Every year, over 300 bank robberies happen in Boston. And one neighborhood, Charlestown, has given the world more bank robbers and car thieves than any other place in America.
Doug MacRay (played by Ben Affleck) is one of them. But he is not “cut” from the same fabric as the others, because he had a chance to change his life, not to follow his murderous father. However, Doug chose to become the head of a band of unscrupulous thieves, whose pride is to steal without being trapped. Doug’s only family is made up of his accomplices in thieves, and the only man he can almost think of as a brother is Jem (played by Jeremy Renner), despite his fierce temperament and dangerous behavior.
The situation is changing, however, after the last break, when Jem takes hostage to the bank manager, Claire Keesey (played by Rebecca Hall). When she discovers that she lives in Charlestown, Jem is nervous and wants to know how much Claire knows about the perpetrators. Knowing why Jem is capable, Doug promises that he does and seeks Claire, who does not even realize that this encounter is not accidental and that the strange charmer is one of those who had terrorized her a few days before.
Relationship with Claire turning into a passionate love affair, Doug decides to change his life and leave the city. But this proves to be extremely difficult, as the FBI agents – led by Frawley (played by Jon Hamm) – are following him, and Jem doubts his loyalty. Doug realizes that it will not be easy to escape and that his actions may endanger Claire. Therefore, he has no choice but to have two things: to betray his friends or to lose the woman he loves.
Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, features The Town / City, a production of GK Films and Thunder Road Film, directed by Ben Affleck, a dramatic thriller about thieves and cops, friendship and treason, love and hope and a run of a past which leaves no chance for the future.
The script is written by Peter Craig, Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard after Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves novel. Producers of the film are Graham King and Basil Iwanyk, and executive producers Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay and David Crockett. The picture is signed by Robert Elswit, the scenography by Sharon Seymour, and the installation by Dylan Tichenor. The costumes are created by Susan Matheson, and the soundtrack is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and David Buckley. The cast includes: Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite and Chris Cooper.