Films@theRoxy – McCANICK

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Films@theRoxy - McCANICK

Date(s) - Fri 3/21 - Thu 3/27
Playing All Day

PFS Roxy Theater

Official Selection of the 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival!


R / 96 min


Director: Josh C. Waller
Cast:  David Morse, Mike Vogel, Cory Monteith

Gritty and suspenseful, McCanick is a tense action-drama about a volatile Philadelphia police officer determined to apprehend a recent parolee, who holds information about the cop’s past.

A seasoned narcotics detective, Eugene “Mack” McCanick struggles daily to control his temper and to stay sober on the job. Upon being informed that Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith in his final role) has been released from prison, however, McCanick becomes obsessed with finding him. McCanick engages in a series of lies in order to hunt for Weeks, all leading to a harrowing confrontation and the revelation of a devastating secret from McCanick’s past. Set over the course of one day and shot entirely in Philadelphia, McCanick features strong performances from Philadelphia-based actor David Morse in the titular role, as well as from Philadelphia-born Mike Vogel as McCanick’s misled partner, and Ciaran Hinds as the police captain committed to protecting both McCanick and Weeks.

Official Selection of the 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival and 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.