
  • Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, GK Films, Thunder Road Pictures
  • Production Schedule: September 2009 - November 2009

Featured Articles


2010 Guide Analysis: "Scoring critical acclaim with his directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone", actor Ben Affleck stays within the realm of Massachusetts-set crime drama with this drama based on Chuck Hogan's "Prince of Thieves". A strange spin on the concept of Stockholm Syndrome, Affleck has assembled a strong cast in the supporting roles and a story that could have a lot of dramatic potential.

How he'll do in the main acting role is a lingering question, but the thesp has chosen quite well in recent years with quality projects that generally fit his style. Hogan's work is also more of an unknown quantity than Lehane's 'Gone', though the few reviews available for it praised it highly. Could be a surprise awards contender come late next year."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 10 September 2010: Spain
  • 15 September 2010: France
  • 17 September 2010: Canada
  • 23 September 2010: Germany
  • 29 September 2010: Belgium
  • 8 October 2010: Malaysia
  • 14 October 2010: Australia, Portugal
  • 15 October 2010: India
  • 21 October 2010: Hungary, Singapore
  • 28 October 2010: Netherlands