So…they finally caught you, Whitey Bulger!
Imagine how peacock-like the FBI must feel now that two of their top ten have been taken care of. Whitey Bulger was captured after years in hiding, and whatshisname is swimming with the fishes, literally. (Or maybe not, conspiracy theorists!)
Of course, the FBI’s fast-acting publicity campaign that surprisingly ended the two-decade manhunt raises two questions: (1) Umm…why didn’t you try that sooner?, and (2) what is the fallout going to be now that he’s in custody? I remember watching a fascinating documentary about the career criminal, his ties/deals as an FBI informant and the odd situation with his brother. Whitey Bulger is surely sitting on a powder keg of info that could bring the Boston politicians and police to their knees.
Of course, his story was background for The Departed, with Jack Nicholson playing a variation of the Bulger character. They changed enough details to prevent (ahem) character assassination, but those in the know, knew.
So this week’s TGIF is Ten Boston Badasses…must-see films if you haven’t!
(01) – The Departed
(02) – The Town
(03) – The Fighter
(04) – The Friends of Eddie Coyle
(05) – Southie
(06) – Whatever Doesn’t Kill You
(07) – The Boston Strangler
(08) – Monument Avenue
(09) – Gone Baby Gone
(10) – The Verdict