Citizen Gangster | 2012

Drama, Crime
The true tale of Edwin Alonzo Boyd, the Toronto bank robber who gained fame in the 1950s for his daring and elusive crime capers.

Cast

... Edwin Boyd

Actor

... Doreen Boyd

Actor

... Lenny Jackson

Actor

... Glover Boyd

Actor

... Val Kozak

Actor

... Detective Rhys

Actor

... Willy "the Clown" Jackson

Actor

... Mary Mitchell

Actor

Company

Edwin Boyd Productions Inc.

Production Company

Production Company

Ontario Heritage Foundation

Financier

Financier

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Edwin Boyd, the man who became postwar Toronto's most famous criminal. Edwin Boyd has returned from WWII and is dismayed by public indifference towards veterans and humiliated by his inability to fulfill his dream of being a Hollywood star or provide for his children and wife Doreen. Seeing only disappointment in the face of his policeman father, Eddie is desperate and starts to rob banks. But what starts as friendly and flirtatious robberies, performed while wearing thick makeup, evolves over time into a career that when mixed with a gang of small time criminals is not unlike that of Clyde Barrow or Butch Cassidy, in which crime and love are mixed to get explosive results.

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