Road to Perdition

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The acclaimed graphic novel from crime writer Max Allan Collins becomes this big budget Dreamworks drama from director Sam Mendes and screenwriter David Self. Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a morally conflicted Depression-era hit man committing murder in the name of his employer, John Rooney (Paul Newman). A kindly, aging Irish crime boss who raised Sullivan as his surrogate son, Rooney is affiliated with Al Capone in Chicago and thus wields great power in the "Tri-Cities" of Moline, IL; Rock Island, IL; and Davenport, IA. Curious about his father's mysterious profession, Sullivan's son, Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin), stows away in his father's automobile one night and witnesses the execution of a man at the hands of Sullivan and Rooney's biological son, Connor (Daniel Craig). Although Michael keeps his promise to remain silent about what he's seen, the paranoid and unstable Connor tries to wipe out the entire Sullivan clan anyway, succeeding only in killing Sullivan's wife, Annie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and youngest son, Peter (Liam Aiken). Enraged at this and another surprise betrayal by the Rooneys, Sullivan embarks on a path of bloody retribution, Michael in tow. Although he intends to leave his boy with relatives in the rural town of Perdition once the coast is clear, he ends up exposing Michael to the goriest aspects of his talents, slaughtering former associates as he dodges contract assassin Maguire (Jude Law) and cripples the cash flow of the Rooney and Capone organizations through a series of bank robberies, attempting to force either mob family to offer up the sequestered Connor as a sacrifice. Inspired by the popular Japanese comic book series Lone Wolf and Cub and based loosely on an episode from the life and career of notorious real-life crime figures John and Connor Looney, Road to Perdition co-stars Stanley Tucci as legendary Chicago mobster Frank Nitti. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDfb90630a-f144-558d-2825-d435465fd8b3
Grouping Titleroad to perdition
Grouping Authordreamworks pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-10-15 18:02:22PM
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auth_author2Bilcock, Jill.
Collins, Max Allan.
Craig, Daniel, 1968-
Gassner, Dennis.
Hall, Conrad.
Hanks, Tom.
Hoechlin, Tyler, 1987-
Law, Jude, 1972-
Leigh, Jennifer Jason, 1962-
Mendes, Sam.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008.
Newman, Thomas, 1955-
Newman, Thomas.
Self, David, 1940-
Self, David.
Tucci, Stanley.
Wolsky, Albert.
Zanuck, Dean, 1972-
Zanuck, Richard D.
author2-roleBilcock, Jill.
Collins, Max Allan.Road to Perdition.
Craig, Daniel,1968-
Darryl F. Zanuck Productions.
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Dreamworks Pictures.
Gassner, Dennis.
Hall, Conrad.
Hanks, Tom.
Hoechlin, Tyler,1987-
Law, Jude,1972-
Leigh, Jennifer Jason,1962-
Mendes, Sam.
Newman, Paul,1925-2008.
Newman, Thomas,1955-
Newman, Thomas.
Self, David,1940-
Self, David.
Tucci, Stanley.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Wolsky, Albert.
Zanuck Company.
Zanuck, Dean,1972-
Zanuck, Richard D.
available_at_catalogNorth Natomas
Fair Oaks
North Natomas
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_descriptionMichael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father.
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subject_facetAssassins -- Drama
Children of murder victims -- Drama
Crime drama
DVD-Video discs
Fathers and sons -- Drama
Feature films
Feature films -- Video recordings for French speakers
Film noir
Films for the hearing impaired
Gangster films
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayRoad to Perdition
title_fullRoad to Perdition [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox present a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Dean Zanuck, Sam Mendes ; screenplay by David Self ; directed by Sam Mendes
Road to Perdition [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox present a Zanuck Company production ; producers, Richard D. Zanuck, Dean Zanuck, Sam Mendes ; screenplay writer, David Self ; director, Sam Mendes
title_shortRoad to Perdition
Children of murder victims
Fathers and sons
Video recordings for the hearing impaired