Black Irish

Black Irish

Black Irish Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Cole McKay's struggle for independence is put to the test as his South Boston Irish-Catholic family implodes around him. Older brother Terry is descending into a life of drugs and crime, pregnant sister Kathleen is being sent away to cover the shame of unwed motherhood and Cole's father, Desmond, spends his days in a fog of alcohol and self-pity, silently torturing himself over what might have been. The one thing keeping young Cole's head above water is his love of baseball. A talented pitcher, Cole overcomes self-doubt and family indifference to fight his way into the state championships. To get there however, he must make a life and death decision, a decision that will change the McKay family forever.

Rated for some language and brief violence

Black Irish Casts

Michael Angarano
Michael Angarano

Cole McKay

Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson

Desmond McKay

Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo

Margaret McKay

Emily Van Camp
Emily Van Camp

Kathleen McKay

Bates Wilder
Bates Wilder

Officer Cowen

Tom Guiry
Tom Guiry

Terry McKay